Monmouth Castle - Gwent, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 48.742 W 002° 43.017
30U E 519512 N 5740207
Quick Description: Monmouth Castle (Built 1071-AD) The ruins are all that remains of this once great Castle. The birthplace of King Henry V. The nearby Great Castle House was built on the site of most of the original Castle in 1672. Located in Monmouth, Gwent, Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/23/2014 12:52:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMMAKJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
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Long Description:
Monmouth Castle - Gwent, Wales.
"Only a fragment is left of this once important castle; the curtain wall, gatehouse and great round keep, which stood until the Civil War where the Great House now stands, have all completely vanished. All that is left is the ruined Great Tower and Hall. These stand on the edge of a precipitous slope down to the river Monnow, on the west side of what was the castle ward. This was roughly circular, surrounded on the west and north by the river and on the east and south by a wall and ditch, which is still partly apparent in back the gardens behind Agincourt Square. Half-way along Castle Hill Road was the entrance, consisting of a bridge and strong gatehouse." Text source: (visit link)

Info on The Castle & The Great House:
"Monmouth Castle was built between 1067-71 by William fitz Osbern, but its most famous moment in history came in 1387 (the exact date is uncertain), when the future Henry V was born here. A 12th century tower and 13th century great hall are the best surviving features, in addition to short sections of the castle walls. The castle was partially destroyed in 1647, and a residence known as Great Castle House was built on the site in 1672-3. Great Castle House is now home to Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, and there is a regimental museum." Text source: (visit link)
Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Partly ruined

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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