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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry


White Castle

White Castle


Llantilio Crosenny,


White Castle, which started life as a simple earthwork stronghold soon after the Norman Conquest, was rebuilt in stone in the later 12th and 13th centuries. Granted to Hubert de Burgh by King John in 1201, the castle convincingly conjures up a romantic vision of the Middle Ages. There is a large and now grassy outer ward enclosed by walls and towers, but it is the self-contained and well-preserved inner ward that captures the imagination. Powerful round towers and high curtain walls, built on a steep earth mound encircled by a deep, water-filled moat, guard the heart of the castle.

Throughout its history White Castle seems to have fulfilled more of a military role than evolving into a nobleman's residence.

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