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Tretower Court and Castle


Tretower 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.

Website:- http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/

Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Crown Copyright.

 

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