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St Davids Bishops Palace

St Davids Bishops Palace, the ruins of the medieval palace of the Bishops of St Davids, largely dating to the late 13th and 14th centuries. It was abandoned in the mid 16th century, in ruins by the 17th and is open to the public.
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Parc-y-Castell

Parc-y-Castell is a field containing the earthworks of a well-preserved ringwork and bailey at the edge of a river cliff, which has been partially eroded by landslip on the river side. It is likely to have been built for the Norman kings in their meetings with the bishops.
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Castell Moel Llangain

Castell Moel is a ruined 16th century fortified manor situated on the site of earlier structures including what may be a landscaped motte and bailey within the grounds of a working farm
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Llancaiach Fawr

Llancaiach Fawr is a semi-fortified Tudor-era mansion, possibly occupying the site of an earlier building. It is a "living history" attraction focussing on the Civil War period, and although it is not a castle, it is included on my website for its historical value as it dates to at least 1530.
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Llys Rhosyr

Llys Rhosyr is the site of a native Welsh court and manorial centre which burned down in the mid 14th century. The site has been part excavated and clearly defined foundations are exposed and stabilised. Perimeter access is supported by information boards.
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Dingestow Motte

Dingestow Motte, badly overgrown motte and bailey on river promontory site adjacent to public footpath, and replaced by Dingestow Castle 400 metres to the west
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Clytha Castle

Clytha Castle, a small late 18th century mock castle in a scenic location near Abergavenny and available to hire through the Landmark Trust
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Cefnllys Castle (South)

Cefnllys Castle, earthworks and footings of substantial 2-phase hilltop castle of the Mortimers
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Aikenway Castle

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Castle Hill Beauly

Castle Hill Beauly, a ditched and banked fortified promontory overlooking a ford of the River Beauly, enclosure mostly eroded by river
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Castle Hill Brora

Castle Hill Brora, a small ditched motte on a glacial mound likely serving as a bailey overlooking the river Brora
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Peel of Semple Loch

Peel of Semple Loch, a ruined and overgrown tower on an often flooded spit of land in Castle Semple Loch, an RSPB nature reserve
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Castle Hill East Links

Castle Hill East Links, scant remains of a fortified promontory castle of the de Vaux family on the outskirts of North Berwick overlooking the coast
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Wamphray Place

Wamphray Place, earthworks of motte and bailey castle and stone buildings of this early Johnstone seat
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Ryehill Motte

Ryehill Motte, a well-preserved motte on farmland with much eroded ditch overlooking the River Nith
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Robgill Tower

Robgill Tower, remains of C16 tower house of the Irvings, much altered and incorporated into privately owned later mansion
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Mote of Mark

Mote of Mark, scant remains of important Rheged fort associated with Arthurian legend
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Moat Brae Kirkcudbright

Moat Brae Kirkcudbright, landscaped remains of motte at end of High Street overlooking river
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Dinning Motte

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Cantraydoune Motte

Cantraydoune Motte, an impressive motte with traces of a ditch overlooking a small burn to the east and Strathnairn to the north
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Bathgate Castle

Bathgate Castle, earthworks of short lived castle of the Stewarts now part of a golf course
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Bryn Ffanigl

Bryn Ffanigl-Uchaf, two sets of e/w identified as ?earthwork castles or manors of C13
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Bryn Derwen Motte

Bryn Derwen Motte, fragmentary e/w of ditched motte & ?bailey on scarp overlooking river
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Bleddfa Castle

Bleddfa Castle, e/w and scarce footings of motte within bailey & keep on summit C12-13
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Ystradowen Motte

Ystradowen Motte, e/w of ?incomplete ditched motte near to church at end of low ridge
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Ynyscrug Castle

Ynyscrug Castle, scant e/w remain of motte & bailey largely destroyed by railway & road building
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Whitchurch Motte

Whitchurch Motte, site of barrow reused as motte & ?tower destroyed C20; occupied by housing
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Wern Y Cwrt Motte

Wern Y Cwrt Motte, e/w of formerly ditched motte on sloping site near church and holy well
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Wentloog Castle

Wentlloog Castle, e/w of ditched motte & ?lost bailey near church part surrounded by housing
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Waynards Castle

Waynards Castle or Trefecca Motte, e/w of ?motte in scarped platform occupied by modern house
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Waun yn Pant Y Dinas Motte

Waun ybn Pant Y Dinas, e/w of overgrown ?motte & bailey on hilltop site in remote area
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Waun Twmpath Motte

Waun Twmpath, e/w of ditched motte & ?bailey at the end of a spur overlooking river valley
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Tyddyn Mount

Tyddyn Mount, e/w of ditched motte in grounds of farm on high ground adjacent to river valley
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Ty Newydd Mount Llannor

Ty Newydd Mount Llannor, e/w of ditched motte on slight rise ?reused as park feature
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Ty Du Pendoylan

Ty Du Pendoylan, e/w of small ditched mound with ?traces of bailey, but of dubious function
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Twyn Y Gregen

Twyn Y Gregen, e/w of ditched motte on natural mound overlooking minor watercourse
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Twyn Tudur

Twyn Tudur, mutilated e/w of ditched motte with summit bank in field adjacent to church
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Twthill Rhuddlan

Twthill Rhuddlan, e/w of C11 motte & ?bailey overlooking river S of Rhuddlan Castle
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Twthill Caernarfon

Twthill Caernarfon, rocky hilltop defended by ditch of unknown date identified as ?castle
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Twmpath Motte Rhiwbina

Twmpath motte Rhiwbina, e/w of ditched motte on spur overlooking minor watercourse
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Twmpan Motte Llangors

Twmpan Motte Llangors, e/w of mottewith lost ditch overlooking head of river valley
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Truemans Hill

Truemans Hill, badly mutilated motte with ?bailey in public park. Probably replaced by Hawarden
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Troed Yr Harn Motte

Troed Yr Harn Motte, e/w of small ?ditched motte in marshy area by watercourse
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Trellech Motte

Trellech Motte, e/w of large ditched motte & site of bailey on ridge to N of major lost settlement
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Trefecca Motte

Trefecca Motte, e/w of ?motte & bailey castle over river valley; contains private residence
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Tredustan Motte

Tredustan Motte, e/w of mutilated formerly ditched motte in farmyard overlooking river valley
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Tre Fedw Moat

Tre Fedw Motte, mutilated e/w of ditched motte and ?bailey overlooking river valley
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Tre Castle Raglan

Tre Castle Raglan, mutilated e/w of ditched motte within bailey now occupied by farm buildings
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Tomenlawddog

Tomenlawddog, e/w of ditched motte & possible bailey next to church and burial ground
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Tomen Y Maerdy

Tomen Y Maerdy, e/w of ditched motte at the end of a spur overlooking river valley
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Tomen Y Faerdre

Tomen Y Faerdre, impressive ditched motte formed from rocky outcrop overlooking river
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Tomen Y Clawdd

Tomen Y Clawdd, e/w of large but low ditched motte surrounded by housing estate
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Tomen Y Cefn Lle Oer

Tomen Y Cefn Lle Oer, e/w of ditched motte & bailey on top of ridge; motte top hollowed out
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Tomen Seba Llangeler

Domen Seba, e/w of ditched motte with ?buried masonry on summit; ditch partially wet
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Tomen Rhyd Owen

Tomen Rhyd Owen, e/w of ditched motte & adjacent enclosureon top of ridge overlooking river
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Tomen Maesmor

Tomen Maesmor, oval mound within private gardens with ?lost ditch may have served as a motte
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Tomen Madoc

Tomen Madoc, e/w of ditched motte on top of a ridge, damaged by C19 work & animals
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Tomen Llansantffraid

Tomen Llansantffraid, mutilated e/w of ditched motte surrounded & damaged by housing
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Tomen Llanio

Tomen Llanio, e/w of ditched motte on elevated site above river valley; no sign of bailey
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Tomen Las Motte Pennal

Tomen Las Motte Pennal, e/w of ditched motte in low lying land on resort, ?lost llys site
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Tomen Fawr Llanystumdwy

Tomen Fawr Llanystumdwy, e/w of small ringwork/ditched motte on coastal terrace
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Tomen Cefncoch Motte

Tomen Cefncoch, well-preserved ditched motte in prominent upland site without bailey
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Tomen Cefn Glaniwrch

Tomen Cefn Llaniwrch, e/w of mutilated ditched motte within private garden on hilltop site
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Tomen Castle

Tomen Castle Llanfihangel Nant Melan, e/w of ditched oval motte on site at the top of a ridge
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Tomen Bedd-Ugre

Tomen Bedd-Ugre, e/w of ditched motte & bailey on hilltop site with ?llys site nearby
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Talgarth Tower

Talgarth Tower, occupied C13/14 tower house next to river crossing, houses tourist centre
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Sully Castle

Sully Castle, scant remains of C13 fortified manor survive in churchyard, the main site is built over
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Stormy Castle Cynnig

Stormy Castle Cynnig, e/w of denuded ditched motte without bailey on a low ridge
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Stephens Castle Lampeter

Stephens Castle Lampeter, mutilated e/w of large motte within University grounds; bailey(s) lost
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St Marys Yard Mound

St Marys Yard Mound, e/w of ?eroded ditched motte on river cliff of the Usk with no bailey
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St Ishmaels Tump

St Ishmaels Tump, overgrown e/w of ditched motte with likely lost bailey to SE
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St Georges Castle

St Georges Castle, occupied tower & hall of C15 rebuild of older castle is now private farmhouse
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St Fagans Castle

St Fagans Castle, one wall survives of C12-13 ringwork/castle within grounds of museum
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Rumney Castle

Rumney Castle, partially destroyed e/w of large ditched motte/ringwork survives in private garden
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Rug Park Motte

Rug Park Mound, e/w of motte formed from burial mound with later ice house built into it
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Rhayader Castle

Rhayader Castle, e/w of C12 castle built on strong crag over river destroyed several times C13
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Prestatyn Castle

Prestatyn Castle, denuded e/w of motte & bailey fortfied in stone but destroyed C12
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Pointz Castle

Pointz Castle, e/w of ditched motte and ?lost bailey with ?footings on motte within farm
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Plas Baglan

Plas Baglan, low & overgrown ruins of C13 tower and quadrangular courtyard at end of spur
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Penygochel

Penygochel, poorly defined e/w of ?motte and bailey castle on low slopes above river
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Penycastell Caer Oleu

Penycastell Caer Oleu, e/w and footings of D-shaped fortified enclosure at end of ridge
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Penycastell Bronant

Penycastell, partial e/w of ditched motte, apparently left unfinished, on low hill
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Penmaen Burrows

Penmaen Burrows, e/w of ringwork with 2 occupations C12-13 on headland overlooking bay
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Pencastell Llangeler

Pencastell Llangeler, e/w of ditched motte on high ground overlooking head of river valley
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Pencader Castle

Pencader Castle or Mabudrud, e/w of ditched motte at end or promontory with ?bailey
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Penarth Mount

Penarth Mount, partially ditched oval motte on spur overlooking river valley
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Pen Y Clawdd Castle

Pen Y Clawdd Castle, large but low ditched motte within grounds of B&B - ?moated site
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Pen Llys Ringwork

Pen Llys Ringwork, e/w of banked enclosure on scarp & adjacent linear bank near church site
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Parc Y Castell

Parc Y Castell, e/w of denuded quadrangular ditched manorial site at the end of a low spur
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Norton Castle

Norton Motte, e/w of ditched motte with traces of bailey occupied by housing to east
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New Moat Castle

New Moat Castle, e/w of large ditched motte possibly replacing earlier site near church
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Nefyn Motte

Nefyn Motte, e/w of mutilated motte with C19 watch tower on top, surrounded by village
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Morganstown Motte

Morganstown Motte, e/w of ditched motte on alluvial river terrace; traces of ?bailey to NE lost
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Mill Wood Castle Dingestow

Mill Wood Castle, Dingestow, e/w of motte and ?bailey at the end of promontory site
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Marcross Castle

Marcross Castle, traces of C13/14 fortified manor have been built into farm buildings
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Manian Fawr

Manian Fawr, mutilated e/w of enclosure made from 2 ditches across ridge, trad called castle
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Manafon Motte

Manafon Motte, e/w of ditched motte & ?bailey on promontory spur overlooking river
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Luggy Motte

Luggy Motte, e/w of D-shaped ditched motte & bailey; both eroded by adjacent stream
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Lower Min-y-Llyn Motte

Lower Min-y-Llyn Motte, ditched motte, ?bailey & other unintelligable e/w by ford site
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Llyssun Castle

Llyssun Castle, e/w of motte & bailey on glacial ridge next to former river course in fields
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Llys Arthur

Llys Arthur, e/w of rectangular banked enclosure in fields of uncertain date, nature or origin
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Llwynduris Castle Mound

Llwynduris Castle Mound, e/w of small part-ditched motte on knoll overlooking river valley
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Llowes Castle Tump

Llowes Castle Tump, e/w of ditched mound on the edge of a former channel of the Wye
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Lleiniog Beach Mound

Lleiniog Beach Mound - e/w of small mound on promontory defended by ditch of uncertain date
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Llanwnnen Castle

Llanwnnen Castle, e/w of strong D-shaped ringwork at the top of scarp above river valley
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Llanthomas Motte

Llanthomas Motte, e/w of ditched motte within private garden but visible from road
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Llanllwni Mount

Llanllwni Mount, tree-covered e/w of motte on ridge mutilated by graveyard extension
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Llanhilleth Motte

Llanhilleth Motte, mutilated e/w of ditched motte in farmyard near later Castell Taliorum
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Llangwm Uchaf Motte

Llangwm Uchaf Motte, e/w of ditched motte/ringwork in private garden of farm
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Llangadfan Motte

Llangadfan Motte, badly mutilated e/w of ditched motte is only survivor of m&b castle
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Llanfyrnach Motte

Llanfyrnach Motte, e/w of ditched motte/ringwork on low promontory occupied by village
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Llanelli Castle

Llanelli Castle, e/w of motte & ?bailey submerged in reservoir, also ?2nd site to SW in park
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Llandyssil Bridge Mound

Llandyssil Bridge mound, e/w of ?unfinished motte & bailey on glacial mound in field
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Llandeilo Graben Motte

Llandeilo Graben Motte, tree covered e/w of ditched motte on low ridge between streams
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Llandefaelog Fach Motte

Llandefaelog Fach Motte, e/w of motte within private gardens of house dating to C16
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Llandaff Palace

Llandaff Bishops Palace. Ruins of C13 courtyard castle abandoned C15 and slighted C17
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Llangwathan Motte

Llangwathen Motte, e/w of ditched motte & ?bailey on marshy site by stream on farm
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Liege Castle

Liege Castle, e/w of rectangular moated manorial site within those of IA Castell Moel hillfort
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Langstone Court Motte

Langstone Court Motte, e/w of motte with ?ditch and ?bailey within private grounds
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Knighton Castle

Knighton Castle, e/w of motte/ringwork & bailey within inaccessible private garden(s)
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Kinnerton Court Motte

Kinnerton Court Motte, e/w of ditched motte; ?bailey suggested from field boundaries
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Kemeys House

Kemeys House, privately occupied C15 tower & hall extended C16-19 and much modernised
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Hughs Castle

Hughs Castle Talybont, e/w of ditched motte & bailey (?s) on natural rise above river
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Holywell Castle Mound

Holywell Castle Mound, e/w of ditched motte on tip of forested promontory site
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Hen Gastell Briton Ferry

Hen Gastell, Briton Ferry, site of important C6-10 fort reused as castle C12; destroyed by M4
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Hen Domen Llansantffraid Deuddwr

Hen Domen Llansantffraid Deuddwr, e/w of ?ditched motte on low summit in remote area
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Gwern Y Domen

Gwern Y Domen, large ditched motte w/summit rampart, e/w to S beyond disused railway line
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Guilsfield Motte

Guilsfield Motte, ?motte built within hillfort of Gaer Fawr; also Castle Hill farm 1km to NE
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Great Rudbaxton Mount

Great Rudbaxton Mount, e/w of formerly ditched mound within farmyard near church
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Goytre Motte

Goytre Motte, mutilated e/w of ditched motte at the top of a hill overlooking valley
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Glan-Mynys Mount

Glan-Mynys Mount, tree-covered e/w of ?motte & ?ditch at the end of low ridge overlooking river
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Gelli Garn Ringwork

Gelli Garn ringwork, e/w of small ringwork within private paddock on slopes overlooking river
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Fforest Wood Castle

Fforest Wood Castle, e/w of ditched motte on ridge cutting off area to S serving as bailey
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Fforest Castle

Fforest Castle or Twdin, e/w of ditched ringwork on hilltop with causewayed entrance
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Felin Isaf Motte

Felin Isaf Motte, e/w of ditched motte & destroyed bailey on the edge of an industrial estate
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Evenjobb Motte

Evenjobb Motte, a mutilated ditched motte and Dunns Lane, e/w of small ditched mound associated with dammed ?millpond
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Erw’r Castell Caerwys

Erw'r Castell Caerwys, modest mound on sloped site ? Used as an earthwork castle or llys
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Eglwys Cross Motte

Eglwys Cross Motte, e/w of ditched motte with partial bank & ?bailey to E on a ridgetop site
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Domen Las Castle

Domen Las Castle, e/w of ditched motte on estuarine ridge by RSPB trail; ?llys site of Abereinion
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Domen Gastell Llandrinio

Domen Gastell Llandrinio, much denuded e/w of motte & bailey largely destroyed by floodworks
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Domen Fawr Tafolwern

Domen Fawr Tafolwern, e/w of large ditched motte @ alleged bailey at river confluence
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Domen Ddreiniog

Domen Ddreiniog or Talybont Castle, small mutilated ditched motte on riverside location
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Dolbenmaen Castle

Dolbenmaen Castle, e/w of mutilated ditched motte on ridge by ford; probable llys site
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Dolbedwin Motte

Dolbedwin Motte, e/w of formerly ditched mound at river confluence, interpreted as ?motte
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Dixton Motte

Dixton Motte, e/w of low ditched mound, both irregularly shaped. Probable moated manorial site
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Dingstopple Mound

Dingstopple Mound, e/w of small mound & disproportionately large ?wet ditch by spring
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Dale Castle

Dale Castle, privately occupied C19/20 mansion ?incorporating C13 or later tower house
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Cymer Motte

Cymer Motte, e/w of D-shaped mound on low knoll with ruins of C18 tower on top
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Cwm Meurig Motte

Cwm Meurig motte, e/w of small ditched motte next to stream and overlooking marshy area
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Crogen Motte

Crogen Motte, e/w and strewn masonry of ?motte next to occupied late medieval house
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Craig Ruperra Motte

Craig Ruperra Motte, e/w of ditched motte within a hillfort & later landscaped with spiral path
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Cottrell Motte

Cottrell Motte, e/w of ditched motte with summit bank and ?associated enclosure to SE
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Hundred House Mount

Hundred House Mount, e/w and footings of motte & bailey overlooking river
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Clyn Pattel Mound

Clyn Pattel Mound, small motte with traces of ditch between 2 streams; no sign of bailey
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Cilwhybert Motte

Cilwhybert Motte, e/w of ditched motte upon a spur. ?Bailey occupied by farm
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Cil Ifor

Cil Ifor, mutilated e/w of ringwork (possibly medieval) erected at the end of a hillfort
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Chepstow Park

Chepstow Park, e/w of circular moated site with internal bank along with ?modern ruin
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Cenarth Motte

Cenarth Motte, e/w of ditched motte overlooking river ford & near village church
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Castlebythe Motte

Castlebythe Motte, e/w of small ditched motte near to church, no evidence of ?destroyed bailey
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Castle Hill Hyssington

Castle Hill Hyssington, e/w & footings of motte, bailey & buildings on small hill, ?Castle of Sned
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Castle Gwilym

Castle Gwilym, denuded e/w of triple banked enclosure now occupied by farm
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Castle Caereinion

Castle Caereinion or Twmpath Garmon, e/w of ditched C12 motte in churchyard ?occupies bailey
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Castell y Domen Llangyndeyrn

Castell Y Domen Llangyndeyrn, e/w of ditched motte at top of a steep slope above river valley
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Castell Waunllanau

Castell Waunllanau, e/w of ringwork said to have possessed stone wall at the head of a valley
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Castell Trefilan

Castell Trefilan, e/w of large ditched motte on elevated site near church, occupied to C13
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Castell Trefadog

Castell Trefadog, e/w and footings of strong C14 house on part-eroded fortified promontory
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Castell Taliorum

Castell Taliorum, e/w of motte in farmyard & site of cruciform tower in private garden
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Castell Prysor

Castell Prysor, scant ruins of tower on top of rocky knoll serving as motte, & of settlement below
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Castell Pistog

Castell Pistog, e/w of ditched & mutilated motte above minor valley, with traces of bailey to east
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Castell Nonni

Castell Nonni, e/w of ditched motte with traces of ?bailey on land overlooking marsh
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Castell Nant Y Garan

Castell Nant y Garan, e/w of ditched motte in low lying ground with no bailey
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Castell Mawr Llanwinio

Castell Mawr Llanwinio, e/w of motte erected within e/w of ?Iron Age fortified promontory
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Castell Maenclochog

Castell Maenclochog, site of small stone castle on knoll destroyed by Welsh C13
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Castell Madoc

Castell Madoc, e/w of motte and of ringwork in private gardens of house ?offering B&B
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Castell Llwyn Gwinau

Castell Llwyn Gwinau, e/w of ?ditched motte/ringwork on top of a hill but mostly ploughed out
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Castell Llwyn Bedw

Castell Llwyn Bedw, e/w of ditched motte at the end of a low ridge surrounded by marsh
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Castell Llanddowror

Castell Llanddowror, e/w of ditched mound on low hill believed to have acted as a motte
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Castell Llainfawr

Castell Llainfawr, e/w of ditched ringwork next to stream overlooking river valley
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Castell Hywel

Castell Hywel, e/w of ditched motte at the end of a spur, refortified twice in c12
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Castell Hendre

Castell Hendre, e/w of ditched motte near village church, ditch largely lost
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Castell Haidd

Castell Haidd, e/w of ditched motte near spring & parish church; no remains of a bailey visible
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Castell Gwarcwm

Castell Gwarchwn or Ystrad Peithyll, e/w of ditched motte in angle of river confluence
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Castell Gronw

Castell Gronw, e/w of ditched motte in private garden overlooking river/lake confluence
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Castell Glas

Castell Glas, e/w of rectangular mound with faint evidence of ditch, ?moated manorial site
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Castell Farm Llanddeiniolen

Castell Farm Llanddeiniolen, e/w of possible ditched motte site on slopes overlooking small valley
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Castell Dyffryn Mawr

Castell Dyffryn Mawr, e/w of large ditched motte with ?modern revetment & walling
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Castell Du Sennybridge

Castell Du Sennybridge, or Rhid y Briw, ruined tower & footings of C13 courtyard castle of unknown extent
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Castell Du Llanfihangel-ar-Arth

Castell Du Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, e/w of mutilated ditched motte in prominent position
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Castell Cynon

Castell Cynon, e/w of ringwork at the end of a ridge adjacent to plant hire yard
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Castell Cynfal

Castell Cynfal, e/w of C12 ditched motte with summit bank on natural rocky hillock
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Castell Cwm Aran

Castell Cwm Aran, e/w of rectangular ditched motte with banked bailey, C11-13
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Castell Crychydd

Castell Crychydd or Herons Castle, e/w of small ringwork and bailey adjacent to farm
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Castell Crugerydd

Castell Crugerydd, e/w of small motte & bailey castle in prominent location, ?C12
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Castell Coch Newhouse

Castell Coch Newhouse, ruins of C14 hall house in e/w of moated enclosure, further e/w to SE
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Castell Caerwedros

Castell Caerwedros, e/w of large ditched motte now partly occupied by housing
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Castell Caemaerdy

Castell Caemaerdy, e/w of small mound, ?used as a motte - or post medieval garden feature
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Castell Cadwaladr

Castell Cadwaladr or Caer Penrhos, e/w of large ringwork within hillfort serving as bailey
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Castell Bryn Amlwg

Castell Bryn Amlwg, e/w of large ditched motte on hill converted to courtyard castle in C13
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Castell Bolan

Castell Bolan, e/w of ditched mound at the top of a spur with a 2nd mound placed on top
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Castell Aber Cafwy

Castell Aber Cafwy, e/w of double enclosure on ridge site identified with C12 castle and caput
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Cas Troggy

Cas Troggy, substantial ruins of small and ?incomplete C14 courtyard castle of Bigods
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Carreghofa Castle

Carreghofa Castle, denuded e/w of which may represent this castle mentioned 1101-1213
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Din Geraint

Cardigan Old Castle, e/w of fortified promontory enclosure in bend of river aka Din Geraint
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Candleston Castle

Candleston, tower of fortified C14 manor in ruins of mansion occupied to C19
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Camrose Castle

Camrose Castle, e/w of motte in garden & ?bailey overlooking stream & site of mills
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Caerau Motte

Caerau Motte, e/w of ?ditched motte within e/w of Roman fort containing farmyard
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Caer Siac

Caer Siac, badly mutilated e/w of ditched motte on ridgetop site, with enclosures both sides
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Caer Licyn

Caer Licyn, e/w of small mound within irregular earthwork on ridge. Uncertain date & purpose
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Caer Beris

Caer Beris, e/w of large ditched motte with ?bailey, ?once with a shell keep, in loop of river
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Cae Wall Wood Motte

Cae Wall Wood Motte, e/w of quadrangular ditched enclosure? associated with nearby Pencoed
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Cae Castell Llechart

Cae Castell, Llechart, e/w of mound on square platform on ravine side; ?outer enclosures too
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Cae Burdydd Castle

Cae Burdydd Castle, e/w of small ditched motte or collapsed tower overlooking a river gorge
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Cadwgan Hall Mound

Cadwgan Hall, e/w of ?motte on natural knoll next to Offa's Dyke; ?bailey occupied by farm
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Broncoed Tower

Broncoed Tower, C15 tower built into larger multiphase mansion to C19. Privately occupied
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Bron Felin Motte

Bron Felin Motte, e/w of ditched motte within bailey platform on slopes overlooking river
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Boughrood Motte

Boughrood Motte, mutilated e/w of ditched motte used to have footings of ?shell keep
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Bonvilles Castle

Bonvilles Castle, site of lost ?hall-house destroyed by colliery and build over by housing
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Bogs Mount Castle

Bogs Mount Castle, e/w of ditched motte with traces of a bailey in boggy site next to stream
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Bishton Castle

Bishton Castle, quadrangular platform overlooking river with ?footings or e/w of inner enclosure
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Bishopton Old Castle

Bishopton Old Castle, e/w of ringwork & bailey on the edge of a ravine occupied C12-13
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Bishops Moat

Bishop's Moat, e/w of small motte & bailey also known as Castlewright (& variants) & Hithoet
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Benton Castle

Benton Castle, small privately occupied courtyard castle restored C20 on private estate
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Beganston Castle

Beganston Castle or Leckwith, mutilated e/w of ringwork on low spur with no history
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Bedford Castle Glamorgan

Bedford Castle Glamorgan, e/w of embanked enclosure with low mound may be ?C15 manorial site
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Barry Castle

Barry Castle, ruins of fortified manor ?on site of earlier earth and timber castle and homestead
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Barland Motte

Barland Motte is actually a collapsed rectangular tower, also associated e/w of courtyard
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Banc y Bettws Motte

Banc y Bettws Motte is a small overgrown ditched motte in trhe middle of some fields
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Banc Llwyndomen

Banc Llwyndomen, e/w of rectangular riverside platform ?associated with nearby Hendy Castle
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Angle Castle

Angle Castle is a ruined hall-house, serving as manorial site but no evidence of other defences
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Allt Cunedda

Allt Cunedda or Cae Gaer, much denuded e/w of oval fortified enclosure - uncertain date or use
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Adpar Motte

Adpar Motte, relandscaped e/w of ?motte within private grounds, no evidence of ditch or bailey
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Aberyscir Castle

Aberyscir Castle, e/w of ditched motte on riverside promontory site, footings of wall on summit
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Aberllynfi Castle

Aberllynfi Castle, e/w of small motte & low bailey on natural bluff overlooking river valley
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Aberlleiniog Castle

Aberlleiniog Castle, e/w of C11 ditched motte & ?bailey, later stone fort erected on summit
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Aberafan Castle

Aberafan Castle, site of quadrangular moated enclosure which may have had a central tower. Built over.
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Aberffraw Motte

Aberffraw Motte, lost site of llys and presumed motte of the princes of Gwynedd abandoned C14
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Ystrad Meurig Castle

Ystrad Meurig Castle, e/w and footings of C12 castle of the Clares at the end of a spur, ?llys site
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WorletonCastle

Worleton or Doghill, e/w of moated manorial site ?C14 of Bishops of Llandaff
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Womaston Castle

Womaston Castle, e/w of ditched motte within private grounds, any bailey lost in landscaping
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Wolfscastle Castle

Wolfscastle, e/w of ditched motte within oval bailey at river confluence ?occupied to C13
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Wiston Castle

Wiston Castle, interesting and unaltered motte and bailey castle with shell keep
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White Castle

White Castle, ruins of large C12 royal castle extended by Burghs C13 ruined by C16
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Walwyns Castle

Walwyns Castle, e/w of large fortified promontory (?Iron Age origin) with motte & ?stone tower
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Usk Castle

Usk Castle, ruins of C12-13 castle of the Clares, Mortimers and Herberts abandoned C16
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Upton Castle

Upton Castle, strongly fortified mansion, much altered since first built in C13
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Twmbarlwm Castle

Twmbarlwm, e/w of large ditched motte buit on ramparts of hillfort on tall and prominent hilltop
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Tretower Castle

Tretower Castle, ruins of C12-14 castle of the Picards abandoned C14 - C15 for Tretower Court
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Tregrug Castle

Tregrug Castle, e/w of large ditched motte with perimeter bank, which may represent footings of shell-keep
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Trecastle Castle

Trecastle Castle, e/w of large C12 motte and bailey in fields, part destroyed by road
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Tomen-y-Rhodwydd Castle

Tomen Y Rhodwydd, substantial e/w of motte & bailey castle built 1149, destroyed 1158
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Tomen-y-Mur Castle

Tomen Y Mur - e/w of large ditched motte within rampart of Roman fort (?bailey) on hilltop site
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Tomen-y-Bala

Tomen Y Bala, e/w of large motte in use early C13. Probable ditch and bailey lost beneath town
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Tomenseba

Tomenseba, e/w of ditched motte with ?bailey in field adjacent to road
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Tomen Castell Dolwyddelan

Tomen Castell, ruins of C12 tower on natural mound; replaced by Dolwyddelan
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Tir-y-Dail Castle

Ammanford Castle or Tir y Dail House, e/w of ditched motte &?bailey at river confluence
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Tinboeth Castle

Castell Tinboeth, massive earthworks and scant ruins of C13 castle of Roger Mortimer
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The Berries

The Berries, motte and rectangular bailey of unknown provenance
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Tenby Castle

Tenby Castle, fragmentary remains of promontory castle active C12-14 then abandoned
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Tan-y-Castell

Tan-y-Castell, earthworks of ringwork and bailey on prominent hilltop site, abandoned C13
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Talyfan Castle

Talyfan Castle, inaccessible ruins of C13 castle of the Earls ofg Gloucester ruined by C16
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Talley Castle

Talley Castle, e/w of ?motte on natural mound in marshy area between 2 lakes
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Sycharth Castle

Sycharth Castle, e/w of the seat of Owain Glyndwr started out as motte & bailey, destroyed 1403
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Swansea Castle

Swansea Castle, ruins of C12-C14 castle of Beaumonts and de Braoses, abandoned C15
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Stanage Farm Motte

Stanage Farm motte, e/w of ditched motte on hillock on river terrace, & ?bailey to SW
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St Nicholas Gaer

Y Gaer St Nicholas, e/w of ditched ringwork with small natural "annex"; may be Iron Age fort
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St Donats Castle

St Donats Castle, C13 castle of the Stradlings occupied to C19, now a private school
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Skenfrith Castle

Skenfrith Castle, ruins of C13 keep and courtyard of de Burghs ruined by C16
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Simons Castle

Simons Castle, e/w of motte fortified in stone in bailey on natural knoll, both damaged by quarry
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Ruthin Castle

Ruthin Castle, ruins of large courtyard C13 castle of Reginald de Grey occupied by hotel
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Roche Castle

Roche Castle, ruins of tower remaining from C13/14 fortified courtyard or manor
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Roch Castle

Roch Castle, C13 tower built on rocky outcrop ruined by C15 & now in use as a hotel
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Rhyd-yr-Onen Castle

Rhys yr Onen, e/w of motte & bailey on fortified promontory guarding ford at river confluence
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Rhyd Y Gors St Clears

St Clears Castle or Rhyd Y Gors, e/w of motte & bailey ?C12 occupied to C13 at river confluence
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Rhuddlan Castle

Rhuddlan Castle, surprisingly large castle of Edward I with diverted river serving as port
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Rhos Ddiarbed Castle

Rhos Diarbed or The Moat Llandinam, e/w of large motte & 2 baileys, C11-C12 occupation at least
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Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle, ruins of extended C15 castle of William ap Thomas damaged C17
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New Radnor Castle

New Radnor Castle or Radnor, e/w & covered footings of large C11-C15 royal castle
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Presteigne Castle

Presteign Castle or The Warden, e/w of motte/ringwork & bailey destroyed 1262
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Pill Castle

Castle Pill, earthworks only of a courtyard castle of indeterminate date reused in C17
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Peterston Castle

Peterston Castle, inaccessible ruins of ?C12 castle of the le Sores
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Penycastell Llanilar

Pen Y Castell Llanilar, e/w of hilltop site variously identified as hillfort or motte & bailey
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Penycastell Llanidloes

Pen Y Castell Llanidloes, e/w of motte & bailey on top of a hill covered with trees
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Pentre Isaf Motte

Pentre Isaf or Hendre Isaf, denuded e/w of ditched motte & ?bailey, which is occupied by farm
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Penrice Castle Ring

Penrice Castle Ring, e/w of large ditched ringwork abandoned in favour of Penrice Castle C13
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Penrice Castle

Penrice Castle, large ruined C13 castle of Penrice family not accessible to public
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Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle, C19 castellated mansion, National Trust property
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Penrhos Castle

Penrhos Castle, e/w of ditched motte within small bailey dismantled mid C13
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Pennard Castle

Pennard Castle, ruins of C12-C14 castle of Beaumonts and Braoses abandoned by C16
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Penmark Castle

Penmark Castle, ruins of C13 castle of Umfravilles + Bawdrips abandoned C16
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Penlle’r Castle

Penlle'r Castle, e/w and footings of unusual ?C13 tower and courtyard on hilltop location
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Penkelly Castle

Penkelly Castle, traces of C11-C14 castle of the Baskervilles and others abandoned C14
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Penhow Castle

Penhow Castle, occupied C12-16 castle of Seymours and others, not open to public
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Pencoed Castle

Pencoed Castle, ruins of C13 castle of de Mores and C16 manor of Morgans within farm
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Penarth Mount

Penarth Motte, e/w of ditched motte on the end of a spur overlooking a river
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Pen Y Garn Castle

Pen Y Garn Castle, ruins of defended courtyard believed to be those of a C12 castle
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Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle, huge round keep, and courtyard castle of the Earls of Pembroke
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Pant Glas Castle Mound

Allt Pant Glas, e/w of fortified promontory ?serving as ditched motte, also ?Iron Age
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Painscastle

Painscastle, massive e/w of impressive motte & bailey castle rebuilt in stone, destroyed 1401
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Oystermouth Castle

Oystermouth Castle, ruins of C12 castle extended by de Braoses occupied to C18
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Oxwich Castle

Oxwich Castle, ruins of C13 castle of Mansells converted to mansion C15, abandoned C17
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Owain Glyndwrs Mount

Owain Glyndwrs Mount, e/w of ditched motte on riverside ridge. Also ?moated site to the east
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Old Beaupre Castle

Beaupre Castle, ruins of fortified manor house of Bassetts + Mansells occupied C14-C17
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Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle, ruins of C12-C13 castle of the de Londres + Earls of Lancaster, ruined C17
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Newtown Hall Motte

Newtown Hall, much mutilated e/w of large ditched motte and bailey within public park
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Newport Castle Pembrokeshire

Newport Castle, occupied C13 castle abandoned by C16 and restored C19, closed to public
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Newport Castle Monmouthshire

Newport Castle, frontage of C14 courtyard castle of the Audleys ruined by C18
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Newcastle Emlyn Castle

Newcastle Emlyn Castle, ruins of C13 promontory castle of the princes of Deheubarth
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Newcastle Castle Bridgend

Newcastle Bridgend, ruins of C12 castle of Turbervilles + others abandoned C17
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Newcastle Castle Llangattock

Newcastle Llangattock, mutilated e/w remains of motte & bailey occupied by modern buildings
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Nevern Castle

Nevern Castle, remains of motte & bailey castle rebuilt in stone; also tower with rock cut ditch
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Neuadd Goch Mound

Neuadd Goch, e/w of ditched motte on promontory site between 2 streams. No bailey
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Neath Castle

Neath Castle, ruins of C12-13 castle of Earls of Gloucester abandoned C17
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Narberth Castle

Narberth Castle, ruins of C13 courtyard castle occupied to C17 then abandoned
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Morlais Castle

Morlais Castle, ruins and earthworks of massive unfinished C13 castle of Gilbert de Clare
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Morgraig Castle

Morgraig Castle, intriguing ruins of C13 castle, either native Welsh or of de Clares
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Montgomery Castle

Montgomery Castle, substantial ruins of castle of the Burghs and crown destroyed C17
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Monmouth Castle

Monmouth Castle, ruins of royal C11-C17 castle largely destroyed C17 + built over
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Mold Castle

Mold Castle, earthworks of substantial motte & bailey castle, C12-13. Now a public park
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Middle Park Motte

Middle Park Motte, e/w of low mound within former round ditched enclosure with internal bank
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Mathrafal Castle

Mathrafal Castle, site of llys and earthworks of large motte and bailey destroyed C13
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Manorbier Castle

Manorbier Castle, ruined C12-C13 castle of the de Barris part-restored C19
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Maes Celyn Castle

Maes Celyn Castle, e/w of motte & ? Bailey on river terrace, possibly reused as church site
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Loughor Castle

Loughor Castle, scant ruins of C12 castle of the Braoses ?abandoned C15 by Mowbrays
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Llys Gwenllian

Llys Gwenllian, e/w of denuded motte & bailey castle in junction of streams; occupied by farm
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Llys Edwin

Llys Edwin, pair of C13/14 quadrangular moated sites trad. Associated with C11 Edwin of Tegeingl
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Llawhaden Castle

Llawhaden Castle, impressive ruined C13 courtyard castle of Bishops of St Davids
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Llanvaches Castle

Llanvaches Castle, faint earthworks of castle of manor complex within publicly accessible field
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Llantrithyd Castle

Llantrithyd Castle, slight and partial e/w of C12 ringwork with buried footings on slight knoll
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Llantrisant Castle

Llantrisant Castle, ruins of important C13 castle of Earls of Gloucester ruined by C16
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Llansteffan Castle

Llansteffan Castle, ruined C12 courtyard castle extended C13, ruined since C16
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Llanquian Castle

Llanquian Castle, e/w & scant ruins of ditched ringwork on raised platform. C12, rebuilt C13
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Llanilid Castle

Llanilid Castle, e/w of ditched motte adjacent to church, abandoned in favour of nearby moated site
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Llangynwyd Castle

Llangynwyd Castle, scant overgrown ruins of C12 castle of Earls of Gloucester destroyed C13
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Llangybi Castle

Llangybi Castle, ruins of unfinished large C13 castle of de Clares blown up C17
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Llanfair Treflygen Motte

Llanfair Treflygen Motte, or Llandyfriog, denuded e/w of ditched motte adjacent to ruined church
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Llanvair Discoed Castle

Llanvair Discoed Castle, inaccessible remnants of C13 castle of fitzPayns and Monthermers
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Llanegwad Castle

Llanegwad Castle, e/w of modest ditched motte on sloping site overlooking river valley
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Llandovery Castle

Llandovery Castle, ruins of C12-C13 castle of Princes of Deheubarth abandoned C15
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Llandough Castle

Llandough Castle, remains of C15 tower built into occupied C19 mansion; grounds sometimes open
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Llanddew Palace

Llanddew Palace, ruins of large courtyard castle of Bishops of St Davids to C16 in private garden
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Llanblethian Castle

Llanblethian Castle (St Quentins), ruined C13 castle of the de Clares abandoned by C17
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Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle, impressive remains of C13 castle built on site of earlier structures
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Ladys Mount Powis

Ladys Mount Powis, large ditched motte on hilltop location, unknown provenance or purpose
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Knucklas Castle

Knucklas Castle, overgrown footings of short-lived C13 courtyard castle destroyed by 1316
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Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle, imposing D-shaped C13 castle of the Bishop of Salisbury, abandoned C16
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Kerry Moat

Kerry Moat, earthworks of modest motte & bailey built c 1135 within private gardens
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Kenfig Castle

Kenfig Castle, overgrown ruins of C12 castle of Earls of Gloucester dismantled 1405
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Kemeys Castle

Kemeys Castle, e/w of small motte & bailey on riverside location at top of steep slope
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Huberts Folly

Huberts Folly, substantial earthworks of unfinished C13 castle built on hilltop promontory site
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Holt Castle

Holt Castle, scant remains of once-impressive courtyard castle built on a plug of rock
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Hendy Motte

Hendy Motte, one of two small ditched mottes in tight loop of river, possibly contemporary
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Hen Domen Castle Montgomery

Hen Domen Castle, massive e/w of C11 motte & bailey castle occupied to C13; replaced by Montgomery
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Hen Castell

Hen Castell, earthworks of rectangular moated site & fallen masonry fragment from ?tower
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Hay Tump

Hay Tump, e/w of modest C12 ditched motte on riverside with no evidence of bailey
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Hay Castle

Hay Castle, ruins of C11-C15 castle of the Braoses ruined by C16 + replaced by Castle House
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Hawarden Castle

Hawarden Castle, ruins of C13 stone castle built on site of earlier castle; dismantled C17
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Haverfordwest Castle

Haverfordwest Castle, C13 courtyard castle on site of earlier defended hilltop site
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Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle, impressive C13 courtyard castle of Edward I on site of earlier llys
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Gwyddgrug Castle

Castell Gwyddgrug, damaged earthworks of ?C12 motte and bailey castle
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Gwrych Castle

Gwrych Castle, ruined C19 castellated mansion, currently under restoration
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Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle, ruins of C12-16 castle of Burghs and Earls of Lancaster, ruined by C16
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Gro Tump

Gro Tump, substantial e/w of motte & bailey castle within golf course, damaged by landscaping
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Llantarnam Motte

Llantarnam Motte, e/w of mutilated ditched motte on riverside side next to car breakers yard
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Fonmon Castle

Fonmon Castle, occupied C19 mansion incorporating buildings from ?C13 and used as a venue
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Foel-las Motte

Foel-las Motte, earthworks of knoll scarped to form motte & terraces. C12 but abandoned by 1198
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Flint Castle

Flint Castle, ruins of large round keep and courtyard castle of Edward I destroyed C17
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Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle, secluded ruins of C13 keep and courtyard of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
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Erddig Castle

Erddig Castle, impressive e/w of C11/12 motte & bailey castle on river promontory site
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East Orchard Castle

East Orchard Castle, substantial ruins of unenclosed manorial complex dating to C16 or earlier
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Dyserth Castle

Dyserth Castle, scant remains of impressive castle of Henry III destroyed by quarrying
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Dryslwyn Castle

Dryslwyn Castle, ruins of substantial castle and township of Princes of Deheubarth
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Domen-yr-Allt

Domen-yr-Allt, e/w of small ditched motte scarped from natural knoll ?destroyed 1257
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Domen Gastell Welshpool

Domen Gastell Welshpool, e/w of large C12 motte and (private) bailey destroyed in 1274
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Domen Gastell Llanfechain

Domen Gastell Llanfechain, e/w of ditched motte and bailey hidden behind housing on riverside site
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Dolwyddelan Castle

Dolwyddelan Castle, restored C13 keep and courtyard of the princes of Gwynedd
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Dolforwyn Castle

Dolforwyn Castle, ruins of C13 castle of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd + Mortimers, ruined by C15
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Dolbadarn Castle

Dolbadarn Castle, C13 ruined keep and courtyard castle of Princes of Gwynedd
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Dinham Castle

Dinham Castle, footings and stump of C13 castle or church tower hidden within woods
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Dingestow Castle

Dingestow Castle, earthworks of C12-15 castle on low hill overlooking stream
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Dinerth Castle

Dinerth Castle, e/w of at least three castles occupied 1110 to 1207 on river promontory site
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Dinefwr Castle

Dinefwr Castle, impressive ruins of C12-13 castle of Princes of Deheubarth remodelled C14
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Dinas Powys Castle

Dinas Powys Castle, ruins of C12 castle of the de Sumeris abandoned by C16
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Dinas Emrys Castle

Dinas Emrys Castle, footings of rectangular tower within the defences of an earlier hillfort
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Denbigh Castle

Denbigh Castle, castle with impressive gatehouse of Earl of Lincoln on site of earlier llys
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Deganwy Castle

Deganwy Castle, remains of hilltop castle of princes of Gwynedd and Kings of England
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Cyfarthfa Castle

Cyfarthfa Castle, massive C19 mansion built by the Crawshay iron magnates of Merthyr
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Cwrt-y-Gaer

Cwrt-y-Gaer, e/w of ditched ringwork on low hill occupied by farm buildings
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Crickhowell Castle

Crickhowell Castle, ruins of C12 castle of Turbervilles and Mortimers abandoned C15
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Crickadarn

Crickadarn, e/w of ditched D-shaped ringwork on low hill with ?collapsed low quality masonry
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Criccieth Castle

Criccieth Castle, ruined courtyard castle of Princes of Gwynedd strengthened C13
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Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle, massive ruined castle-fortress of Edward I & associated bastide
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Colwyn Castle

Colwyn Castle, e/w of large C12-14 ringwork within bailey (former Roman fort); farm on site
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Coleshill Castle

Coleshill Castle or Hen Blas, e/w of motte & bailey later used as fortified manor abandoned C14
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Coity Castle

Coity Castle, ruins of C12 Turberville castle used by the Sydneys to C18 and abandoned
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Clyro Castle

Clyro Castle overgrown e/w of C11-12 ditched ringwork on ridge site, reused C14-15
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Cilgerran Castle

Cilgerran Castle, C13 courtyard castle on site of earlier stronghold, ruined by C14
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Chirk Motte

Chirk Motte, earthworks of motte landscaped in C18 in private garden, no other known features
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Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, much modified but impressive C13 courtyard castle of Roger Mortimer
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Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle, ruins of imposing multiphase C11-C14 fortress occupied to C17
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Cefnllys Castle (North)

Cefnllys Castle, earthworks and footings of substantial 2-phase hilltop castle of the Mortimers
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Cefn Bryntalch Castle

Cefn Bryntalch Castle, earthworks of ringwork and bailey castle occupying prominent riverside ridge
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Castle Nimble

Castle Nimble, earthworks of ditched motte & bailey, motte is low & may be collapsed tower
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Castle Kinsey

Castle Kinsey, earthworks of small C12 motte and traces of bailey overlooking stream
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Castle Arnold

Castle Arnold, earthworks of possible llys site made of indistinct mounds overlooking the Usk
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Castell-y-Blaidd

Castell-y-Blaidd, horseshoe-shaped earthworks of ?incomplete ringwork on hilltop site
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Castell-y-Bere

Castell-y-Bere, dramatically set ruins of complex C13 castle of princes of Gwynedd
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Castell Pen-yr-Allt

Castell Pen-yr-Allt, earthworks of motte & bailey castle with footings of round tower on motte
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Castell Pant-Mawr

Castell Pant-Mawr, earthworks of ?motte or ringwork on promontory site previously used as fort
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Castell nos Motte

Castell Nos Motte, sandstone mound scarped on summit of hill with ditches and ?foundations
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Castell Nantcribba

Castell Nantcribba Gaer, scant remains of short-lived C13 castle of Corbets on ditched rocky knoll
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Castell Meurig

Castell Meurig, earthworks of a sizeable C12 motte and bailey castle on a low hilltop site
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Castell Meredydd

Castell Meredydd, interesting + scant ruins of C12 native welsh castle abandoned C14
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Castell Mawr Llanboidy

Castell Mawr Llanboidy, earthworks of modest motte and bailey castle on river promontory site
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Castell Maelgwn

Castell Maelgwn aka Bryn Castell, quadrangular motte by river crossing believed to be llys
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Castell Mael

Castell Mael, fortified promontory site comprising ditch and bank identified as ?ringwork
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Castell Gwynionydd

Castell Gwynionydd, earthworks of D-shaped ringwork on river promontory site
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Castell Gwallter

Castell Gwallter, earthworks of large motte with baileys on high ground overlooking river
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Castell Dinas Bran

Castell Dinas Bran, ruins of hilltop castle of princes of Powys within hilfort defences
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Castell Dinas

Castell Dinas, ruins & earthworks of large C11-13 castle within ramparts of hillfort
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Castell Coch Ystradfellte

Castell Coch Ystradfellte, ruins of C13 castle of de Braoses at end of ridge, ?refortified by Welsh
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Castell Coch Tongwynlais

Castell Coch Tongwynlais (the famous one), C12 castle of de Clares ruined by C15 + extensively restored C19
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Castell Bach Llanwinio

Castell Bach Llanwinio, modest ditched motte next to stream and near ?castle and fort Castell Mawr
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Castell Aber Ia

Castell Aber Ia / Castell Deudraeth, possible site of C12 native castle vanished by C19
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Castell Foel-allt

Castell Foel-allt, earthworks of a motte and bailey castle by stream with complex outworks
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Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle, forbidding C14 castle of John Giffard built on site of native castle
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Carndochan Castle

Carndochan Castle, C12 ruins of substantial keep and courtyard of princes of Gwynedd
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Carn Fadryn Castle

Carn Fadrun, hillfort with drystone fortifications believed to be ruins of C12 castle
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Carmarthen Castle

Carmarthen Castle, partial ruins of large and impressive royal castle demolished C17
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Carew Castle

Carew Castle, palatial castle built around earlier C13 stronghold of Gerald of Windsor
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Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle, much restored C12 courtyard castle slighted C14, used as a museum
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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle, ruins of C11 royal castle within roman fort extensively renovated C19
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Camlais Castle

Cwm Camlais, earthworks of C13 round keep and earthworks ? built by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
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Caldicot Castle

Caldicot Castle, impressive ruins of C12-16 castle of the Bohuns and others destroyed C17
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Caerwent Motte

Caerwent Motte, ditched motte erected in corner of Roman town defences, ?C12
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Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle, famous ruins of massive C13 castle of de Clares abandoned by C15
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Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle, massive ruined castle-palace of Edward I & associated bastide
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Caerleon Castle

Caerleon Castle, earthworks of C13 castle held by Marshalls and Clares destroyed C15
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Caergwrle Castle

Caergwrle Castle, ruins of small C13 castle of Dafydd ap Gruffudd destroyed C13
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Caerau Castle

Caerau Castle, rampart and ditch of ?ringwork in angle of earlier hillfort
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Cae Thygle

Cae Thygle, earthworks thought to represent a medieval fortified hunting lodge
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Builth Castle

Builth Castle, substantial earthworks of C13 castle of Edward I probably abandoned C15
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Bryn-y-Cwm

Bryn-y-Cwn, ditched motte on promontory site perhaps occupied mid C13
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Bryn-y-Castell Knighton

Bryn-y-Castell, ditched motte overlooking river, believed to be late 12th century
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Bronllys Castle

Bronllys Castle, ruins + earthworks of C13 castle of the Cliffords and Bohuns abandoned C16
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Brecon Castle

Brecon Castle, ruins of C12-C16 castle of the Braoses incorporated into C19 hotel buildings
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Coed Y Cwm

Coed Y Cwm, oval bank and ditch of ?C12 ringwork abandoned by mid C13
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Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan Castle, large castellated C19 mansion with extensive grounds
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Blaenporth Castle

Blaenporth Castle, earthworks of small motte and bailey castle with possible footings
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Blaenllynfi Castle

Blaenllynfi Castle, ruins of large C13 castle of the fitzHerberts and Braoses ruined by C14
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Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle, ruined C13 concentric castle of Edward I. Never completed
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Allt Y Ferin Castle

Allt Y Ferin Castle or Dinweilyr, motte and?bailey within earlier promontory fort
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Aberystwyth Castle

Aberystwyth Castle, ruins of large C13 castle of Edward I destroyed C17
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Abergavenny Castle

Abergavenny Castle, ruins of C12-C14 castle of the Braoses and others destroyed C17
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Aberedw Motte

Aberedw Motte, footings of round tower of Princes of Gwynedd on top of prominent motte
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Aberedw Castle

Aberedw Castle, scant remains of C12-C13 castle of Princes of Powys + Gwynedd
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Aber Castle

Abergwyngregyn Castle, motte and ?site of medieval llys of Princes of Gwynedd
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Cambusnethan Priory

Cambusnethan Priory, ruined C19 baronial mansion of the Lockharts on the site of earlier houses to C14
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Yester Castle

Yester Castle and Goblin Ha', ruins of C13-15 castle of Giffords & Hays abandoned C16; vaulted undercroft occupied to C18
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Wreaths Tower

Wreaths Tower, ruins of C16 tower of the Douglases later occupied by Maxwells &? abandoned C18
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Wrae Castle

Wrae Tower, ruin of C16 tower of the Tweedies probably abandoned C17, and in ruins C18
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Woodside House

Woodside House, privately occupied, much altered & extended C16 tower of the Ralstons
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Woodhouse Tower

Woodhouse Tower, ruins of C16 tower of the Irvings which collapsed & was repaired C19
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Woodhead House

Woodhead House, ruins of C16 tower of Lennoxes in grounds of C18 Lennox Castle, which replaced it
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Woodend Motte

Woodend Motte, modest sized motte on burnside site overlooking river valley
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Witches Knowe Ochiltree

Witches Knowe Ochiltree, large ditched motte on riverside location, ?occupied by Colvilles C12/13
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Winton House

Winton House or Castle, occupied C15 tower of the Setons rebuilt C16 after destruction & extended C17-19. Available as a venue
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Winkston Tower

Winkston Tower, privately occupied & remodelled C16 tower house of Dicksons on working farm
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Windydoors Tower

Windydoors Tower, ruins of C16 bastle house within working farm
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Windgate

Windgate, ruins of C16 bastle-house associated in legend with feud between Pringles of Symington and Baillies of Lamington
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Whytebank Tower

Whytbank Tower or Whytebank, privately occupied C16 tower of the Pringles, probably abandoned C18, undergoing restoration
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Whitton Tower

Whitton Tower, ruins of C16 tower of the Riddells restored C17 but probably abandoned C18
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Whittingehame Castle

Whittingehame Castle, privately occupied C15 tower of the Douglases; fell into disuse but was restored by the Balfours
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Whitslaid Tower

Whitslaid Tower, ruins of C16 tower of the Lauders sold late C17 and still in use c1700
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Whithorn Castle

Whithorn Castle or Isle Castle, privately occupied C17 tower of the Houstons on promontory used as very early Christian site
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Whiteside Tower

Whiteside Tower, ruins of C16 tower of the Haliburtons or Haitlies on hillside site, ?bastle house
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Whitekirk

Whitekirk, C16 tower and courtyard of Sinclairs converted to tithe barn C17 with extensions. Available to let
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Whitefield Castle

Whitefield Castle, ruined C16 tower house of the Spaldings abandoned and partially demolished C19 to build farm
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Whistleberry Castle

Whistleberry Castle, ruins of tower and courtyard of fortified promontory site believed to be C16
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Westhall Farm Tower

Westhall Farm Tower, ruins of ?C16 tower of the Grahams, Hepburns, Douglases & Lockharts on farm
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Westhall

Westhall, privately occupied tower house of the Gordons & Hornes altered & much extended C19
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Westerhall

Westerhall, privately occupied and much remodelled C16 tower, extended C18 and 19, remodelled C19&C20 after fires
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Wester Kames Castle

Wester Kames Castle, privately occupied C16 tower house of the Spense family rebuilt C19
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