Raglan Castle
    Visit the sites that shaped the battle
    The burial place of Sir William ap Thomas at St Mary's Priory
    See the tombs of those who fought
    Shire Hall in Monmouth
    Learn all about Henry V in his birth town
    Horses at the Battle of Agincourt
    The Battle of Agincourt

The Agincourt Wales Trail

The Battle of Agincourt, on 25 October 1415, is one of the best-known events in British history. The Agincourt Wales Trail links eight locations across the region, telling the stories of the people and places that played a role in the famous battle.

Where to visit

1. Trecastle

Visit the home village of a number of Agincourt fighters, including Watkin Llyd, said to be captain of the Brecknock contingent.

Follow the trail at Trecastle Village Hall

2. Brecon

Learn about the noblemen and local archers who fought at Agincourt in Brecon Cathedral.

Follow the Trail from Brecon Promenade to Brecon Cathedral

3. Tretower

A possible muster point for Henry V's army in 1415, and family home of the descendants of Agincourt hero Roger Vaughan of Bredwardine.

Follow the trail at Tretower Court & Castle

4. Abergavenny

See the tomb of Agincourt hero William ap Thomas and his wife Gwladys at St Mary's Priory Church, the 'Westminster Abbey of Wales'.

Follow the Trail at St Mary's Priory Church

5. Raglan

Home of William ap Thomas, 'The Blue Knight of Gwent' who fought alongside Henry V at the battle.

Follow the Trail at Raglan Castle

6. Monmouth

Birthplace of Agincourt victor Henry V. See the King in Agincourt Square, in the stained glass window of St Mary's Priory Church and in the wall hanging in the Shire Hall.

Follow the Trail at Monmouth Castle

7. St Briavels

The heart of the St Briavels Hundred, an area that provided over 100 miners to Henry V's war efforts.

Follow the Trail at The Tump outside St Briavels Castle

8. Caldicot

Ancestral home of the de Bohuns, Henry V's maternal family, and Sir William Bourchier, one of the King's most trusted knights.

Follow the Trail at Caldicot Castle

Did you know?

During the Battle of Agincourt, King Henry V kept the crown jewels in a tower at St Pierre, near Chepstow. Today this is the Marriott St Pierre, a hotel and golf club set around the medieval manor house.
Marriott St Pierre

St Mary's Priory, Abergavenny

The story of Henry V’s forces epic defeat of a much larger French army has been immortalised in tales, plays and poetry familiar to all. What is less well known is the role played by Wales in Henry’s stirring victory. Five hundred Welsh archers and 23 men-at-arms travelled to fight in France – many of them from the Breconshire and Monmouthshire region – along with a contingent of archers and miners from the Forest of Dean.

Building on the success of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in 2015, a new interpretation trail has been developed to commemorate Wales’ Agincourt connections.

The Agincourt 600 Commemorative Fund has worked with the Woodland Trust to plant trees at many of the locations to provide a permanent memorial which will grow and develop as the years go by. Following the Trail will allow visitors to learn more about the Agincourt story as they explore the region.

Follow the trail

In each location on The Agincourt Wales Trail you'll find display panels telling the story of our local Agincourt connections, along with links to sources of further information online. In some places a single tree of a grove of trees has been planted to commemmorate the battle. 
Agincourt Trail Map

Monmouthshire and Agincourt Videos

Where to stay

 

Oakgrove Holiday Cottage

Visit Wales 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £350-£500 pupw sleeps 2, Chepstow, 01291 689241

Overlooking the River Wye with splendid views of the valley, Oakgrove holiday cottage boasts an envious position in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 
 
 
Glentrothy Old Stables

Self-catering with 1 unit, £475-£585 pupw sleeps 2, Abergavenny, 01873 890190

Glentrothy Old Stables Cottage is situated in a very peaceful position on the lovely Glentrothy Estate near Abergavenny. Backing onto an ancient bluebell wood, this stylish single storey cottage lies in a little wooded valley.

 
 
 
Tyr-Pwll Holiday Cottages

Visit Wales 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 2 units, £290-£480 pupw sleeps 2-5, Abergavenny, 01873 850457

Two self catering cottages just 2 miles from the centre of Abergavenny (the Gateway to Wales) an area with great restaurants and amazing scenery.

 
 
 
The Lychgate

Visit Wales 5 Star Guest AccommodationGuest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £60-£90 prpnb, Chepstow, 01291 422378

Nestled between the wooded country park of Caldicot Castle and the historic Norman Church of St Mary The Virgin, The Lychgate provides the perfect setting for a relaxing stay in the heart of Monmouthshire.

 
 
 
Pen-y-Dre Farm Bed & Breakfast

Visit Wales 4 Star FarmhouseFarmhouse with 3 rooms, £30-£40 pppnb, Abergavenny, 01873 890246

We are situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Llanfihangel crucorney. Ideal location for seeing the beautiful Breacon Beacons and Wye valley.