"Visit the Castle" Skenfrith Things to Do Tip by Myfanwe
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Skenfrith Castle is thought to be on the site of a Celtic stockade which William Fitzozbert improved with stone from local quarries. It was then given to Hubert de Burgh in 1199 by the King. He continued the building work and was responsible for much of the present day Castle. It was improved by succeeding owners but much of their work is seen only in the foundations.
It was dismantled during the reign of Edward IV (1442 - 1483) to diminish the power of the Lancastrians. Much of the stone was plundered to build other properties in the village.
The Castle is now cared for by CADW (Welsh Historic Monuments).
The Castle is situated right in the heart of the lovely Village of Skenfrith. Admission is free and there is parking available right next to the Castle.
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