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Raglan Castle Cadw Passes
£21.00-£62.00

image for Castle item typeRaglan Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £4.10-£6.90

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Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle

Address

Raglan,
Monmouthshire,
NP15 2BT

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec Father Christmas Grotto

Details

A stunning statement of wealth and power. Everything’s great about this place, from its great tower, which evokes memories of earlier fortresses like Caernarfon, to the great gatehouse, which ‘wows’ the visitor just as its owner intended. If, as they say, an Englishman’s home is his castle, then William Herbert’s Raglan is the Welshman’s equivalent.

Built for show rather than with battle in mind, it still held off parliamentarian forces for thirteen weeks in one of the last sieges of the Civil War. The castle was eventually taken and was systematically destroyed by parliament. Enough remains to still impress.

Raglan was begun in the 1430s, rather late in the day for castle building. Unfashionably late by some 150 years! Despite this, mod cons such as massive mullioned windows brought the design bang up-to-date, bathing rooms in luxurious light. The oriel window, a bay to end all bay windows, is one of Raglan’s defining features. It lit up the high table at the dais end of the hall. Raglan also boasted a long gallery, the very height of fashionable living in the Tudor period.

Intricately carved wooden panels were de rigueur and Raglan’s very own lost (and found!) Tudor panel is on show in our visitor centre. The Buttery which is located behind the Great Hall has reopened to the public. Come and see where an episode of BBC's Merlin was filmed. Embrace your inner inventor as you experience new installations, exhibitions and creations at the grandest castle ever built by a Welshman.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 March - 30 June 2018 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 July - 31 August 2018 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm.
1 September - 31 October 2018 - Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 November 2018 - 28 February 2019 Mon - Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Prices valid to March 2019
Adult - £6.90
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £20.00
Seniors £5.50
Students and children under 16 - £4.10
Children under 5 - Free

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    Directions

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

    Map reference: SO 415083  Lat: 51.77030 Long: -2.84918

    A40 south-west from Monmouth & at the junction with the A449, take the A40 towards Abergavenny. Raglan Castle is signed at the next roundabout (go right around the roundabout and then first left).
    Bus: 7 miles (11km) Monmouth, route No 60, Newport-Monmouth. 2-hourly daily.
    Bike: Regional Route No.30 (0.6 mile/1km).

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Abergavenny station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired