A view of the Mawddach Estuary on a clear spring day with woodland lining the shores.
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A wealth of fascinating historical sites and outstanding medieval castles

Wales has some of the best examples of medieval castles in the world, and many are found here in Eryri, including castles built by Welsh princes as well as castles of English kings.

In addition to castles, there are several other stunning historical sites ranging from medieval abbeys to sites of national cultural importance.

Drone photo of Dolbadarn Castle
Dolbadarn Castle

Built towards the end of the 12th century by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.

Dolbadarn Castle

Aerial photo of Carndochan castle
Carndochan Caslte

Castle near Llanuwchllyn typical of the castles built by the princes of Wales.

Carndochan Castle

Ruined walls at Bere Castle
Bere Castle

Castle in the Dysynni Valley built in 1221 by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.

Bere Castle

Aerial photo of Dolwyddelan Castle
Dolwyddelan Castle

Built towards the end of the 12th century to protect the mountain pass between Conwy and Cricieth.

Dolwyddelan Castle

The western walls of Harlech Castle
Harlech Caslte

One of the defensive castles built by Edward I in north west Wales.

Detail of Cymer Abbey arches
Cymer Abbey

Cistercian abbey near Dolgellau built in 1189.

Cymer Abbey

The Yr Ysgwrn farmhouse
Yr Ysgwrn

Home of one of Wales’s greatest poets and one of Welsh heritage’s greatest treasures.

Yr Ysgwrn

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant

Home of Bishop William Morgan, the first person to translate the Bible into Welsh.

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant