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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

Cadw

Skenfrith Castle

Skenfrith Castle

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Address

Skenfrith,
Abergavenny,
Monmouthshire,
NP7 8UH

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One of the ‘Three Castles of Gwent’ (along with Grosmont and White Castle) founded by Norman lord William fitz Osbern in the early 12th century, the remains of Skenfrith we see today are of a later fortress constructed in the 13th century by Hubert de Burgh. The castle’s well-preserved walls surround a circular keep, similar to those seen at Bronllys and Tretower. Built on an earthen mound, this sturdy structure was a last line of defence should the castle fall under attack.

Between them, the Three Castles controlled a large area of confrontational border country between the River Wye and the Black Mountains, with Skenfrith occupying a strategic spot on the banks of the River Monnow overlooking one of the main routes between Wales and England.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Prices

Free entry

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Directions

See location of Skenfrith Castle (Cadw) on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 456202  Lat: 51.87821 Long: -2.79023

A465 north from Abergavenny & right onto the B4521 to Skenfrith; signed to the left when you reach the village.


Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 14 miles from Abergavenny station

Facilities

  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed