Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

USK CASTLE


USK CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

A small Norman motte & bailey castle started in 1138 and rebuilt in stone later in the century with a square keep. The curtain wall and the circular Garrison Tower were added in 1209 and the Treasure Tower and Great Hall in the 1290's. It was in ruins after being slighted after the Civil War, apart from the 14th century three storey gatehouse which has been used for a home.

Open most days.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
On A472, 4 miles east of Pontypool
Usk, Monmouthshire NP15 1SD

 



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