Abergavenny Castle, Abergavenny, Wales
Record Id: 24
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The picturesque ruins of Abergavenny Castle are landscaped with 19th-century walks overlooking the Usk valley. In the late-19th century there were further garden developments and the castle walls were embellished with gazebos. All that remains of this phase is a level lawn and a raised rockery.
Brief history of site
The motte was built around 1087. The castle was destroyed in 1233 and the keep was re-built in stone. Much was destroyed during the Civil War, and the building now used as the museum was built on the motte in 1818.
Address: Abergavenny Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5EE
Historical County: Monmouthshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||161||Grid Ref:||SO 299140|
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: urban park
Context or principal building: castle
Site first created: After 1087
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Survival: Part: standing remains