Skenfrith Castle
Skenfrith Castle
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga190 contributions
Jun 2021
I do wish Cadw would not quote limited opening hours for their unstaffed sites. In this case the castle is clearly open "all reasonable hours". The least impressive remains of the Three Castles, with 3 interpretation boards. Worth stopping, but not making a major detour.
Written June 28, 2021
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BPWGo
Merthyr Tydfil, UK310 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
These small castle ruins are free. They belong to the National Trust and are looked after by Cadw. Ideal for older children/couples and friends to run around and explore. Good historic information signs and nice grounds to picnic and play in. A river runs beside it and there is limited free parking, although I’ve never not been able to park. It adjoins St Bridgets church which looks very quaint and old.
Written June 20, 2021
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Hannah L
Ross-on-Wye64 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
Less than 15minutes by car from Ross-on-Wye Skenfrith in Wales is a lovely place to visit.
The castle is more ruins rather than a castle to explore as such, however it is rather quaint and interesting for children to run about in. It is free and open to the public at all times. The river behind the castle is a fantastic spot for paddling/swimming. I have been numerous times and taken children and a dog and a picnic. Take wet shoes and you can spend hours here enjoying the quiet surroundings. In the early evening lying in the grounds of the castle watching all the swallows flock by and seeing dragon fly and the swans come out in the cool with their young is lovely.
There are no local toilets at Skenfrith, but there is a volunteer run tea room selling some cakes.
There is a Bell Pub opposite the bridge for drinks and food though it is very expensive.
I would shall go many times again this Summer its a free family day out in lovely countryside.
Written August 1, 2013
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Richard E
20 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Was visiting all the three castles in the area. Interesting castle in a lovely village next to the river Monnow and an episode of Dr Who was filmed there. Really hot on the day we visited so took a dip in the river. Then on to the pub in the village also by the river for a drink.
Written July 9, 2018
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ESDougherty
Swansea, UK511 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went to the Bell at Skenfrith for lunch and had a quick walk around with the dogs after. A lovely spot to picnic and interesting ruins, although you cannot climb the walls.
Written September 19, 2020
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elverman
Gloucester350 contributions
Sep 2020
Parking can be a problem but do try and stop here. Although the castle is in ruins and you can not walk upon any of the walls its well worth a visit, agin information boards give you an understanding of what it was like. Surrounded by lovely green space where you can enjoy a picnic or just sit and relax. Take a short walk along the river and perhaps enjoy a tipple in the local pub. Great for a free entry site.
Written September 14, 2020
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Petherwin
Great Malvern, UK54 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
There are three castles in this area to the east of Abergavenny: The White Castle, Grosmont and Skenfrith. They are all owned by or in the care of conservation charities like Cadw or the National Trust. Skenfrith is the one with the least to see in the way of surviving walls etc. They all look good from the air (see Google images) but are less impressive close up. Skenfrith Castle has an attractive location, right beside the River Monnow (which flows down to the busy and interesting town of Monmouth) and in the very heart of the village. The curtain wall is reasonably intact as is the keep but there is not much to see, unlike at Raglan and Goodrich, neither of which is very far away. Very close by is The Bell at Skenfrith, an excellent pub and restaurant.
Written September 8, 2018
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Alan P
Baglan, UK192 contributions
Jul 2018
Stopped off at this place as part of our three castles tour, after visiting White Castle and on our way to Grosmont. There’s plenty of parking at the side of the castle and you enter it through what is now a crumbling wall instead of the gate-towers the one here being long destroyed. What’s truly impressive about this place is its huge round central tower - floor-less now but you can still get a sense of how impregnable these Norman Keeps would have been . You probably only need about 30-40 minutes here but do take time time to soak up the atmosphere and sneak out through the little watergate and stroll along the river Monnow. ( for any of you Dr who fans an episode called Amy’s Choice was filmed here, where a gang of aliens disguised as pensioners vaporise a school group to dust - oh to have those powers at times )
Written July 30, 2018
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Ludo-Owen
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland1,204 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Second of the three castles for us. A bit more rundown than whitrecastle and less explanations provided. But the village was the best of the 3.
Written May 20, 2018
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Roadstechno
Kingswear, UK444 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Visited with the family on a really sunny day. The ruins are managed by the National Trust but are open to allcomers without charge. There is a little snack bar opposite and a local pub, The Bell, which serves meals and has a great beer garden. Parking wasn't a problem on the day. Its all 'free' around the castle.
The ruins are what is left of the Norman wall and central keep. There is a gateway which leads down to a beautiful riverside walk. Some may prefer a picnic and there is a huge picnic area to the left of the castle which is great for this.
Written August 15, 2017
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