THE MOST ROMANTIC CASTLES OF SNOWDONIA

THE MOST ROMANTIC CASTLES OF SNOWDONIA

The never-ending rush is the keyword of the modern lifestyle. Everyone is trying to be super productive all the time, to accomplish a million tasks, win all the best job positions, earn more money and be irreplaceable. However, if you are in a rush all the time, you won’t notice that life will pass by very fast without any happy moments and before facing death you will remember only your office. It’s good to be carrier-oriented but you need to feel the joy and explore the world as well. Visiting historical places will help you to admire the moment, fell the flow of time in a different way and get a new perspective. Here we provide you a list of some romantic spots of Wales to enjoy a new taste of life during your next holidays.

Raglan Castle

Grey, dark and gloomy ruins surrounded by green hills with such a lovely and romantic aura that will attract you from the first sight – this is the best description of the Raglan Castle. The castle was built in the 15th century by Sir William ap Thomas, also known as the blue knight of Gwent and great noblemen of the Welsh history. His son Sir William Herbert, earl of Pembroke extended the castle and build a huge gatehouse. Therefore, the castle of Raglan became the greatest and biggest castle ever built by Welshmen and had a significant role in the history of Wales. Later, this castle had many owners of different noble families and survived hundreds of wars, fights, and reconstructions. However, only part of remains survived until these days but the Raglan Castle is still impressive and should be on the top of the must-visit list for every traveller.

Dunster Castle

The medieval castle with colourful flags on the roof, surrounded by hills and trees and lead by spooky stories will definitely give you the feeling that you are in a movie. The first wooden fort here was built in the early 11th century and at the beginning of the 12th century it was reconstructed into a stone castle. Since then, the castle was partially destroyed and rebuilt many times but still has its Gothic authenticity and a wonderful park with huge garden.

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is one of the most famous Welsh castles. The castle was built in the 13th century and introduced a new style of defensive walls that had a revolutionary impact on the military architecture of the United Kingdom. Caerphilly was a safe and invincible forte as well as a graceful castle surrounded by cold lakes and parks. This castle is still important to the history of Welsh history and been used in such popular BBC shows as Merlin and Doctor Who.

The castle has its own ghost story of the Green Lady. The story tells about the Princess Alice of Angouleme who was unfaithful to her husband while having a secret love affair and died when her lover was executed. The story tells that her sad ghost is still haunting around the Caerphilly as she cannot rest in peace because of such a big sorrow.