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White Castle

7m E of Abergavenny, Abergavenny NP7 8UD, Wales
+44 1600 780380
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Beautiful location

A short but scenic drive from Abergavenny, White Castle is definitely worth a visit. While it’s not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jonathan_196510
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Brisbane, Australia
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Great quite place

This was the first of the 3 castles we did. It’s. very quiet area which would be ideal for picnic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ludo-Owen
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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“picnic tables” (5 reviews)
“hidden gem” (7 reviews)
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7m E of Abergavenny, Abergavenny NP7 8UD, Wales
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+44 1600 780380
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"picnic tables"
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"hidden gem"
in 7 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"off the beaten track"
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"parking is limited"
in 2 reviews
"extensive ruins"
in 2 reviews
"painted white"
in 2 reviews
"water filled"
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"ruined state"
in 2 reviews
"out of the way"
in 3 reviews
"family picnic"
in 3 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"single track road"
in 3 reviews
"small parking area"
in 2 reviews
"medieval times"
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"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"circular walk"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A short but scenic drive from Abergavenny, White Castle is definitely worth a visit. While it’s not the most exciting of castles to visit in terms of activities, it is a stunning castle and moat in a beautiful part of the world. Plenty of grassed...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the first of the 3 castles we did. It’s. very quiet area which would be ideal for picnic. Enough explanations are given on the history too.

Thank Ludo-Owen
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on a rainy day , great feeling to this place, it was nice to look through the slit windows to the moat. Beautiful scenery all around.

Thank Dottydebs74
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was the third and probably best of the castles we visited as part of our family 3-castle adventure in the Welsh border country! Excellent Preserved Ruined Castle with expansive grounds and moat. Small free car park - though filled with builders vans working on...More

Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Circular walk, muddy in places - after all it was April. Well signposted. Free to look around. A gem.

Thank Sparkysu
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The White Castle is a ruined castle in an isolated spot outside Abergavenny. It was built as one of three castles forming a triangle of Norman Marcher castles to help control the area. There is rather more of it left than of the other two...More

Thank Roger631
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

I was born 2klm from White Castle. As a kid I used to fish inthe mote for carp. Great dungens stil present. Ruins are pretty complete. Worth a visit.

Thank dave w
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This stunning castle is unattended - but the site is well signed and documented for the visitor to find their way around. It must have been stunning when the walls were rendered and painted white (the clue is in the name!)

Thank phicox
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

It takes a bit of a drive to get there as it really is off the beaten path, but once you do get there it is well worth the effort. There's enough left to be able to imagine what it was like in its hey...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

White Castle was the beginning and end of our circular 3 Castles walk. We were amazed by its stunning surroundings, size and beauty. Despite the single track road to get there it is well worth a visit.

Thank AnnieL115
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David M
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Response from Teresa S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have no idea, perhaps there is a safety concern? You could ask English Heritage?
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anya582014
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Response from Cadw_Wales | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome at this site. More information on this can be found on the Cadw website
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