Skenfrith Castle

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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.

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White CastleWhite Castle (Cadw), AbergavennyImposing moated remains of twelfth-century castle, probably the work of Henry II. Substantially remodelled in the second half of the thirteenth century. The castle was held in common with Grosmont and Skenfrith.

Grosmont CastleGrosmont Castle (Cadw), AbergavennySubstantial remains of thirteenth-century castle of Hubert de Burgh, raised on an earlier motte. It was later remodelled by the house of Lancaster.

The BarThe Bell at Skenfrith Restaurant, MonmouthThe Bell’s restaurant has won many awards for its food including ‘Best Place to Eat – Pub’ in the Wales National Tourism Awards. The produce is seasonal and locally sourced with some from the hotel’s kitchen garden.

Skenfrith27 Skenfrith to Box Farm, MonmouthA 6 mile walk north of Skenfrith in the Monnow Valley.

St. Bridget's Church, SkenfrithSt Bridget's Church Skenfrith, AbergavennySt. Bridget’s is an ancient church, consecrated in 1207, which has seen the worship of God through many centuries. This is one of the oldest churches in continuous use in Monmouthshire.

Skenfrith-Castle30 White Swan Skenfrith, MonmouthA 6.5 mile walk in the Monnow Valley south of Skenfrith.

Facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Map & Directions

Road 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.

Skenfrith Castle (Cadw)

Type:Castle

Skenfrith, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8UH
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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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

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