Monmouth Castle

Monmouth castle is tucked away in a lane off Monmout’s main shopping street.

Strategically located at crossings of the River Wye and River Monnow, only a few fragments – ruins of the 12th-century Great Tower and 13th-century hall – remain of this once-important castle.

It was founded in the 11th century by Norman lord William fitz Osbern, and by the mid-14th century was in the hands of Henry of Grosmont, who modified the tower with large decorated windows whose outline can still be seen in the east wall.

The most notable event in the tower’s history occurred on 16 September 1386, when King Henry V of Battle of Agincourt fame was born here, an occasion commemorated at Monmouth’s Agincourt Square.

Monmouth Castle

Monmouth Castle

Monmouth Castle & Garden of Remembrance

Hidden behind the castle is a secret Garden of Remembrance to all Reservists in Wales who have served Queen (and now King) and Country for the past 100 years.

Garden of Remembrance


10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 14th 2023

10 Responses to “Monmouth Castle”

  1. Ayush says:

    i like the remains of this structure, CP. the window must have been impressive.

  2. Rolf Norfolk says:

    Used to be our local castle. Love it.

  3. Sean Jeating says:

    Thank you for making a nice reunion possible after many years. ;-)

  4. A lovely castle and one I’ve never visited. You get to some interesting places Cherie.

  5. I need to explore Wales more!
    Too many hidden gems out there.

    • CherryPie says:

      Wales is a wonderful place to visit. it is a shame that I can’t encourage Mr C to visit more often.

      When I was younger we often visited as a family :-)