This was the fourth Landmark Trust my husband and I have stayed in and it compares very favourably with the others for its furniture and fittings. In fact I envied the large, well-appointed kitchen! The views from the grounds around the castle, over towards the Black Mountains, are superb and the first sight of the building itself is most impressive. Our three-year old granddaughter exclaimed, "It's a castle! I'm going to be a fairy princess!" Everything was ready in excellent order for us on our arrival.I was glad that we had the downstairs bedroom which has a good en suite - to be honest I wouldn't have fancied having to climb the spiral staircase too often. You can imagine yourself in your own small kingdom. Only two people passed by in the four days we were there. It's a good base for exploring the area and even Cardiff with the excellent St Fagans open air museum is within reasonable driving distance. Raglan Castle is about three miles away from Clytha. If you want a nice place for a meal we can recommend the Raglan Arms at Llandenny but the Logbook which each successive group of occupiers enjoy writing in will give you plenty of other suggestions. On our way home we detoured via a very attractive country route to see the ruins of Llanthony Priory and there's a very good little café bar adjacent which serves unpretentious but excellent light meals.
- Also Known As:
- Clytha Castle Abergavenny, Wales