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Tretower Castle & Court

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Dave B wrote a review Feb 2020
Rochester, United Kingdom318 contributions43 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TheWrenReviews wrote a review Feb 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Cadw W, Marketing Assistant at Tretower Castle & Court
Responded Feb 19, 2020
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.
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williamskdn wrote a review Nov 2019
Pontypridd, United Kingdom713 contributions265 helpful votes
This is a great place and very interesting. The staff were friendly and helpful. Well worth visiting.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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RhianS wrote a review Oct 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
We’ve been here previously several times when our children were small but not since it has been furnished in C14th style. The court is very well preserved and interesting as is the castle. Lovely peaceful location and well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ian H wrote a review Oct 2019
Derby, United Kingdom105 contributions35 helpful votes
Off the beaten track but well worth a visit, beautiful location and historically very interesting. The staff on duty (Ian) gave us a good introduction, there is a lot to see with a lot of history, the interior and the condition of the house is particularly impressive.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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