to Monmouth and approximately sixteen miles west of Ross-on-Wye,
Raglan Castle was the last castle to be built in Wales and is
well worth a visit.
recent building of Raglan Castle began in 1435 but unlike Goodrich
and other local castles, its presence was more a statement of status
and wealth than of military power. In 1646, the castle was actually
forced into active service during one of the longest sieges of the
Civil War. At this time it fell to Cromwell's forces and suffered
at the hands of his demolition team.
at National Grid Reference: SO 41416 / 08303 is one of the best
preserved of it's period in the British Isles.