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Raglan Castle

A40, Raglan, Wales
+44 1291 690228
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Private South Wales Day Trip from Bath
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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"
in 26 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 51 reviews
"great tower"
in 14 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 7 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 16 reviews
"few hours"
in 23 reviews
"information boards"
in 25 reviews
"next door"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
in 25 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 21 reviews
"english heritage"
in 14 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 11 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 15 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 15 reviews
"interesting history"
in 10 reviews
"enjoyed our visit"
in 7 reviews
"on site"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The castle is very visible from the A 40 and the access road leads directly from the A 40 to the castle and farm next door. We parked on the grass in front of the castle and watched while some people pulled up,posed on the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is how I always imagined a castle to be when I was a child, it has the lot including a moat! Not a great deal of history as it was built around 1435 and later transformed into an Elizabethan country house. No matter what...More

Thank James D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Raglan Castle is the youngest castle in wales and the childhood home of Henry the 7th, construction was commenced in 1430. This is how I imagined a castle would be, a moat that is actually full of water, soaring towers to climb and then down...More

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular castle ruin. Proper castle with a moat which actually has water in it!. Climb the tower the views from the top are wonderful. There is plenty of interest here with some nice grassed area if you fancy a picnic. Good visitor centre with helpful...More

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what every castle should have - a moat with water in it. A gem in the countryside that can be seen for a good distance. Plenty to do and see where kids of all ages will love it as there is space to...More

Thank Mic L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know how many times I have driven past of the years ....hundreds. As we now live in NZ and were visiting relatives we rethought we would give it a visit and we were not disappointed. Great little visitor centre and you can select...More

Thank DAFYDDHD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised by the size of the castle, and the amount still intact, they have a well laid out and informative setting. Plenty to see and do. Not so good for the infirmed as there are a lot of very old steps to climb...More

Thank Will R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Raglan Castle is a truly imposing building, created as a statement of wealth and importance. There is a lot to explore and there are fascinating remnants of its former glory. On a clear day, the views from the Great Tower are amazing! The paintings in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One thing to be aware of is that you can get an explorer 3 day pass that is £34 for two adults that can be used in a 7 day period we did not find this out until we had done several CADW properties. This...More

Thank swift-simba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are seasoned castle visitors now and our family loves the opportunity to explore independently whilst still having space to reflect and relax- Raglan castle has this in spades. Stunning location with loads of space to picnic, there is also an abundance of accessible places...More

Thank Sparkly B
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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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germphobe
16 May 2016|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if trains from London to Raglan. I would think Newport your nearest main line station. Best to go on line and check, Great Western rail I think.
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