I was reading the Guardian, as usual, and they had a photo essay of the ten best castles in Great Britain. Of the ten, several were in Wales, which is a land of castles. The country is ringed on both the coast and inland by a ring of stone, which were the castles of Wales defending the country against invaders from the land and sea. Castles are used for fortifications and palaces are used for living – think Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
When I lived in Wales, I was lucky enough to live in St. Donat’s Castle, have friends who owned Fonmon Castle, be a 15 minute drive from Caerphilly Castle be in the same town as Cardiff Castle,have a ghostly experience at White Castle,
spent the day in the Town of Books, Hay-on-Wye, with it's semi-abandoned Hay Castle,and explored the ruins of Ogmore Castle while spending the afternoon at the beach.Those are just a few of the castles where I’ve been fortunate enough to be able pass significant time.