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Raglan Castle

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“civil war”(27 reviews)
“great tower”(15 reviews)
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...more
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A40, Raglan, Wales
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All reviews civil war well worth a visit great tower next door nooks and crannies information boards gift shop few hours couple of hours english heritage fantastic views surrounding countryside interesting history entrance fee on site guide book per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Raglan Castle recently and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Sufficient detail was provided in key areas for us to follow the history of the castle. Climbing the watch tower was worth the gorgeous view we had of the surrounding countryside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 992teresac
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting castle to visit as its still quite intact. It's possible to climb up the tower and get a spectacular view over the surrounding countryside. The gift shop stocks a wide range of good quality gifts with a price range to suit all pockets!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nestavipers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time spent clambering all over this ancient place despite the cold weather. Perfect even for little children because there is so much space. The cafe in the farm next door is excellent too, the cream tea was delicious with proper Rodda’s clotted cream.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MoofTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Raglan castle is a fantastic site. It’s a very fine example of a Welsh ruin, set in lovely hounds. There is a lot to explore including a trip to the top of the tower with stunning views. Could have easily spent longer there but it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chowso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With plenty of rooms to explore Raglan Castle was a very interesting place to spend an hour, take in some fresh air and learn something about Welsh history. It was an enjoyable visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 28richardg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful day out at Raglan Castle exploring days gone by - as with most castles it lies partially in ruins but there is enough left of it to let your imagination drift. The moat is full of water although very dirty and there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kevinandtina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a school trip with 40 children. We were very lucky as we basically had the castle to ourselves. Due to visiting in December the weather wasn't the best but the rain held off however the grounds were still very muddy. The two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chloe W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

What a glorious building in a magnificent location - much later (early 15th century) than other castles in the area and only in occupational use for some 200years. This was a Royalist stronghold during the English civil war and after final surrender its destruction was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ian j
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Popped in after a Weekend at St Braviels. Looked great driving up, and was delightfully quiet, which I prefer. Some of it tumbledown, some of it fairly pristine. Unusual steampunk'esque sculptures to delight the children, many tunnels undercrofts and staircases to discover. Only need an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank natwinstanley
Reviewed November 30, 2018

I had fond memories of visiting this castle with my young children and was worried that it might not be exciting as a pensioner without children. However I need not have worried. The castle is magnificent with extensive ruins to explore. It certainly appeals to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Josepha M
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August 19, 2018|
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Response from Mic L | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe immediately outside the castle walls in the car park. We didn't use it but it seemed quite popular. I hope this helps?
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Lincsmatt | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I honestly can’t rember best to ring the Castle or check on the website
February 17, 2017|
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Response from reeve24 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the buses and bus stops sorry as I drove to raglan castle.