You don’t have to go far to see a castle in Wales. There are castle on the coast, in the countryside, and on hilltops across this tiny country, and in this image galley you’ll discover some of the most stunning of these ancient buildings.
Beaumaris castle, on the island of Anglesey, together with the coastal castles of Conwy and Carnarvon are some of the most spectacular mediaeval structures in Britain. One of the prime requisites when a site was being selected for the construction of a castle was a view of the surrounding landscape so that an invading army could be seen well before they reached the walls of the fortress – and the view from the high walls of the castles at Carrig Cennen, Kidwelly and Denbigh is as spectacular today as it was in the distant past.
Wales is also home to the fascinating ruins of several religious centres, with the Tintern and Valle Criusis abbeys featured here.
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