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image for Guided Tour item typeOpen Doors at Tretower Court and Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Croeso Cynnes Cymreig
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Guided Tour, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018, free entry

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

Details

Join a tour with Tretower Court and Castle's very own custodian. Find out more about its fascinating history and architecture, and take a walk around to appreciate its beautiful setting and location.

For over 900 years Tretower Court and Castle has been altered, adjusted and adapted. Much of this was done to keep up with style, fashion and the tastes of the time.

The Picards and the Vaughans who lived here were rich influential Welsh families; the movers and shakers of their time. They needed a place to impress. And the sumptuous accommodation they created reflected their high status as Welsh gentry.

When the Vaughans left in the 18th century, Tretower Court became a working farm and, where ladies and gentlemen had lived, lambs and geese moved in!

Now, in the 21st Century, we've recreated a suite of rooms as they may have been in 1470 when the Vaughans were part of high society. Discover a sophisticated way of life: from intricately carved furniture right down to the pots and pans of a working kitchen. Experience 15th century living at its best.

Tours will be at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 11:00 to 16:00
Tours will be at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00.

Prices

Free entry

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Mon 23 Jul - Sun 2 Sep From Wrecks to Ruin
Sat 4 Aug Bats 'n Bugs
Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug Life in the 17th Century

Contact

Enquiries

01874 730279

Address

Tretower,
Crickhowell,
Powys,
NP8 1RD

Location

Directions

Plan route to Tretower Court and Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 185212  Lat: 51.88386 Long: -3.18449

A40 from Crickhowell towards Brecon, right onto the A479 (signed for Tretower) and left where signed it the village.
Bus 400m/430 yards, route no.X43, Brecon-Abergavenny
Bike NCN Route No.8 (8km/5mls)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Abergavenny station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups