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)

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.

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12 thoughts on “Raglan Castle in Wales

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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 🙂

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