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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.

Location information:

Address: Abergavenny Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5EE

Locality: Abergavenny

Local Authorities:

Monmouthshire; Abergavenny

Historical County: Monmouthshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 161 Grid Ref: SO 299140
Latitude: 51.8202 Longitude: -3.01843

Key information:

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

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