Welsh for Castle

Welsh for Castle is "Castell"

Welsh Castles - Wales, Castle Capital of the World

Welsh for castle is "Castell" and for more than one castle is "Cestyll". There were over 600 castles in Wales and approximately 100 of them remain today. Some are majestic castles and some as ruins. Probably the most famous of these castles were built by King Edward 1st of England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. The Castles and Walls listed below are now part of UNESCO world heritage sites in Wales namely the Castles and Walls of built by Edward 1st. UNESCO considers the sites to be the "finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe".

  • Castell Caernarfon
  • Castell Conwy
  • Castell Beaumaris
  • Castell Harlech
Welsh for Castle - Castell - Castell harlech
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Castles of King Edward 1st in Gwynedd

The four castles of Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon, Harlech and the fortified towns at Conwy and Caernarfon in Gwynedd, North Wales, are, according to UNESCO, the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe. They were all designed by Edward 1st chief architect, James of St George (c. 1230-1309). He is widely assessed as  the greatest military architect of the age.

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You may be interested to know that a popular question asked of us is, "what does Cwtch, cwtches or cwtching mean"? (Cwtch is pronounced as in "butch" in English). Perhaps literally, it means to cuddle or to hug and in that regard there is a saying, "anyone can cuddle but only the Welsh can cwtch". It does have another meaning is a cubbyhole or cupboard; a small space in which to store things safely, such as an under stairs cupboard. Often heard, "give me a cwtch", or "they are cwtching", it should make anybody feel safe, warm and comforted.

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Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves are all available in our yarn store and shop. We also offer Welsh tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Our candlessoaps and hair care products are all hand made. Lastly, craft courses on hand dyeing with 100% natural dyes in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool, All Things Wales and Global Welsh.


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