Tretower Court and Castle
Tretower Castle © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales
A visit to Tretower Court and Castle is a unique journey through history spanning five centuries. Against the backdrop of the Brecon Beacons stands a stark round tower, clearly a military fortification of great antiquity. Its companion piece, in contrast, is a handsome stone manor house.
Oldest Tretower is a substantial 13th century stone keep built on the remnants of an earlier Norman earthwork castle. By the more settled 14th century, the castle's inhabitants felt secure enough to build a spacious new court. This evolved into the glorious house we now see before us, a fine example - rare in Wales - of a grand late-medieval country residence adorned with exceptional woodworking.
Access:- Signposted in Tretower Village, off A479 3 miles North West of Crickhowell.
Telephone:- +44 1874 730279 - Railway:- Abergavenny 10 miles.
Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Crown Copyright.
Copyright © Croeso Net 1998 -