White Castle

White Castle sits between Monmouth and Abergavenny. It is known as one of the “Three castles” With Grosmont and Skenfrith Castle. The White Castle gets it’s name from the whitewash that was once put up on the stone walls.

White Castle played an important role in the past as part of the Three Castles as for the greater part of their history, as they were under the control of a single lord.

It is believed that the White Castle was built in the 12th century, however there were earthworks before this dating back to Norman times.

The castle today sits in partial ruins, the outer walls and outer ward still stand, the floors are missing as are upper levels of the walls. The Bridge you see today spanning the moat isn’t original, it was rebuilt to make safe access for tourists.

The White Castle can be hard to find, but the easiest way to to get there is to go from Abergavenny along the B4521 and you will find it sign posted down some pretty narrow lanes. Once there there’s plenty of parking close by. Since the location of The White Castle is pretty remote, you can actually make a good day out visiting both Skenfrith Castle and Grosmont Castle on the same day.