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Tretower Court

Tretower Court

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Croeso Cynnes Cymreig
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £4.20-£6




01874 730279



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Sat 29 Oct Spooky Halloween Trail


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.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

23 March - 31 October 2016 Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm.
1 November 2016 - 31 March 2017 Wednesday to Friday - 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed Saturday - Tuesday. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Adult - £6.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £16.20
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.20
Children under 5 - Free



Plan route to Tretower Court and Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 185212  Lat: 51.88386 Long: -3.18449

A40 from Crickhowell towards Brecon, right onto the A479 (signed for Tretower) and left where signed it the village.
Bus 400m/430 yards, route no.X43, Brecon-Abergavenny
Bike NCN Route No.8 (8km/5mls)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Abergavenny station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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