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In the same way Cadw’s members help protect it today, it’s only fitting that the Raglan Castle we know was built with defence in mind.
The work of Sir William ap Thomas and his son Sir William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, Raglan Castle combined a moated Great Tower and flared machicolations – stone arches that allowed missiles to be rained down on attackers – to make it a truly remarkable fortress.
Defence, however, only tells one half of this Castle’s epic story: the other half being its palatial status.
Following his father’s death in 1461, Sir William Herbert enjoyed a meteoric societal rise, his loyalty to royalty resulting in King Edward IV not only giving him the role of chief justice and chamberlain of south Wales — but also the title of Baron Herbert of Raglan.
And when Henry Tudor, the future King Henry VII, was sent to be raised at Raglan Castle, Sir William knew one thing: that great men need great houses.
From that day forward, Herbert continued his father’s work at Raglan on an epic scale, creating a magnificent new gatehouse and two great courts of sumptuous apartments.
The result? A fortress-palace and regal residence that boasted premium hospitality – with poet, Dafydd Llwyd, praising its ‘hundred rooms filled with festive fare, its hundred chimneys for men of high degree.’
To this day, Raglan’s majesty and grandiose is still evident for all to see. Just ask the thousands of visitors who pass through its doors year after year – among them, countless Cadw members, whose contributions support the protection and preservation of this awe-inspiring monument.
But don't just take our word for it — why not find out for yourself?
- Raglan Castle
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£8.70 per ticket|
|All children under 5||Free|
|Disabled and companion||Free|
|Family (admits 2 adults and up to 3 children)||£28.20 per ticket|
|Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans||£6.10 per ticket|
|Seniors (Aged 65+)||£8.10 per ticket|
*Cadw memberships prices
Adult (age 21-64) membership: £56.60 per year
Family membership: £53 per year
Joint membership: £75 per year
Senior Citizen (age 65+) membership: £45.00 per year
Student membership (valid photo ID required): £30.70 per year
Young person membership (age 18-20): £30.70 per year
Junior membership (age 5-17): £23.60
Blue Light Card holders receive 10% off admission (not available online)
- On-site light refreshments
- Children welcome
- Facilities for educational visits
- Guided tours for groups
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- School Trips
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
- 5 Food Standards Hygiene
|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
* Open daily from 9:30am to 5pm apart from the following dates, which operate different hours:
From: 1 July
Until: 31 August
Opening Hours: 9:30am to 6pm
From: 1 November
Until: 28 February
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January