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  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry


White Castle

White Castle


Llantilio Crosenny,


Powerful round towers guard the heart of the castle. White Castle is the best preserved of the Three Castles, namely, White, Skenfrith and Grosmont. The heart of this castle is surrounded by powerful round towers.

The Three Castles are usually grouped together because for a large part of their history they were part of a block of territory under the control of a single lord, Hubert de Burgh.

Hubert had gleaned a great deal about military architecture from his time fighting in France. He rebuilt Skenfrith and Grosmont in stone, adding domestic apartments to both castles, so that they could be used as lordly residences. However, this doesn’t seem to have been the case with White. Rather than a nobleman’s residence, it seems to have been built for military work. A workhorse of a castle, you might say. The internal buildings did, however, include a chapel, hall and kitchen, but were more befitting a garrison commander than a great lord.

After Hubert de Burgh, the Three Castles were held in royal hands, and in 1254 Henry III granted them to his eldest son, the future Edward I. The rest is, as they say, history!

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Picnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

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


Free entry




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

    Map reference: SO 379167  Lat: 51.84583 Long: -2.90202

    From Monmouth, take the B4233 (signed for Rockfield) and continue to Llantilio Crossenny. After the village sign, first right and continue on this lane until a left fork is reached signed for the Castle. Limited parking.
    Bike NCN Three Castles Cycle Route

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Abergavenny station


    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed