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White Castle

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Lovely visit

We visited here recently and we're lucky to have the place to ourselves for most of the visit. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Hidden beauty of a castle

Staying locally for a week and the guide recommended Skenfrith Castle and Grosmont so I got the OS... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“painted white”(3 reviews)
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7m E of Abergavenny, Abergavenny NP7 8UD, Wales
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All reviewspicnic tableslimited parkingpainted whitewater filledhidden gemoff the beaten trackouter areaaudio tourcommanding positioncountry lanesruined stateentrance feewell worth a visitsunny dayfamily picnicbeautiful locationinfo boards
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here recently and we're lucky to have the place to ourselves for most of the visit. The remains of the castle are stunning as are the views. Like other reviewers we would have liked to climb the tower but the gate was locked....More

Thank JAC-B-321
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staying locally for a week and the guide recommended Skenfrith Castle and Grosmont so I got the OS map out, laid it on the floor and found Skenfrith but then also saw the White Castle half way along our route. So we stopped there first...More

Thank Voyage98450
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A commanding position on top of a hill with widespread views, this is a real castle ( not like that apology for a castle at Skenthrith). Massive corner towers, a deep moat and drawbridge give a real feel for its power in Norman times. Alas...More

Thank quantockm
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A wonderful castle close to Monmouth and Abergavenny. Very beautiful and well preserved castle. Some parking available. A small village with very few amenities. No cost to visit. The children love visiting this castle.

Thank MissCNW4
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We came here with kids, dogs(on leads) and it was fantastic, great walks and the views / scenery were fab.

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the country lanes in the boarders of Wales and England, this is really a wonderful castle. Although in ruins, there is enough to enable the visitor to visualise what a stronghold this was. Plenty of info boards explaining the building. Managed by...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

As already written in many reviews, this castle offers almost as much as Caerphilly, only with less tourists, free entry and it is, obviously, smaller. But the atmosphere with so much greenery around the moat and with the complex being within a forest, this couldn’t...More

Thank Zubkow
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Was local and I had watched a tv programme featuring this Castle and whilst I am familiar with the area I did not know it existed, even when I got close to I was amazed how tucked away it was and the last two miles...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Built by the Normans shortly after 1066, this ruined castle at the end of a narrow winding road, seemingly miles from nowhere still gives you a sense of how impressive it must have once been - sadly for some reason when we visited the main...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

On the day we visited it was free to get in. Took a picnic and used one of the picnic tables inside the Castle. Son loved running around the castle pretending to be a knight. Good castle with still high walls and towers set in...More

Thank Richard E
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15 June 2018|
Response from swift-simba | Reviewed this property |
It was closed whe we were there. There is a phone number that may be of help it is 0300 0256000 you may be able to get answers from that.
David M
9 August 2017|
Response from Teresa S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have no idea, perhaps there is a safety concern? You could ask English Heritage?