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A Tranquil Haven

Found this unique camp site by accident. What a tranquil gem we encountered Limited hook up and... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2021
B6186BWjohnd
Great for a stroll

Good for an explore into the history of Usk and a great view point. Well worth a day trip to the... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Great spot and good views. Ruined castle but you can book it for weddings and there is a very nice old house in the grounds which can also be used. It is well maintained and definatly worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank ralphy12
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Much of this castle is 12th century and it is said to be the most fought over castle in Wales. Fortunately there us enough of the structure remaining to make it interesting and exceptionally romantic; a perfect wedding venue, in fact. The view over the early pert of the town of Usk and down the Usk valley is exceptional.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Iankb66
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We attended a wedding at Usk Castle in September. First thing I have to say is I have to disagree with a review I read on here earlier about the vicious dog on the entrance. Poor Finn is far too lovely to get such a reputation. Talk to him and give him a pat if you go, he's fab! We were very lucky with the weather. I'm not sure it would have been the same experience had it been raining though. The photo opportunites were numerous as the grounds are kept in great shape. The Castle itself is rustic so is not suitable for the elderly or infirm. All in all I was impressed with it's beauty and heritage. Definitely a summertime visit!

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

What an unusual spot! A castle in someone's back garden! Really charming place with a contribution to be paid on entry. The views are amazing and the fireplace still looks *almost* usable! the chapel area was delightful with a fig tree and vines growing. the walls were great and i loved the oddity of so many strange additions - for example the 'missile' being used as a chicken coop! the hogweed was a revelation and I can well imagine a delightful party/reception being held there! The medieval camp-site next door looks fun too where you can sleep like a knight! you could pair it up with fancy dress from Corwen (they do medieval stuff!) and a hog roast - it would be fab! Be responsible for yourselves though as it is old and really is a back garden!

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank rosyspex
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

We didn't have much time in Usk, but I wanted to check out the castle. No entry charge but they do request a contribution.
The castle is Norman and dates back to 1138 (or earlier). It is basically in ruins but very charming, the overgrowth adds to that. The views over Usk are amazing.
We visited on a Sunday morning. A marquee was still up from a wedding held the night before. Some brave guests stayed on site in medieval tents. Stepping into them took you right back into another time zone. Even the ablutions on site are fab.
Spend some time walking around the grounds, you will come across something fab around every corner!

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank AnnetteJones1961
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