SO 299-139 Monmouthshire Wales
Abergavenny Castle is an 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by Hamelin de Ballon. In the 12th century, the de Ballons, added a rectangular keep to the motte, founding the stone castle. In 1300, the bailey was divided and given a high curtain wall, flanked by square towers and a gatehouse. Slighted during the Civil War, the Marquis of Abergavenny crowned the motte, with a Regency hunting lodge in 1819. Visit pending. 8 miles north-east is White Castle and 10 miles south-east is Raglan Castle.
Abergavenny Castle is located in the town centre, off Castle Street. 15 miles west of Monmouth, on the B4233.
The site is freely accessible in daylight hours, the Regency hunting lodge museum is open daily, April to October Monday to Saturday 11:00-1:00pm and 2:00-5:00pm Sunday 2.00-5pm, November to March Monday to Saturday 11:00-1:00pm and 2:00 to 4:00pm.
There is a car park.