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image for Historic Site item typeHen Gwrt Moated Site (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic Site, free entry

Hen Gwrt

Hen Gwrt

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Details

Some things look better from a vantage point up, up and away than from the ground. Hen Gwrt is surely one. If you could view it from above, you’d see with definitive clarity the neat, square outline of what was probably a medieval manorial site. The manor has long gone, but its square-sided moat remains, surprising well preserved.

Hen Gwrt (‘The Old Court’) probably belonged to the bishops of Llandaff in the 13th and 14th centuries, and was later used as a hunting lodge.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Llantilio Crossenny,
Abergavenny,
NP7 8TD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 395151  Lat: 51.83140 Long: -2.87820

Hen Gwrt is at Llantilio Crossenny 7 miles (11.3km) east of Abergavenny adjoining the B4233. Travelling from the Abergavenny direction, continue past the village sign and a crossroads and the site is just after the next junction on the left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Abergavenny station