History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The castle was granted to Sir William Herbert of Raglan, and through Herbert it eventually passed to the dukes of Beaufort. It was never rebuilt, however, and today is little more than an intriguing ruin.
Crickhowell is sometimes known as Ailsby's Castle, after a 13th century warder. The castle is set within a park in the centre of Crickhowell, a peaceful setting that seems at odds with the rather stark remains. The castle was sited above the River Usk on a major transportation route between Abergavenny and Brecon, a route followed by the Normans on their westward march into Wales.
About Crickhowell Castle
Address: Castle Road, Crickhowell, Powys, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: off A4077
OS: SO217 182
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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