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  • White Castle - Wales
      White Castle
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7 miles east of Abergavenny is White Castle, so called because traces of the white plaster coating on its walls can still be seen.
Along with Skenfrith and Grosmont Castles it formed a defensive triangle dating from the time when the Marcher Lords were troubled by the Welsh.
It's outer ward is as large as a football pitch and is enclosed by stone curtain walls with flanking towers, The gatehouse has 2 circular towers that flank the gate passage and the stit and groove were the portcullis would come down can still be seen.
The Inner ward is protected both by curtain walls with towers as well as a steep sided moat. The well preserved curtain wall on its two longest sides date from the late 12th c

Opening hours
01.04.09 - 31.10.09: Daily 10.00 - 17.00 (Entrance charge aplies)

01.11.09 - 31.03.10: Free entry

Adult - 2.60, concession - 2.25, family - 7.45

Entry is free for Welsh residents aged 60 and over or 16 and under who have a valid pass and to members of CADW

Address: Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Directions: Off the B4233 at Llantilio Crossenny, 7 miles east of Abergavenny

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  • Written Mar 2, 2010
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