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“Dont drive past it - stop and enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle
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$386.67*
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Private South Wales Day Trip from Bath
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Raglan
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Dont drive past it - stop and enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Unlike many of Wales's Castles this was the home of a powerful family, not just a military garrison built by the English King to keep the Welsh in check. As one of the last great castles to be build in Britain, it is very French in inspiration. Very interesting historic monument and its destruction during the Civil War was at a turning point in English and Welsh history. Thereafter the aristrocracy built country houses, not castles. It was a great medieval building in its time. The ruins are impressive and large. If you like ruined castles you will love it. The cost is modest for a building of this importance. I had driven past it many times on my way to the Brecons. Glad we visited it. You can take your dog in on a lead and on a warm day its a good place for a picnic on the grassy banks sorrounding the ruins. Nearby small town of Raglan has shops and pubs or there is a cafe just down the lane

Visited May 2013
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Kent
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154 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Beautiful castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Well worth a visit, reasonable price to enter, take a picnic as plenty of places to sit, also lots of places for the children to explore.

Visited May 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Trip back in Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

A majestic castle in beautiful grounds. have visited many times over the years and never fail to capture the wonder of the place.

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Chepstow
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Our first visit to this impressive castle with family was amazing. Friendly staff, plenty of time to wander around, enjoy a picnic and the views are stunning, a highly atmospheric place to visit. Lots of historical information to read about and that led us back into Chepstow to visit a church to see an ancestral tomb. Definitely going back again.

Visited March 2013
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“impressive castle palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Couldn't believe how impressive Raglan castle was. It combines the ragged ruins of a castle with a real sense of presence and immediacy. As well as the great tower, with its deep moat and amazing views, there are the atmospheric remains of the more palpably 'lived-in' areas of Raglan: as an example, you can stand in front of a large window looking out to the castle's entrance, and know that it is from here that the family and servants watched parliamentarian soldiers spill into the courtyard to take Raglan - effectively bringing to an end the first civil war. There is a real sense of history here and we loved it, probably more than we were expecting to!

Visited April 2013
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