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Raglan Castle

Address: A40, Raglan, Wales
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Raglan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited on a very wet Saturday but thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A small room set out the history and the castle, though ruined, is atmospheric and great for imagining its history. The shop has more interesting items than usual and the service was friendly and cheerful. We very much look forward to returning with our young grandchildren!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As you go through the astonishing entrance of this great castle, you see it come to life! The castle was not crowded when we visited it, even on a sunny weekend. The entrance fee is good value for a family (£13.50 for a family of 4). The site is fairly well preserved so it doesn't leave much to the imagination... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
6 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've a liking for popular Opera, during the summer Raglan Castle offered a production of Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart) by the Popup Opera. Like so many would one day like to go to Glyndebourne, but at a couple of hundred quid a ticket, Popup Opera at £15 a ticket did appeal. Thankfully the weather on the evening was good. (as... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just loved this castle. There are so many nooks and crannies to explore. Also has a fantastic gift shop.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

what a beautiful castle, although in ruins you can imagine what it would have been like. it is huge and a lot of details, great value for money

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a beautiful piece of history constructed in beautiful countryside. You can let you imagination run away with you as you walk around as much of the castle is in it's natural state. A great day out :-)

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Nelson, New Zealand
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185 reviews 185 reviews
67 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Raglan has to be my all time favourite castle. I just love it and its lack of commercialisation. I accept that it has minimal and intrusive interpretation on site, unless you go looking for it. I love that you can just wander around, in and out, up and down. I love that kids can play hide and seek. I love... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A wonderful place to visit. Mostly ruins, although more extensive than I expected. You do need imagination and interest in castles to get the best from a visit, but there is plenty here to inspire that. While there are interpretation panels in several places it would help if there were more information labels and signs. I know they will say... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A great day out for all the family, interesting history, information guide boards in the castle are helpful, great views from ramparts.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you can make the steps, the views over Raglan & Monmouthshire are worth it. A café would be a good idea.

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