Tretower Castle & Court

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Tretower Castle & Court
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A dedicated follower of fashion For over 900 years Tretower Court and Castle has been altered, adjusted and adapted. Much of this was done to keep up with style, fashion and the tastes of the time. The Picards and the Vaughans who lived here were rich influential Welsh families; the movers and shakers of their time. The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for specific times and days, including closures.
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Maurice G
Trowbridge, UK312 contributions
Sep 2021
Located about 4-5 miles from Crickhowell this is a very pleasant venue to visit. There is a charge for entry. Parking is somewhat restricted- basically on the road outside. The staff are friendly and helpful.
The Court is in excellent condition for it's age. A walk around the wall walk and gallery enables you to view the court from above.
The ruins of the castle are roughly about I/4 of a mile from the Court, approached across lawns fronting the Court with fields beyond. In overall terms a gentle relaxing venue.
Written September 30, 2021
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Frenchbird
Bristol110 contributions
Aug 2021
We were staying n the area and were looking for a castle to visit. This was a very interesting place and the house is particularly well restored and interesting to visit. When we went, they had actors re-enacting medieval times with a lute player and some archery which our son really enjoyed. The orchard is very pretty too, makes a nice place for a picnic. the staff is very friendly and helpful too.
Written August 31, 2021
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Stanjeve
Blackwood, UK85 contributions
Aug 2021
Have passed this attraction many times before but never found the time to stop and visit. That changed after researching my Family tree to discover my link with the Vaughan family, with Sir Roger Vaughan of Tretower being my 13 X Great Grandfather. Although the castle is a shell but still worth a visit, the Court has been restored and partly furnished to the style of the 15th century when Sir Roger occupied it, and it makes it easy to imagine how life would have been in those times. There are friendly staff who are able to answer any questions, and although the visit should take 1-2 hours, there are plenty of picnic areas to allow a longer stay. Due to Covid and limited admittance, booking in advance is necessary to guarantee entry. Well worth a visit for a walk in the past.
Written August 19, 2021
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Amy C
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Aug 2021 • Family
Nice castle to visit if you have a spare hour or so. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable.
On the website it says a carpark to fit 30 cars but I highly doubt that, it's very small!
Written August 10, 2021
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Deb G
Preston17 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a wonderful property which we only came upon by chance. The first day it was not open, but it looked so terrific that we booked and returned later in the week. It did not disappoint. The staff were very welcoming, and explained key points of interest to us. James was on only his second day but did a brilliant job making us welcome. We wish him well in his new job. The interior is tastefully furnished and decorated in keeping with the period and was very evocative as we walked around the rooms.
We would highly recommend this for anyone interested in any aspect of history; you can really get a good sense of how the settlement developed from a castle on to what must have been a very comfortable home for the time.
Written August 1, 2021
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Anne E
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
An absolute gem of a property soon to be even better with a new reception and café. I can’t think why I haven’t been before!
Written June 10, 2021
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4,957 contributions
Apr 2021
The castle keep remains are visible from several places and different roads entering the village but the entrance is to the Court, not near the castle. Go down a lane and continue until you pass an entrance door on your right, the car park is on your left. There is also some on street parking.
The castle remains amount to one large outer wall, a smaller wall and the main keep building. The artist impression and a description on an information board it is enough to invoke the picture of what it would have looked like. I particularly liked the Great Hall building. A large complete 15c building with internal wooden beams and covered external upper walkway overlooking the central courtyard.
Written May 5, 2021
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Dave B
Rochester, UK326 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We've been staying near here for at least 10 years but this was our first visit to Tretower.
The house is a great example of a medieval building, but could do with more information boards explaining what each room was, although the staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
The castle was less impressive as it was just the shell of the keep.
Overall though, well worth a visit.
Written February 24, 2020
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TheWrenReviews
Cardiff, UK29 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Tretower had been recommended to us as a little gem well worth a visit, and having made the trip, we couldn’t agree more! This place has some great stories to tell.

We chose to visit the day that Storm Dennis was closing in so unfortunately it was way too damp underfoot to get across the meadow the short distance to the castle but we really enjoyed our time looking round the house.

Thanks to Ian the Custodian and colleague for the lovely warm welcome we received when we arrived at the ticket office and well stocked shop. It was much appreciated on such a soggy day, and their passion for the place was catching - it is absolutely fascinating! Their knowledge brought the place to life for us, as we bombarded them with our questions.

There were a lot of original beams and features in the house that were fascinating to see.

One thing we thought was particularly good was the way the main dining hall has been painstakingly decked out to resemble how it would have been in its heyday during the wars of the roses. Authentic style furniture, hangings on the walls, all set up ready for a banquet. You could really get an idea of the difference in the table ware, place settings and food that would have been used by the serfs in comparison to the ‘top brass’ and what they would have eaten.

We will definitely return for a longer look at this special place, as we want to see the house in non-storm conditions and take a short stroll across to explore the tower.

We can definitely recommend.
Written February 16, 2020
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Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to Tretower Court and Castle. I will pass on your praise to the staff, thank you.
Written February 19, 2020
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williamskdn
Pontypridd, UK814 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is a great place and very interesting. The staff were friendly and helpful. Well worth visiting.
Written November 10, 2019
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