Fonmon Castle
Fonmon Castle
A 13th century medieval castle remodelled in the Georgian period to create a comfortable family home. Indeed, Fonmon is one of only a few castles in Wales to that are still used as dwellings today. The castle stands in attractive grounds, with a woodland area behind the house, and a walled garden featuring colourful borders, rare trees, and flowering shrubs.
The castle is centred on a rectangular stone keep built around 1200 by the St John family. Fonmon was enlarged with the addition of wings in the later medieval period. One surviving tower may date from that period. A tour of the castle takes in the hall, drawing room, kitchen, and library, and features wonderful Georgian decoration throughout, with extensive displays of fine furniture, porcelain, books, and artwork. The drawing room was once used as a meeting room by John Wesley, and the kitchen dates to about 1650.