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.

 
 
 
Brynderi

Self-assessed Accessibility InformationSelf-catering with 1 unit, £280-£400 pupw sleeps 5, Usk, 01291 672976

Beautifully furnished, immaculate, luxury, single storey accommodation in self-contained, private wing of country home. Quietly but conveniently set in glorious countryside between Usk, Raglan, Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons.

 
 
 
Broadley Farm Cottages

Visit Wales 3 to 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 2 units, £350-£495 pupw sleeps 2-4, Abergavenny, 01873 890343

Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park. This area is fantastic for walking, pony trekking and cycling.It has long been an inspiration to artists.

 
 
 
Ty Bryn Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £80-£85 prpnb, Monmouth, 01594 531330

Elegant B&B, stunning river views, a superb location in the heart of the Wye Valley, en-suite rooms, cosy sitting room, panoramic garden terrace and great home cooking; a perfect base for exploring the area or relaxing.

 
 
 
The Stonemill Restaurant with Rooms

AA 4 Star Restaurant with RoomsRestaurant with Rooms with 6 rooms, Monmouth, 01600 775424

The Stonemill Restaurant and Steppes Farm Cottages is located in Rockfield, a small hamlet just west of Monmouth, close to the picturesque, Forest of Dean and Wye valley.