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A pleasant uphill walk on New Years Day

A blow the cobwebs away walk on NYD got the lungs working climbing the hill to view this ruin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
So much personality and care

We love to visit castles, and this trip wasn't an exception. Usk was my favorite. It's privately... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Boise, ID
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Castle Hill, Usk NP15 1SD, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A blow the cobwebs away walk on NYD got the lungs working climbing the hill to view this ruin. Great views all around from the highest vantage point, though there was nothing else going on. Unless you are an historian, please don't go especially.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve7657
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We love to visit castles, and this trip wasn't an exception. Usk was my favorite. It's privately owned, and has a quirky and personal touch. Most Welsh castles are grey rock rising out of sheep-mown grass. This has artwork, flowers, and friendly chickens. We really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

During a walk along the river we met and chatted to another dog walker who told us about the castle and suggested we visit. So glad we did, although not big the castle grounds are well kept and have a magical feel. Lots of historical...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rabsmam
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We only went to the castle as we were passing through, but it is certainly worth a visit. There may not be a lot there but it has an enough to make it interesting and it is very well presented with really good views

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GerryPal
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Very informal, put some money in the honesty box, and wonder around as you like. Good views over Usk and some very informative notice boards.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alang684
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Part of the Usk Castle is a ruin but some of it is obviously used in some fashion. The grounds were lovely and it was possible to walk and enjoy this area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This lovely ruin with amazing views and interesting history would make a great wedding venue for those who wish to hire a marquee

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julie23carr
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We visited on a week day when it was quiet, so we enjoyed sitting and taking it all in.So peaceful and quiet just hens clucking around. No refreshments but cafes in nearby Usk. Friendly Lady with a wheelbarrow welcomed us.Donations on arrival are requested

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank christine l
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Usk Castle is more than anyone could be expecting. As soon as you drive or walk up the hill to it's entrances, it greets visitors with a charming green scenary that will make you feel you are deep in the woods. As you start climbing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Luis P
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It's free but they ask for £2.00 donation and welcome any extra donations to keep it running. It's worth giving them a bit more as they really need this money. The views are stunning, the gardens are maintained really well! There were chickens running around,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Megan B
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Response from bearrobertconnorbear | Reviewed this property |
I Haven;t seen any dogs there when I have visited but there are no signs to say dogs not allowed as far as I know.