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Raglan Castle
Raglan Castle

Open Doors in Monmouthshire 2017

Discover new locations and rarely seen history with CADW's 'Open Doors' event in September. This month CADW have given access and tours to sites usually unopen to the public, such as the churches of St. Michael's near Caldicot and St. Mary's, St. David's & St. Jerome's near Usk. Then, on the weekend of the 22nd-23rd explore the CADW sites of Chepstow Castle, Raglan Castle & Tintern Abbey for free!

Please note that whilst entry may be free, most of the tours are still ticketed.

Check out all the events and locations below.

All events

Year of Legends

The Kymin

Tintern Abbey

Chepstow Castle

Raglan Castle

Church of St Michael

Substantially medieval church with a north aisle of 1904. Two rather battered effigies supposedly to the Martels. Set between two historic farms.

St Mary's Church

One of the most remarkable churches owned by The Friends of Friendless Churches. Designed by Sedding with some retained medieval work. Renowned for the elaborate Pre Raphaelite decoration of 1889 in "sgraffiti" by Heywood Sumner, with local scenes, a boy with a Penny Farthing, walruses and many saints.

St David's Church

Grade 1 listed medieval church, with original screen, box pews and fine monument of 1829. Owned since 1999 by The Friends of Friendless Churches.

St Jerome's Church

Grade 1 listed church recently emerged from a first round of repairs by The Friends of Friendless Churches. Renowned for its spectacular medieval screen and Pre-Raphaelite glass designed by J D Sedding.