Castles & Welsh heritage

Whichever bit of Wales you head for, you’ll find yourself within easy distance of the world’s finest castles and awe-inspiring landmarks. There are over 600 of them, from Roman times to millionaires’ follies of the 19th century, making Wales the castle capital of Europe. Each has its special story.

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Steam train on Gwili Steam Railway, Carmarthenshire
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Steam trains of Wales

A journey on board a narrow gauge steam train is the best way to enjoy the landscape of Wales

Laugharne Castle in the snow, Carmarthenshire
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10 walks through history

Come for heritage and scenery on these ten short walks on the Wales Coast Path.

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Great mountain ranges, lush valleys, a ragged coastline and ancient castles...

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Pembroke Castle
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Traditions and history

All about the traditions and history of the Welsh nation.

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Raglan Castle
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King Arthur’s Wales

Plan your own early medieval adventure by visiting our ancient hill forts and standing stones.

The River Dee passing under the Pontycysyllte Aqueduct, Dee Valley
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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The dramatic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is an engineering marvel and a World Heritage Site.