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)
Entrance to the great tower
inside the great tower
View overlooking the castle walls and moat
View of the Fountain Court from the Great Tower
The Oriel Window
Pitched Stone Court looking back towards the gatehouse range. Featuring the oriel window in Raglan’s Hall
Another view of pitched court
The South Gate
Raglan castle. The great tower on the left and the gatehouse on the right
You can view my video of Raglan Castle below.