Monmouth Castle
Monmouth Castle
Monmouth Castle was built between 1067-71 by William fitz Osbern, but its most famous moment in history came in 1387 (the exact date is uncertain), when the future Henry V was born here. A 12th century tower and 13th century great hall are the best surviving features, in addition to short sections of the castle walls.
The castle was partially destroyed in 1647, and a residence known as Great Castle House was built on the site in 1672-3. Great Castle House is now home to Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, and there is a regimental museum.

A small section of the museum records the early defenses of Monmouth and its castle. Also on the site is a recreated medieval courtyard garden with herbs, the 'King's Garden'. The castle remains are roughly oval, about 140 metres long and 90 metes wide, with steep cliffs to one side