Skenfrith Castle

Skenfrith Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Skenfrith, Monmouthshire, Wales.
Built: 1066.
Condition: Ruined.
Ownership / Access: National Trust.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Skenfrith Castle (Welsh: Ynysgynwraidd) is a medieval castle located in Monmouthshire, Wales. The castle is in the centre of the village of Skenfrith, located on the banks of the River Monnow, five and a half miles north-west of the town of Monmouth. The first defences were built shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066, although the remains of the castle that stand today date from the early thirteenth century. The castle is a Grade II listed building as at 19 November 1953. Grouped with White Castle and Grosmont Castle, Skenfrith is one of the "Three Castles" or Trilateral Castles built in the Monnow Valley as part of the Norman conquest of South Wales. Skenfrith is located on the B4521, five miles north-west of Monmouth, and is an open site, which may be visited free of charge at any reasonable time of day. The moat has been filled in, and the castle is now surrounded by a grassy lawn in the centre of the small village of Skenfrith. Three of the four corner towers still stand, as does its curtain wall up to the level of the wall walk. The round keep is intact, and the foundations of the hall block along the western wall have been excavated as well.

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