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White Castle

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Address: 7m E of Abergavenny, Abergavenny NP7 8UD, Wales
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+44 1600 780380
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Interesting and free

Visited with my brother and boyfriend and we were all pleasently pleased! Good castle and it's free what more do you want!! Plus lovely drive very scenic

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Beth H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with my brother and boyfriend and we were all pleasently pleased! Good castle and it's free what more do you want!! Plus lovely drive very scenic

Thank Beth H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went to wales last year around September and I went to a number of places and this was one of them! It was great and good fun seeing this! 😊😊

Thank Harri7659
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although only a small castle what remains is very interesting. All the rooms and bits of the castle that remain are all clearly explained on notice boards. The museum is free to look around with plenty to entertain the kids. A good few hours and it's free!!!!

1 Thank Barry G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Visited this castle which is one of three castles grouped together in the region. The castle is free to enter and provides at least a hour of wandering around the ruin. The moat is large and its water provides a great reflective photo base for the castle. Generally a safe environment for young children although care is needed if allowing... More 

1 Thank MarkGWalsall
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Lovely old ruin, great feeling of history and the wonder of the medieval times. Lovely location. Easy parking.

Thank Reetx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something to visit on our trip from tbe cotswolds into Wales before we headed up to Snowdonia. We were planning on Goodrich but it was closed. We are so glad it was. White Castle may be out of the way (the gps coordinates get you right there) but it was brilliant. We enjoyed the storyboards but... More 

Thank Debbie M
Stotfold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

White Castle is excellent - lots of remains with the main bailey walls and towers largely intact. Plus an impressive moat with water. Visit on a clear, sunny day - there are impressive views W into the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. On cloudy days, you'll see nothing but there will be a great sense of atmosphere. If... More 

Thank StotfoldLarry
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Called the White Castle because its walls were once plastered white and it's possible to see traces of the plaster in spots. Extensive ruins surrounded by a moat. Good signage making it possible to imagine what it might have been like in the 11th and 12th centuries. Entry is free as is the parking, but parking is limited. We visited... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Although this castle is a ruin it has a nice atmosphere. It has a very tiny car park . If this car park is full there is nowhere else to park as its situated at the end of a very narrow country lane.

Thank Freezingwater2016
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit White Castle we had heard it was good. Where we arrived it was free to enter and very quiet. The most noticeable point is it's size, it is huge. The castle is partly ruined, has shallow moat and nice places to explore There isn't many towers to explore but is you like big ruined castles you... More 

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