Raglan Castle in Wales

Welcome to my post about my visit to Raglan Castle. Here you will find information about the castle, along with some photos I have taken. Towards the end of this post, you can view my Youtube video. Enjoy !

Raglan Castle is a ruin dating from the mid 1400s. It is located just outside the village of Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire, South Wales.

 

Raglan castle is Wales’ youngest castle and I spent two hours walking around taking in the grandeur of the ruins. Raglan castle is made up of many grand rooms and with very little imagine it was possible to see how this would have been a very impressive building in its day.  Whilst visiting the castle, there is lots of exploring to be done, with many spiral staircases, various rooms and the great tower to climb which gives amazing views of the Welsh countryside. It is also possible to walk around the perimeter of the castle building and look up the imposing ruin.

Plan of the castle: A – Great Tower; B – Moat; C – Gatehouse and bridge; D – Closet Tower; E – Pitched Stone Court; F – Office wing; G – Pantry; H – Kitchen; I – Parlour; J – Hall; K – Buttery; L – Long Gallery; M – Fountain Court; N – Apartments; O – South Gate and bridge; P – Moat walk (Source – wikipedia)

Raglan Castle

 

Raglan Castle

Entrance to the great tower

 

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Raglan Castle

View of the Fountain Court from the Great Tower

 

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The office wing

 

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Pitched Stone Court looking back towards the gatehouse range. Featring the oriel window in Raglan’s Hall

 

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Another view of pitched court

 

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The South Gate

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Raglan castle. The great tower on the left and the gatehouse on the right

 

You can view my video of Raglan Castle below.

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  • Julia Atkinson

    Wow, thank you for sharing the pictures of this castle. I would love to visit it one day too.

    • Sam H Travels

      If you have never visited a place like this, it really is a must do!

  • Tracy McConnachie Collins

    Loved the video! I haven’t been to this castle but looks very interesting!

    • Sam H Travels

      It really is. I am hoping to get a GoPro soon, so I will be able to hopefully show you all more impressive photos of places like this 🙂

  • I have been saying this a lot lately I CAN”T WAIT TO EXPLORE A CASTLE! Fabulous pictures. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sam H Travels

      Lol.. Time you made some plans to visit ? 🙂

  • Raglan Castle looks amazing! Added to my GB bucket list! I´ve only heard about some English and Scottish castles, it appears Wales also has some hidden gems! Thanks for sharing

    • Sam H Travels

      Wales has some amazing castles too. One of my favourites is Pembroke Castle which is amazingly well preserved. Try googling it – you will love it !

  • This reminds me of the castle from Jane Eyre for some reason. Looking at your photos I wish I did more travelling in the UK when I used to live in London. Oh well, looks like I might have to go back since you keep introducing all these awesome places to us! Thanks for sharing!

    • Sam H Travels

      Haha, I am glad I am inspiring you to come back to the UK!

  • Bortx Guru

    Great post! Very informative, already in my bucketlist for my next time in Wales, Happy travels!

  • I would have had a field day taking photos of this castle, love it! I love the angles and architecture, great, just great! We are blessed to have so many castles to choose from and I may have overlooked this if it wasn’t for your post so thank you for sharing.

  • Great stuff – reminds me of when I visited this castle as a kid. Haven’t been in years but would love to return one day.

  • What a great castle ruin! I’m keen to learn more now – and, of course, go see it for myself!

  • Vyjay Rao

    The castle is magnificent and has an intriguing aura. I love these old castles, so many stories seem to be trapped for eternity between their walls.

  • travel4lifeblog

    Fantastic article full of great pictures! You made us want to visit this castle now! We went to Wales in the past and missed that place! Well you made us want to go back and we will make sure to visit this castle if we do end up in Wales again! Keep up the great work!
    Patrick and Cecile from http://www.travel4lifeblog.com

  • Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)

    Raglan Castle looks like an interesting mid 1400 castle to visit. The photos are stunning along with the video. Great details how how to navigate the castle along with 2 maps. I have never been to Wales but after seeing this article I would love to visit here and all the other castles there. Thanks so much for sharing and I pinned this for my later use 🙂