South Wales Sights

Tretower Court

  • A479 Map It
  • Crickhowell
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

An extremely rare surviving example of a fortified medieval manor house, Tretower Court was built in the early 1300s and expanded in the 15th century. The atmospheric interior contains a large hall, which was probably used for public business, and a solar, a private space used for working and relaxing. Buildings such as these were huge status symbols in their day, as they combined the security of a castle with the luxury of a manor house. On the grounds are the ruins of an earlier Norman castle. Tretower Court, restored in the 1930s, is singposted from the idyllic village of Crickhowell, which is 5 miles northwest of Abergavenny.

Sight Information

Address:

A479, Crickhowell, NP8 1RF, Wales

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Phone:

01874-730279

Website: cadw.gov.wales

Sight Details:

  • £4.75
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Mar., Fri. and Sat. 10–4, Sun. 11–4; last admission 30 min before closing.

Published 08/18/2015

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