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Raglan Castle

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A40, Raglan, Wales
+44 1291 690228
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Private South Wales Day Trip from Bath
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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.
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A40, Raglan, Wales
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"civil war"
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"well worth a visit"
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"great tower"
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"nooks and crannies"
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"few hours"
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"information boards"
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"next door"
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"gift shop"
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"english heritage"
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"couple of hours"
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"fantastic views"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"entrance fee"
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"interesting history"
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"enjoyed our visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A reasonably well preserved example of a castle/ rich mans family house. Well organised information around the whole site to give background to how the site developed and how it survived through the historical challenges of the changing kings and their supporters throughout the 15...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite a lot still standing in comparison to some so you can wander about upstairs and on ground level without too much risk. It's small and pretty in a lovely setting and definitely worth a visit if you're visiting one of the pretty nearby towns.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Raglan, the dog was able to come with us and the kids took their swords to re-enact battles in a real castle environment. It has free parking and a small shop and I think it has a coffee shop...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a good time visiting this castle, the weather was very wet on the day we visited and this made some of the stairs in the tower slippery be wary of this! The view from the top of the tower was amazing and well worth...More

Thank Philbe37
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during our one day tour. I hv visited many castles before , but i got an clear idea of plan of castle from here. It clearly separates kitchen , dining room .... lot of steps n lot of towers to climb. But it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicer castles we have visited. Worth stopping with the kids. Plenty of twisting steps, panoramic views and dark dungeon rooms...there's even a moat! Gift shop and toilets, limited parking from what I could see

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a nice hour wandering around the ruins. The views are wonderful. I have a difficult relationship with heights so found the stairs up to the towers a little scary but well worth the effort. There are fun things for kids in a few...More

Thank TinksEyeView
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst a wonderful castle, the site was dangerous, poorly signed and shouldn't have been open to the public on safety grounds. I fully accept that such sites can be muddy, slippery and need suitable clothing & footwear.I have been to many similar sites and have...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went along with family to medieval day at raglan, lots of things to do and see for all, kids catered for Very well , games , race's, polar bears and lots of people dressed up made it a refreshing change to mundane days out ,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting castle. We have a few near us and they are all so expensive. This one was surprisingly cheap and very interesting. We spent a good few hours wandering around in the sunshine. It is very well preserved. Definately worth a...More

Thank KH2691
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webwalker222
17 February 2017|
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Response from Reeve L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the buses and bus stops sorry as I drove to raglan castle.
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san20sg
8 January 2017|
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Response from michael t | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can go in the castle. Parking is free, adult £6, children 4.20, family £16.20. Sure that correct.. it's a good castle and nice location....mike
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germphobe
16 May 2016|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if trains from London to Raglan. I would think Newport your nearest main line station. Best to go on line and check, Great Western rail I think.
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