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WHITE CASTLE - LLANTILIO CROSSENNY
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White Castle, Herefordshire is situated at National Grid Reference SO 37942 / 16777 in Llantilio Crossenny, approximately 16 miles west of Ross-on-Wye. Along with Skenfrith and Grosmont Castles, White Castle was built to protect the routes of communication between Herefordshire and Wales. Originally called Llantilio Castle, the name 'White Castle' or 'Castell Gwyn' in its Welsh form refers to its white rendering, some of which is still visible on the exterior walls.

The inner ward is largely of 12th Century construction and is surrounded by a moat whilst the outer ward and gate house were added during the 13th Century and are encompassed by a dry ditch.

The River Wye near Redbrook.
White Castle.
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White Castle - the outer gatehouse.
Whitecastle, Monmouthshire
White Castle - an arrow loop situated in the outer gatehouse.
Whitecastle, Monmouthshire
White Castle - a view from the outer enclosures.
Whitecastle, Monmouthshire
White Castle - a view of the 12th Century curtain wall and moat.
Whitecastle, Monmouthshire
White Castle - a view through the inner gatehouse.
Whitecastle, Monmouthshire
Looking towards the site of the keep from the top of the inner gatehouse.
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A view of the site of the brewhouse oven from the top of the inner gatehouse.
Whitecastle, Monmouthshire
The inner ward, including the well from the top of the inner gatehouse.
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A view through the original entrance, looking out.
Whitecastle, Monmouthshire
A view through the original entrance, looking in.

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