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Raglan Castle

A40, Raglan, Wales
+44 1291 690228
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A stunning statement of wealth and power Everything’s great about this place, from its great tower, which evokes memories of earlier fortresses like Caernarfon, to the great gatehouse, which ‘wows’ the visitor just as its owner intended. If, as they say, an Englishman’s home is his castle, then William Herbert’s Raglan is the Welshman’s equivalent. Built for show rather than with battle in mind, it still held off parliamentarian forces for thirteen weeks in one of the last sieges of the Civil War. The castle was eventually taken and was systematically destroyed by parliament. Enough remains to still impress. Raglan was begun in the 1430s, rather late in the day for castle building. Unfashionably late by some 150 years! Despite this, mod cons such as massive mullioned windows brought the design bang up-to-date, bathing rooms in luxurious light. The oriel window, a bay to end all bay windows, is one of Raglan’s defining features.
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A40, Raglan, Wales
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"civil war"
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"well worth a visit"
in 55 reviews
"great tower"
in 15 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 7 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 17 reviews
"information boards"
in 27 reviews
"few hours"
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"next door"
in 18 reviews
"gift shop"
in 27 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 22 reviews
"english heritage"
in 15 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 16 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 11 reviews
"interesting history"
in 12 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"enjoyed our visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely castle under the care of CADW whom I would recommend joining It is in relatively good condition and is what I call a proper castle

Thank JethrotheMutant
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first time visiting raglan castle and we weren't disappointed, it was nice exploring all the different areas and up and down the stairs to all the different rooms, it was great that everywhere you looked there was something new to see. I...More

Thank Melon1789
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very old and interesting castle ruins, Many information boards giving the history of the castle. Lovely area with lots of walks.

Thank Jaimie353
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this castle , it’s like you imagine one should be when you’re a child -all turrets and dank ‘dungeons’ - great place to explore. Tried to download an interactive app produced by CADW but it wasn’t very good and not very intuitive -...More

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time at the castle with the family. If you love history you will love it you can more all least get around the whole castle for some great photos 👍🏻

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only found out about this castle a few days before my visit and so glad I did stop off. Your imagination runs riot in this place and I only stayed 2 hours max but will look forward to visiting again. The only down side...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

raglan has been an enormous estate and the grandeur is stil spooking around. There is so much to see so take your time. The information especially in the book abour raglan makes it possible to relive the past and immagen ypourselve a visitor of Lord...More

Thank wilmavanheusden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this castle definitely a good day out. Lots of walking and little nooks and granies to see. Would definitely suggest going

Thank Nic T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is truly spectacular and a perfect visit on a hot summers day. The staff were very welcoming and understanding of my son with autism. Although the car park was full, that wasn’t reflected in the castle grounds, as lots of space. Fabulous place...More

Thank Wensleyfoss
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great Castle to visit with lots of information and interest. Raglan Castle is also ideal for Children to explore and play in.

Thank glutenlady
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lisadawnrees
15 August 2018|
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Response from Lincsmatt | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I honestly can’t rember best to ring the Castle or check on the website
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webwalker222
17 February 2017|
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Response from Reeve L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the buses and bus stops sorry as I drove to raglan castle.
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san20sg
8 January 2017|
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Response from michael t | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can go in the castle. Parking is free, adult £6, children 4.20, family £16.20. Sure that correct.. it's a good castle and nice location....mike
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