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Visit a Castle or two, or three.....

This area has always been fought over - so castles are everywhere. Now they are great places to explore and to let your imagination run wild.

The oldest is Chepstow Castle, built in 1067, just 1 year after the Norman invasion. It sits imposingly high on cliffs above the River Wye and is a great place to explore. Raglan Castle was built almost 400 years later and still shows signs of its later role as a country seat for the Earl of Worcester.

The Three Castles Walk links Skenfrith, White and Grosmont Castles - each built at key strategic locations. It covers 19 miles and takes you through a rolling landscape that is a hidden gem. Click here to download the Three Castles Walk Route.

Further south is Newport Castle, on the banks of the River Usk. Whilst you can't get inside the castle at the moment, there is a great view of the water dock from Newport Bridge.

  

Another castle to visit is Caldicot Castle and Country Park. First built by the Normans it became a Victorian Mansion, and now allows visitors to explore its history as well as hosting brilliant events each summer - such as the Welsh Cider and Perry Festival in May, and Dubs at the Castle in July.

 

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle - dating back to 1067!

Newport Castle

Newport Castle with its impressive water dock

Caldicot Castle and Country Park

Travel through time from a medieval castle to a Victorian mansion - Caldicot Castle

Skenfrith Castle

A medieval fortress with central tower - Skenfrith Castle

Raglan Castle

The grandest castle built by a Welshman - Raglan Castle

Abergavenny Castle and Museum

Abergavenny Museum set in the grounds of Abergavenny Castle

White Castle

Grosmont Castle

This project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together.

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