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A Pleasant Hour

If you have an hour, or need a break on a journey then call into Usk Castle. It's only ruins but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
William R
Good for a quick visit

Ruins are more extensive than I imagined, with some of the towers nearly intact and several bits of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have an hour, or need a break on a journey then call into Usk Castle. It's only ruins but still sufficient to warrant a visit. Some parts dating from 1150, and on the Keep, there are 37 steps up to the tower. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ruins are more extensive than I imagined, with some of the towers nearly intact and several bits of the outside walls. Views are good over the River Usk and the town and surrounding countryside. A few chickens, pheasants and a sheep and lamb when we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We popped along to have a look and was warmly greeted by Rosie who was was very friendly and welcoming, a quick look around the castle was had because darkness was falling so we didn’t get to see everything we could had we gone earlier...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out for a drive and discovered Usk Castle. It's a lovely place of local history. No set fees just make a contribution upon entry. The weather was cold but dry and we had a lovely stroll around the grounds. Chickens, dogs, sheep and a cat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just 30 min drive from Cardiff to the town of Usk. The castle have their own parking area for free and only donation required for entry to the castle. You can walk around the grounds in your own time. Great views of the town of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laylaneiM
Reviewed January 4, 2019

A blow the cobwebs away walk on NYD got the lungs working climbing the hill to view this ruin. Great views all around from the highest vantage point, though there was nothing else going on. Unless you are an historian, please don't go especially.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve7657
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We love to visit castles, and this trip wasn't an exception. Usk was my favorite. It's privately owned, and has a quirky and personal touch. Most Welsh castles are grey rock rising out of sheep-mown grass. This has artwork, flowers, and friendly chickens. We really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stone_Boise
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

During a walk along the river we met and chatted to another dog walker who told us about the castle and suggested we visit. So glad we did, although not big the castle grounds are well kept and have a magical feel. Lots of historical...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rabsmam
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We only went to the castle as we were passing through, but it is certainly worth a visit. There may not be a lot there but it has an enough to make it interesting and it is very well presented with really good views

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GerryPal
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Very informal, put some money in the honesty box, and wonder around as you like. Good views over Usk and some very informative notice boards.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Megan B
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Response from bearrobertconnorbear | Reviewed this property |
I Haven;t seen any dogs there when I have visited but there are no signs to say dogs not allowed as far as I know.
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