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Abergavenny Castle

Abergavenny castle is one of the best examples of a motte and bailey castle in Britain. With a restored keep set on top of a man made mound, there are also enough walls remaining to show that this must have been an impressive castle when in full repair.
It has its dark tales to tell as well - in 1089 a Norman lord, William de Braose invited twenty Welsh chieftains to a Christmas meal in the castle. While they were feasting, they were executed.
The castle meadows, stretching out alongside the River Usk provide a picturesque scene at all times of the year, and the brick path makes for an idyllic walk at all times of year.

Cost: The castle grounds are free to enter, there is a small entrance fee for the keep and museum

 

English Cymraeg / Welsh

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