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Skenfrith Castle

Skenfrith NP7 8UH, Wales
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Nice village

Second of the three castles for us. A bit more rundown than whitrecastle and less explanations... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ludo-Owen
,
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
via mobile
Great Family Time.

This Castle boasts History dating back to the 1100. The Castle and ground surrounding are an ideal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BrummieTroutMan
,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good52%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (33 reviews)
“worth a visit” (9 reviews)
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Skenfrith NP7 8UH, Wales
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"the river"
in 33 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"national trust"
in 5 reviews
"across the road"
in 4 reviews
"welsh border"
in 2 reviews
"without charge"
in 2 reviews
"perfect picnic spot"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"round tower"
in 2 reviews
"free entry"
in 3 reviews
"information boards"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"bell hotel"
in 2 reviews
"ruin"
in 19 reviews
"castle"
in 64 reviews
"pub"
in 4 reviews
"field"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Second of the three castles for us. A bit more rundown than whitrecastle and less explanations provided. But the village was the best of the 3.

Thank Ludo-Owen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Castle boasts History dating back to the 1100. The Castle and ground surrounding are an ideal location to spend quality time with friend and family. Local tea room with exceptionally friendly staff. We took picnic but spent more time than anticipated. Really safe location...More

Thank BrummieTroutMan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a previous reviewer says, not as good as Grosmont (Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle make up a group of three that can be visited in a day). However, still a good set of decent ruins. A small doorway leads down to the river with...More

Thank Clivel_98
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited Skenfrith Castle as the second of out 3-castle trip, after visiting Grosmont Castle - so we found it a little underwelming. However, its still an interesting and historically important castle - just not as impressive as either Grosmont or White Castles. Lots of...More

Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Pick up a kids’ hunt activity from The Bell and have a wander around the castle and church. Good way to work up an appetite for lunch.

Thank Redpaice
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

What a lovely old ruin to visit....standing next to the bridge and guarding the river crossing....it is a wonderful place for kids to learn about wales and the castles.

Thank Andy K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

My 11-yr-old grand-daughter is doing a school project on medieval castles and my son decided to take her to see the White Castle in the Welsh Marches, where there are many examples. I was asked to come along too, as a castle enthusiast! En route...More

Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I love the colours of the fields, and the trees that surround them. The cool quietness of the river that runs through them. I love remembering swimming in that river as a child, and the map of the world that I bought and took home...More

Thank Newinnman
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

A perfect picnic spot for a glorious sunny afternoon - try the field next to the castle car park , with a view of the lovely Norman church and the splash of the river Monnow yards away. Grab some picnic food from Waitrose in Monmouth...More

Thank roathbuoy
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited with the family on a really sunny day. The ruins are managed by the National Trust but are open to allcomers without charge. There is a little snack bar opposite and a local pub, The Bell, which serves meals and has a great beer...More

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