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Tretower Castle & Court

Powys, Tretower, Crickhowell | near Crickhowell, Tretower, Brecon Beacons National Park SO 184 212, Wales
+44 1874 730279
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Worth a visit

This is being restored at the moment, and there were lots of re=enactors around who were happy to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GenghisandOtherOne
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Somerset, United Kingdom
So glad we tried again..

We attempted to visit this place in the winter but unfortunately it was closed. Decided to give... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin W
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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A dedicated follower of fashion For over 900 years Tretower Court and Castle has been altered, adjusted and adapted. Much of this was done to keep up with style, fashion and the tastes of the time. The Picards and the Vaughans who lived here were rich influential Welsh families; the movers and shakers of their time. They needed a place to impress. And the sumptuous accommodation they created reflected their high status as Welsh gentry. When the Vaughans left in the 18th century Tretower Court became a working farm and where ladies and gentlemen lived, lambs and geese moved in! Now, in the 21st Century we’ve recreated a suite of rooms as they may have been in 1470 when the Vaughans were part of high society. Discover a sophisticated way of life: from intricately carved furniture right down to the pots and pans of a working kitchen. Experience 15th century living at its best.
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  • Poor2%
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Powys, Tretower, Crickhowell | near Crickhowell, Tretower, Brecon Beacons National Park SO 184 212, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is being restored at the moment, and there were lots of re=enactors around who were happy to talk to us and explain things. The guide (Sorry, but we didn't get his name) was really informative about the old tower and it was well worth...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attempted to visit this place in the winter but unfortunately it was closed. Decided to give this place another try.. So glad we did! It was a lovely summers afternoon and the place was ice and quiet. On arrival we were welcomed by Ian...More

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big Thank You to the staff at Tretower Court (Ian and Rosie) for helping to make our wedding there so special. Ian couldn’t have been more helpful in taking us through the options and the presence of the Marcher Stuart’s re-enactment group the same...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic piece of history made even better on our visit as had actors in playing roles of the age. The guide / person at entrance was extremely helpful and informative. Well worth turn off the main road for.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cadw owned properties. Well laid out and interesting medieval buildings with a small castle. Beautiful buildings on two floors laid out in a rectangle with information boards and furniture. Friendly staff. Nice short walk through the gardens to the castle.

Thank Richard2369
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful 15c building with a much earlier castle nearby. The buildings are wonderfully interesting with very helpful staff on hand to provide information etc. We were fortunate (given one of the earlier reviews ) that there were no re- enactors present at the time of...More

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The staff the are very friendly and made us very welcome. We were told that we could sit on the chairs and pick up things to look at and open doors to really see everything. This made a nice change to places where things are...More

Thank swift-simba
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Situated on the Brecon Road Nr Crickhowell. Tretower court is a cluster of 15th-century buildings with a much earlier castle nr by. As you wander around the court its been restored to how it would of been in the 15th century. Its history is fascinating...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Wow! we were so glad we spotted this beautiful place from the road side whilst driving up toward Hereford. Tretower just catches your eye and breath, it sits amongst the most beautiful lush countryside and forest lined hills. We couldn’t just drive past without popping...More

1  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The site brings together architecture from the last thousand years, from a fortified tower to a formal(ish) garden. The more modern rooms are nicely decorated to mimic life at the time, giving a view of the buildings beyond simple bricks and mortar. It is, though,...More

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