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Raglan Castle (Welsh: Castell Rhaglan) is a late medieval castle located just north of the village of Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire in south east Wales. The modern castle dates from between the 15th and early 17th centuries, when the successive ruling families of the Herberts and the Somersets created a luxurious, fortified castle, complete with a large hexagonal keep, known as the Great Tower or the Yellow Tower of Gwent. Surrounded by parkland, water gardens and terraces, the castle was considered by contemporaries to be the equal of any other in England or Wales.
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Romantic ruins with Interesting history well worth a visit! Fairly accessible in some places for wheelchairs but not everywhere. Shop on site.
Ooh a treasure of a castle! Its got a moat, octagonal towers, tunnels, Elizabethan fireplaces, high ramparts, views and is intact in many places - a real surprise as id never heard of it before. I thought id spend half an hour here just to take photos and stayed all afternoon exploring... it's fab!!
A lovely castle, boasting a nice view from the top of the towers. You won't see this kind of design too often, with it being quite a refreshing change from what you may a castle to look like. Come here if you are interested in the English civil war, it still bears the scars of the round head siege.
A castle, well worth visiting. Amazing history and great location. When visiting, Watch CAREFUL for Raglan Castle sign!! Missing the right exit will add about 15 miles U-TURN! Parking in front of the castle is free. Single entrance fee at 5 pounds, reasonable. Plenty to discover ABOVE and below! Great walk around! Close by you find the castle coffee shop! LOVELY!!! The also serve illy Espresso! They are open till usually at least 5, sometimes 5.30 pm. I recommend a visit, as well as visiting nearby historic towns! Love Wales!
Really, really enjoyed Raglan Castle! Really warm welcome. There is ample parking at the Castle and you can explore everywhere! There are 2 towers you can go up and the moat to walk round as well as all the internals and basement to explore. Huge picnic area for the kids to have a run around too. Thank you Raglan!
This is a small castle and while it won't take you more than an hour to fully explore it, the value is in the location and views. From the top of the two main towers, you have a sweeping view across to the mountains in the north. Like most historic buildings, these are not ideal for toddlers with a lot of uneven walkways and elevated ramparts. Definitely worth a visit.
Raglan castle is well worth a visit. Admission was about £5 for seniors. You go through a nice little gift shop then into the castle grounds. There are plenty of ruins to explore and some at height where you get beautiful views of the South Wales countryside. Lots of history panels to read and grounds to sit in.
Excellent castle, very big and plenty to explore in your own time. There wasn’t much information to read though which was a slight downside and not too much inside so if it rains bring a coat. The Beaufort restaurant is a 10min walls away and does good lunchtime food.
Impressive ruin! They had a big event on at the bank holiday which was "entertaining". A great place to visit with family, loads of space for kids to run around or to have a picnic.
Had a lovely time enjoying beautiful Raglan Castle. The building's fascinating within such amazing scenery & landscape. Definitely worth spending the day with others who enjoy learning about Castles, etc so have a great time.
Great castle, huge structure. Children love to explore its towers and cellars. Lots to see and great views. Pleasant visitors centre. Parking available on sight.
A grand castle, with lots of places to explore! You can climb up the towers and down into the cellars, no velvet ropes holding back your desires for exploration. Lots of info boards as well to give more detail on your surroundings.
This was so much fun to explore and our 5 year old loved it! Some amazing views even though it was raining at the time we went. Will definitely go back.
What a lovely surprise! The walk we’d planned in the area was rained off and so we visited the castle as a last minute alternative. We weren’t expecting such a beautiful, or extensive, ruin. The weather had also perked up and we got to enjoy it in the sunshine. An interesting place with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. All very picturesque.
Amazing, huge historic castle. Quite an imposing site. So many nooks & crannies to explore so our kids (3, 5 & 7) all loved it. We had lunch at the picnic tables in the lawn area at the front before having a good explore. It's well presented and there are plenty of things to see, but you do have to keep an eye on younger explorers as there are plenty of slippery steps, uneven floors and drops etc. We would definitely come back, especially as it's a cheap day out.