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

 

The Beaufort Arms Coaching Inn

Self-assessed Accessibility InformationHotel with 16 rooms, Raglan, 01291 690412

16th century inn historically linked to Raglan Castle, halfway M4/M50 at A40/A449 junction.

 
 
 

Narrowboat with 6 units, £600 pupw sleeps 8, Abergavenny, 01873 880516

Holiday in South Wales on the beautiful Monmouth & Brecon Canal meandering through the Beacons National Park and Usk valley.

 
 
 
Ty-Cooke Farm

Visit Wales 4 Star FarmhouseFarmhouse with 6 rooms, £80 prpnb, Usk, 01873 880382

Tycooke farm is an 18th Century farmhouse set in a lovely cobbled courtyard. We are 1/2 a mile from Goytre Wharf on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal. There are many opportunities for leisure and recreation in the surrounding countryside.

 
 
 
Pwll Du Exterior

Visit Wales 3 Star BunkhouseBunkhouse with 1 bunk, £300-£400 prpn, Abergavenny, 01495 791577

The recently renovated accommodation at the Centre has been designed to cater for large groups or extended families.

 
 
 
Berllanderi Coach House

Self-catering with 1 unit, £285-£450 pupw sleeps 4, Raglan, 01291 690268

Luxury 17th century coach house conversion by artist and architect, set in the Vale of Usk; incorporating traditional and contemporary design. Complete comfort with under floor heating, slate and oak floors, two en-suite bedrooms.