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Seeking English/Welsh castle advice from seasoned travellers!

I am writing a novel set in an alternate past that is nominally set in Saxon England (with a little Norman thrown in). Fortunately, I will be going to Wales this Spring (Swansea to be exact). I am hoping while I am in the UK to visit Medieval structures that could be models for those in my novel. I have been looking at travel guides, but they are not helpful for the specific sort of information I am seeking. I don't want to waste precious time traveling to empty ruins blocked off by gates! Can anyone who lives in the UK, or has visited suggest:

1) Castles that have well-preserved Medieval interiors that one can walk through. (courtyards, stairs, halls, towers, and -in a dream world-furniture!)
2) A lighthouse or tower that one can go in and climb up. The plot centers around a tower, so I am desperate for this one!
3) Places (castles or beaches) with caves or underground passages (again- for plot)
4) Monastic buildings that give some feel of the interior.
5) Roman structures (Not just tumbled stones)
5) Anything Saxon!

Thank you so much!
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