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Raglan Castle

10 miles from Abergavenny


Raglan Caslte

The Gatehouse Raglan Castle in Snow © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

Noble Raglan remains the finest late-medieval fortress-palace in the British Isles. Largely the creation of the more peaceful later Middle Ages, it brings to a close the great castle-building chapter in Welsh history.

Raglan is as much a statement of wealth and social aspiration as that of military power. It was begun in 1435 by the influential Sir William ap Thomas, who raised the mighty Great Tower. His son William Herbert continued the grand work in the same lavish vein, creating a sumptuous, richly embellished palace with formal state apartments and a Great Gatehouse. Yet handsome Raglan was no pushover, for it endured one of the longest sieges of the Civil War.

Telephone:- +44 1291 690228 -
Access:- Via A40 and signposted.
Railway:- Abergavenny 10 miles.

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle
© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

 

Website:- http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/

Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Crown Copyright.

 

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