Caldicot Castle & Country Park

LOCATION

CALDICOT, MONMOUTHSHIRE

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Our View

Caldicot Castle's well-preserved fortifications were founded by the Normans and fully developed by the late 14th century. Restored as a family home by a wealthy Victorian, the castle offers the chance to explore medieval walls and towers in a setting of tranquil gardens and wooded country parkland, plus the opportunity to play giant chess.

Caldicot Castle & Country Park
Church Rd, CALDICOT, NP26 4HU
Phone : 01291 420241

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Access to courtyard, tearooms and toilets. Not to towers or upstairs of Gatehouse
  • Facilities: Level trails, induction loop, access guide
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open 29 Mar-1 Nov, daily 11-4. Closed Mon excluding BHs

About The area

Discover Monmouthshire

In their bid to control the borderlands of Monmouthshire – also known as the Marches – the Normans built a triangle of castles: Grosmont, Skenfrith and White. At first, they were simple wooden structures strengthened by earthworks, but when the lively Welsh refused to stop attacking them, it was decided more permanent fortresses were needed. All three are worth a visit and the views from the battlements at White Castle over the surrounding countryside to the Black Mountains are stunning, as is all the scenery in this area – consisting of a patchwork of low hills, hidden valleys, fields criss-crossed with hedgerows and small belts of woodland. 

Monmouth itself makes a great base to explore the beautiful Wye Valley, as well as being known as the home of Rockfield Studios, where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody in 1975. The largest town in the county, Abergavenny is creating a name for itself as the foodie capital of the Usk Valley, and has held a weekly cattle market on the same site since 1863. Its location just six miles from the English border means it’s often described as the ‘gateway to Wales’.

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