Usk Castle
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Usk Castle nestles on a promontory overlooking the lovely town of Usk, hidden from sight most of the time, but just waiting for you to explore the ruins.

Enchanting, romantic ruins overlook the small town of Usk, and the wide river valley beyond. “It is like the secret castle that no one’s ever found” exclaimed a young boy, seeing the natural and peaceful setting, the ancient walls covered with creeper, and old stone towers inviting the visitor to explore. This is a medieval castle that fell into disuse 500 years ago, waiting to be discovered.

The lane to the castle is opposite the Fire Station on Castle Parade, off the road leading east out of Usk to Monmouth and Raglan, and goes up hill to a small car park. Walk up towards the stone archway, where you will see a kiosk on your right, with castle guides and local information.

Opening hours

Usk Castle is open to visitors on Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.30 - 5pm summer (10.30-4.30 winter). By appointment only October 2023 - April 2024.

There is no charge for Usk Castle Friends or children, but for adults £4.

Disabled access

Anyone with walking difficulties may take their car up the middle track-way to the top of the hill and park by the grey Tardus. There is a level way, ‘ The Bridal Path’ , to walk into the castle through the red metal gate, which is also suitable for accompanied wheelchairs.

Dog Friendly

We accept friendly dogs on leads, but please dispose of all dog poo (and the bags) as you will be fined otherwise.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Usk Castle Friends - Free
Adults - £4
Children - Free

Related

Usk Castle KnightsCastle Knights, UskYou can’t get any closer to history – this imaginative glamping is in the grounds of Usk Castle.

Facilities

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

M4 Junction 24 & A449 signed for Monmouth; continue north until exit for A472 to Usk. The driveway to the Castle will be on the right, just before the fire station.Accessible by Public Transport: Pontypool station is 7 miles away.

Usk Castle

Type:Castle

Monmouth Road, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1SD
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Tel01291 672563

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:30 - 16:30
Bank Holiday10:30 - 16:30

* Usk Castle is open to visitors on Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.30 - 5pm summer (10.30-4.30 winter). By appointment only October 2023 - April 2024.

There is no charge for Usk Castle Friends (UCF) or children, but for adults it is £4.

Campers staying at the glamping site, Usk Castle Knights, have free access to the castle included.

Joining UCF is available on-line, just down-load/request a form, and pay as appropriate. www.uskcastlefriends.org.uk or contact Hon. secretary David Collard, telephone 01291 673655, Email collarddavid@yahoo.co.uk.

The cost per annum is £10 individual and £18 family.
For further information about access, see the Visitors Page on the Usk Castle website www.uskcastle.com

As well as free visits to the Castle for members and their guests, membership offers reduced ticket prices for events such as our special history days. The main themes for next year will be the castle under Elizabeth de Burgh in the early fourteenth century and the roles of Margaret Beaufort and Jasper Tudor in establishing the Tudor Dynasty.

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