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Penrhos Castle
SO 410-132 Monmouthshire Wales

Penrhos Castle Penrhos Castle is a medieval earthwork motte and bailey fortress, possibly founded by John de Monmouth. The low motte encased by a ditch, stands on level ground and is defended by a powerful counterscarp bank and double wet ditches. The bailey with its surrounding ditch, is also defended by a northern counterscarp bank and double wet ditches. In 1248-52 in a private quarrel, William de Cantalupe, lord of Abergavenny probably dismantled the castle. 4 miles south is Raglan Castle and 8 miles west is Abergavenny Castle.

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Penrhos Castle is located at Penrhôs Farm, south of the B4233. 7 miles west of Monmouth, on the B4233.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Click here for castle pictures Penrhos Castle Picture 1Penrhos Castle Picture 2Penrhos Castle Picture 3 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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