District: Fynwy - Monmouthshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7703, -2.84919
Postcode: NP15 2BT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)
Remains of impressive fifteenth-century castle built by Sir William ap Thomas and his son William Herbert, remodelled by William Somerset, third earl of Worcester, 1549-89. Despite demolition attempts during the Civil War, much of the hexagonal-shaped Great Tower and lavish suites of state apartments still survive. Os Map 161: SO 414083
Parking, toilets and toilet for the disabled, baby changing facilities, guidebook available, on-site shop, site exhibition.
We welcome assistance dogs at our sites. From April 2009, dogs on leads will also be welcome at some of our sites. Please see 'dogs' page (on the left) for more information.
Adult - £3.00, Concession - £2.60, Family - £8.60
Entry is free for Welsh residents aged 60 and over or 16 and under who have a valid pass. To find out how to get one please go to the free entry scheme page.
01.11.09 - 31.03.10: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 16.00, Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
01.04.10 - 30.06.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
01.07.10 - 31.08.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 18.00
01.09.10 - 31.10.10: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
01.11.10 - 28.02.11: Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 16.00, Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
01.03.11 - 31.03.11: Monday - Sunday 9.30 - 17.00
Most sites are closed on 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January. Full details are available from Cadw Site Operations Unit, tel. 01443 336000. Last admission to this site is thirty minutes before closing.
Information from Cadw website