Tretower Court and Castle
Set against the beautiful background of the Brecon Beacons, a visit to Tretower Court and Castle is a unique journey through history that dates back to Norman times. The great 13th century stone keep surmounts a small mound, the remains of Tretower's original earthwork castle built around 1100 to control a strategic route through the Black Mountains.
By the early fifteenth-century however the castle had been partially abandoned in favour of a new building. In the 1450s, Roger Vaughan began the transformation of this into the glorious house we now see before us, a fine example of a substantial late medieval country residence.
The painstaking restoration work programme at Tretower has included the renewal of the stone tile roofs and the replacement of timber screens on the ground floor of the west range. Colourful textiles, room furnishings and striking furniture designs complement the impressive Welsh gentry house.
Visitors can enjoy a colourful evocation of the house in the time of Sir Roger Vaughan as well as recreating the Court’s medieval garden. Tretower Court effectively evokes the gracious style of life enjoyed by the favoured few during the Middle Ages.
Season Dates and Opening Hours
|Fri 29 Mar 2013 - Thu 31 Oct 2013
||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00
|Fri 1 Nov 2013 - Mon 31 Mar 2014
||Fri - Sat 10:00 to 16:00 | Sun 11:00 to 16:00
||Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
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