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Raglan Castle

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Address: A40, Raglan, Wales
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Raglan has stood for a long time and weathered time well. Cromwell knocked it about during the Civil War but couldn't destroy it. The Earl of Raglan built the extra keep with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Longmont, Colorado
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Longmont, Colorado
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Raglan has stood for a long time and weathered time well. Cromwell knocked it about during the Civil War but couldn't destroy it. The Earl of Raglan built the extra keep with a moat which is still quite intact. There is so much history here and it is well documented. There are signs with maps everywhere so you know what... More 

Thank BoleynMom
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a CADW site, but English heritage membership is accepted, and is well worth a visit if you like historic castles. It was so well constructed that Cromwell could not completely destroy it, and hence a lot remains. The tower with its moat and bridges has a good view over the countryside. There is a small gift shop, but... More 

Thank Roger H
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I love taking my girls here, they put on great reinactments and my children love going to the castle. Great place to visit and take a picnic and the have a wonderful gift shop,

Thank Sarah R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It was a great castle to visit, cheap ticket prices but not many things to do. It's got loads of history behind it, and looks great, very good for if you like taking photos. There's not much there apart from that, just the castle shop, a toilet facility and a cafe which we didn't use. Definetly worth a visit if... More 

Thank Vlad1984tm
Leiden, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The magnificent gates were built to impress and they certainly succeed, but within is a very well-preserved castle.... and nice views from the outside.

Thank ArtyGr
Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This castle is really magnificent, you can really imagine how elegant and spectacular it once was, and take yourself back in time. Like most Cadw sites, it's not been ruined by loads of signs and "facilities", so you can really let your imagination run wild! A nice shop at the entrance and loos discreetly hidden out of the way. No... More 

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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A very nice castle, worth the visit. The beautifuly preserved ruins and the magnificent view were some of the things that spotted my attention. Helpful and smiley staff as well.

Thank Panos M
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Decided to visit Raglan Castle while in Wales for the weekend. Was struck by how compact it is, grand and surprisingly intimate. Its striking features include remains of lofty towers, impressive windows and the long gallery, all set in stunning countryside. Sad to learn that the castle, which was considered the height of fashion in its heyday, was destroyed by... More 

Thank Rita P
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I was so surprised when we pulled up to this most fantastic historical site.So large, and so grand. I had to buy the book at the small gift shops to review the history of the castle.

Thank Suzanne_Traveller451
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The castle is very pretty and we were there on a sunny day which was perfect. The view from the top of the castle is also great, though the stairs are a Lil bit scary.

Thank Jennifer L

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