Raglan Castle Castles

Raglan Castle
Raglan
Raglan
Monmouthshire
NP15 2BT

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is a late medieval castle located just north of the village of Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire in south east Wales. The modern castle dates from between the 15th and early 17th-centuries, when the successive ruling families of the Herberts and the Somersets created a luxurious, fortified castle, complete with a large hexagonal keep, known as the Great Tower or the Yellow Tower of Gwent. Surrounded by parkland, water gardens and terraces, the castle was considered by contemporaries to be the equal of any other other in the kingdom.

The former 16th and 17th-century gardens of Raglan Castle are still visible in the form of several long terraces to the north of the castle, overlooking the lower ground beyond. First created in the second half of the 16th-century, these terraces would originally have included a number of knot gardens, probably with Italianate sculpture and carved stone balustrades.


Attraction Details

VenueRaglan Castle
AddressRaglan, Raglan, Monmouthshire, NP15 2BT
Opening timesVaries, please visit website for opening times
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Attraction typeCastles

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