Château Rhianfa, Anglesey
Complete with turrets fit for royalty and interiors to match, Château Rhianfa is set in stunning gardens on the fair isle of Anglesey. The Château was built in 1849 by Sir John Hay Williams, Baronet of Bodelwyddan for his wife, using 16th century French architecture as inspiration. With spectacular views over the Menai Strait and Snowdonia, this is for those seeking a real life fairy tale.
Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion
This castle overlooks the River Teifi in Cardigan, Ceredigion. It used to be derelict but after a hefty restoration, it was opened to the public in 2015 – boasting holiday accommodation, a heritage centre, education facilities, a restaurant and a concert area. There are loads of activities for children and the accommodation includes self-catering apartments and bed and breakfast rooms.
Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire
It’s all about luxury at this a 12th century, award-winning castle hotel, Pembrokeshire. It is situated on a hill with panoramic views over St Brides Bay and the Preseli Hills. The rooms are high spec and you can eat at two AA Rosette Blas Restaurant and sister hotel, Twr y Felin. Wander through the 12 acres of gardens and woodland, head to nearby Newgale beach or visit St David’s Cathedral. Full Welsh breakfast is included.
Castell Deudraeth, Portmeirion
There’s a contemporary feel to this castle, yet the recent renovation was sympathetic to the building’s architectural heritage. There are spacious rooms, some of which have open working fireplaces and a stunning Victorian walled garden, which makes this a great place to stay all year round.
Craig-Y-Nos Castle, Brecon Beacons
This castle used to be the home of opera singer Adelina Patti and is perfectly placed to explore the outdoors and surrounding areas. Situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, Craig Y Nos Castle is for those seeking a romantic and rural setting with a bit of history – historical tours are free for all guests.
Hywel Sele Lodge near Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park
As you can imagine given the National Park location, this semi-ruinous Tudor-Gothic style abode is pretty amazing. You’ll find it in the deer park on the famous Nannau estate where it provides secluded deluxe accommodation for guests wanting to explore this beautiful part of Snowdonia.