Best Castles Within 50 Miles Of Holyhead

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From prehistoric earthworks, through Roman hill forts, Norman towers, Motte-and-bailey fortifications to artillery fortresses the UK boasts over 600 examples open to the public.
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    Caernarfon Castle - 8.4 (17 Miles)
    Originally the site of an Eleventh century Norman motte and bailey castle, Edward I of England comm…Similar
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    Caer y Twr Hillfort - 8.4 (0 Miles)
    The remains of a stone rampart can be seen on the north and east side of Holyhead Mountain, taking …Similar
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    Harlech Castle - 7.9 (36 Miles)
    Harlech Castle, located in Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales, is a concentric castle, constructed atop a clif…Similar
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    Beaumaris Castle - 7.9 (22 Miles)
    Beaumaris was the last of the great castles to be built by Edward I in North Wales, part of an "iro…Similar
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    Bodelwyddan Castle - 7.9 (46 Miles)
    A historic house and museum with a free audio tour available, the Castle also boasts large areas of…Similar
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    Criccieth Castle - 7.8 (30 Miles)
    Criccieth Castle is a castle situated on the headland between two beaches in Criccieth, Gwynedd, on…Similar
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    Conwy Castle - 7.6 (32 Miles)
    It was built between 1283 and 1289 as part of King Edward I's second campaign in north Wales. Like …Similar
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    Caer Gybi - 7.4 (0 Miles)
    Three-walled Roman fort. The fourth side fronted the sea and probably the site of a quay. Its date …Similar
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    Segontium - 7.4 (18 Miles)
    Remains of a Roman fort, located on the outskirts of Caernarfon. Incorporates a museum containing r…Similar
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    Penrhyn Castle - 7.0 (22 Miles)
    19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds. Magnificent views over Snowdonia…Similar
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    Twthill - 6.9 (47 Miles)
    A Norman castle located near the town of Rhuddlan. Twthill castle is built to a 'motte and bailey' …Similar
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    Dolwyddelan Castle - 6.4 (33 Miles)
    A castle located in a prominent position on a hill overlooking the A470 trunk road near Dolwyddelan…Similar
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    Gwydir Castle - 5.9 (35 Miles)
    Gwydir Castle is situated in the Conwy Valley and is set within a Grade 1 listed, 10-acre garden.Similar
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    Castell Prysor - 5.9 (41 Miles)
    Stone mound dates back to 1284.Similar
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    Carn Fadryn - 5.9 (28 Miles)
    Carn Fadryn is a five-hectare Iron Age hill fort and is the name of the hill on which the fort is s…Similar
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    Dinas Gynfor - 5.9 (11 Miles)
    The principal defences of this late prehistoric promontory fort lie along the south side and can be…Similar
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    Dinas Emrys - 5.9 (29 Miles)
    Dinas Emrys (Welsh for "fortress of Ambrosius") is a rocky and wooded hillock near Beddgelert. Risi…Similar
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    Castell Bryn Gwyn - 5.4 (15 Miles)
    Circular earthwork enclosure was originally surrounded by a bank and external ditch, although the l…Similar
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    Bryn Euryn - 5.2 (35 Miles)
    A limestone hill overlooking Rhos on Sea. It is a rich mixture of grassland and woodland. Also has …Similar
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    Dolbadarn Castle - 4.9 (24 Miles)
    Dolbadarn Castle rests on a rocky hillock at the tip of Llyn Padarn, perched above a roadway near L…Similar
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    Rhuddlan Castle - 4.9 (47 Miles)
    The castle sits alongside the River Clwyd, which allowed the castle to be provisioned through a spe…Similar
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    Castell Degannwy - 4.9 (32 Miles)
    2 hills near Deganwy. Only parts of the wall remain and bailey ditches.Similar
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    Carndochan Castle - 4.4 (48 Miles)
    Ruined medieval castle on top of a hill.Similar
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    Tomen y Mur - 4.4 (38 Miles)
    Medieval motte castle.Similar
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    Caer Leb - 4.4 (15 Miles)
    The defences, possibly status derived, originally comprised two banks and ditches. Excavations in t…Similar
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