Catching the eye of every traveller as they journey between Crickhowell and Talgarth these fascinating remains stand sentry at the southern entrance to Dyffryn Rhiangoll valley.
Immerse yourself in Welsh medieval life by visiting one of the best castles and finest late medieval houses in Wales. The elaborate castle, with its ornamental stonework was once a strong defensive building and a splendid home in one until it was succeeded by the Court.
How to get there
Bus – 400mtrs Tretower turn off A40 X43 www.travelinecymru.co.uk
1 April – 3 November – Daily 10am – 5pm
4 November – 31 March – Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 4pm Closed Sunday – Wednesday
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
Various admission fees. Children under 5 free
Toilets including for disabled
Accessibility: Mainly on level gradients, although the cobbled entrance may be unsuitable for wheelchair and buggy users. There is a side entrance which can be made available. Please contact to arrange or for more information.
What there is to do
see the fine 13th century three storey tower which has given the village its name;
admire how styles and tastes in grand buildings built to show wealth and status changed with time;
step inside a medieval court and know it was like to be one of its most honoured guests;
see what a table laid out for a sumptuous medieval feast looked like;
wander through the elaborate 14th and 15th century wings of the court, gatehouse and postern gate;
stroll among fragrant white roses in the recreated 15th century garden;
have fun in one of the many events.