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Raglan Castle

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“civil war”(23 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 nooks and crannies information boards next door few hours gift shop couple of hours worth the climb english heritage fantastic views surrounding countryside interesting history entrance fee audio guide on site
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We liked this castle a lot. It's an attractive one and quite photogenic as castles go. It was the childhood home of Henry Tudor, an interesting character, who after the Battle of Bosworth became Henry VII and of course the father of Henry VIII. They've...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice castle to walk around. Take kids and dogs along. Only downfall is entry fee bit steep wen u got a few to go. Overall its one the nicest castles.

Thank Han N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazingly well kept ruins with outstanding views from the towers. The gift shop is stocked with a variety of goods at reasonable prices. There is a small cafe in the farm next door.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Raglan Castle on our way back from Swansea. It is an amazing place with lots of history from time of Edward 1 through to English Civil War when it was destroyed by Cromwell’s Partiamentarians . The history around the Wars of The...More

Thank Mickletonians
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a visit to the Town of Monmouth, we decided to visit the nearby Castle/Ruin. I guess, like so many other Casles, Oliver Cromwell spoilt our pleasure. The Castle is the normally ruin that you can find all over the country. It’s hard to make...More

Thank martin a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way to Portmeirion to see Raglan Castle and we're very glad that we did. It's one of those places you don't see in England because you can walk around the place pretty much unhindered, climb up scary towers and walk down...More

Thank RoAnJa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you want from a castle, towers to climb, great views, water filled moats and lots of ruins to explore. It must have even more impressive before it's downfall in the civil war.

Thank alang684
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally interesting, lots of key features still intact, easy walking, steady climbing. Quite a few steps and bridges but these are easily navigated. Small gift shop. Absolutely loved it here - hope you do too! Free car parking. Gift shop with lots of small trinkets...More

Thank SharbyT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit a bit expensive to just walk around for an hour as the teens were not really interested in the history, live & learn not to take them to a castle

Thank sharon a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Raglan is more of a medieval palace than a true castle, built more with splendour in mind than defence. However the complex layout make this one of the most fun castles to explore in the country whether it’s climbing up towers, down into basements or...More

Thank Stuart C
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19 August 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?
15 August 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
18 February 2017|
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Response from Reeve L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the buses and bus stops sorry as I drove to raglan castle.