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Friday, December 17, 2010

White Castle

White Castle gets its name from the white rendering which once covered its outer walls.

White Castle is the most impressive of three castles used by the Normans to conquer this part of Wales. The other two castles are Skenfrith and Grosmont. The earliest surviving parts of White Castle date from the 12th century AD, and White Castle may have been founded before 1075.

White Castle
White Castle was built on a hill and commands magnificent views to the north, south, and west. White Castle clearly served as a military outpost and watch post against the Welsh.

White Castle
The inner ward of White Castle (see below) is surrounded by a moat.

White Castle
White Castle is located between the B4521 and the B4233 east of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales. Visitors to White Castle may also want to visit nearby Raglan Castle, Tintern Abbey, or Caerleon.

Ger Y Fenni,
NP7 8UD
Tel: 01600 780380

White Castle Map

© 2010 John Westby

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2 comments:

clm said...

stunning photo's of Raglan Castle. I would like to share them on the Raglan Domesday Wiki at http://rlhg.wetpaint.com/page/Raglan+Castle

Thanks loads
Cheryl Morgan
Raglan Local History Archives

Soccerphile said...

Please go ahead if you could credit them to Devon-Visitor.com