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

 

Raglan Castle

 

Raglan Castle

View of the Fountain Court from the Great Tower

 

Raglan Castle

The office wing

 

Raglan Castle

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

 

Raglan Castle

Another view of pitched court

 

Raglan Castle

The South Gate

Raglan Castle

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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