Raglan Castle

Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales

Raglan Castle was built in the late medieval period, the 1430s, by William Herbert Raglan and is a stunning piece of architectural craftsmanship. It had fine Tudor features such as a long Gallery and a very grand oriel window in the paneled Great Hall.

The castle was built to impress rather than defend the inhabitants but it did hold off parliamentarian forces, the Roundheads, in one of the last sieges of th Civil War (1642-1651). Sadly the castle was eventually destroyed by parliament, although enough remains to allude to its former glory.