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“Atmospheric”
Review of White Castle

White Castle
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Abergavenny
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

White Castle can be easily missed by casual traveller but for atmosphere, location and aspect it takes some beating. It is hunched into a rise above the local countryside. If you find yourself there when no-one else is around, be still for a moment and listen in silence to the place - the rustle of trees, the buzzard cries and the wind blowing through the cereal fields. This is not romantic nonsense but a genuine plea to soak up an indefinable atmosphere which pervades the place. Its current isolation but historical significance contrast nicely and encourage the visitor to learn more.

It is also one of the three castles located on the Trilateral (Three Castles Walk) the other two being Grosmont and Skenfrith. A good day's walk - each side of the "triangle" being about 10-11 Kms.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

This really is the Best Castle in South Wales, it just has everything a Castle should have on a small scale.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

A few miles from Abergavenny, this is one of the "Three Castles", alongside Skenfrith and Grosmont (fantastic, if quite long (17 miles) walk links the 3). It is pretty remote, standing almost on its own and can be quite difficult to find, even with the improved sign-posting. However, it really is worth it!! The views over the valley down towards Abergavenny and across the Black Mountains are truly superb. It is quite small but it is also also reasonably intact at least from the outside. It must have been pretty imposing sitting on its promontory and, as the name suggests, painted white, as so many castles were. Be warned though this is little else here but the castle. Nevertheless, it really is well worth the effort.

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

White castle makes a good family day out.. It's fairly ruined as castles go, but there is a big bridge over the moat, a tower that you can climb for a great view, and lots of hiding places (although watch out with young children as there are some steep drops). It's also a sheltered place for a picnic, and there is a good circular walk (with fairly clear instructions given on the information board outside the castle. It's free in the winter, but you have to pay in summer.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Towering walls intact -very deep moat -great to walk around and you can climb one of the towers for a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.
Narrow approach road -take care-small car park.
Stick to B4521 and watch out for small sign!

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