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AboutOne 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.
Booking & Payment Details
- Free Entry
- Children welcome
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
Map & Directions
A465 north from Abergavenny & right onto the B4521 to Skenfrith; signed to the left when you reach the village.
Accessible by Public Transport: Abergavenny station is 14 miles away.