Castles in the Brecon Beacons National Park
- Carreg Cennen Castle
- Crickhowell Castle © Philip Pankhurst
- Llandovery Castle
- Tretower Castle
Wales is home to some of Europe's finest surviving medieval castles. Here in the Brecon Beacons, we have our fair share.
Perhaps the most dreamy and dramatic of all are the weathered remains of Carreg Cennen Castle, perched high up on a limestone crag.
As our National Park is situated close to the border between Wales and England, many a territorial struggle has taken place on our doorstep. Magnificent ruins such as those at Brecon, Crickhowell, Llandovery and Tretower bear witness to a turbulent past, while grand mansions such as Cyfarthfa Castle, Newton House at Dinefwr and Tretower Court remind us that castles were once mighty symbols of power and wealth.
Most of our ruins stand in parkland that's open to the public, while our more intact castles and mansions are cared for by Cadw and the National Trust. They all make exciting and inspiring days out.
Abergavenny Castle and Museum
Abergavenny Castle is a picturesque ruin set against the spectacular hills ...
Blaen Llynfi Castle
This 13th century castle once had buttresses, towers and a moat. Blaen Ll...
The romantic ruins of Brecon Castle overlook the River Usk and the River Ho...
This mid 12th century stone keep perches atop an earlier motte in a small w...
Carreg Cennen Castle
Carreg Cennen is a haunting, atmospheric castle that appears to spring out ...
Crickhowell Castle, also known as Alisby's Castle, is a prominent feature o...
Cyfarthfa Castle, Museum and Gallery
Surrounded by beautiful parkland, this 19th century extravagance serves as ...
Not to be confused with the more well-known Castle Dinas Bran in Denbighshi...
This ruined medieval Welsh castle stands upon a high wooded ridge above the...
Part Norman, part Jacobean and part Victorian, Hay Castle has housed invade...
From the base ofthis stronghold, visitors readily sense just how imposing i...
Tretower Court and Castle
The village of Tretower boasts a fine 13th century circular keep and one of...