Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

WHITE CASTLE


WHITE CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

Originally known as Llantilio Castle, it was larger than the two nearby castles, Grosmont and Skenfrith, and has a double line of defence. It was built to protect the Welsh border and covered the central region, with Hereford to the North and Usk, Monmouth and Chepstow to the south. The original Norman motte and bailey was rebuilt in stone in the 1180 with a keep, surrounded by a moat. In 1263 the castle was strengthened with towers and a gatehouse and a second towered wall was built around the outer bailey. It was abandoned by the middle of the 16th century.

Cadw, open all year.


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

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the A4521, near Llanvetherine
NP7 8UD

 



VIEW LARGER MAP IN NEW WINDOW

 
© Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales