The wealthy Vaughan family built their courtyard manor house in about 1450 and lived there in comfort for many generations. The gatehouse leads through to an elegant courtyard, overlooked by a balcony walkway leading from the upstairs rooms. Many original features remain and the kitchen and great hall have recently been completely refurbished to give a flavour of what life for the family and servants would have been like in the 15th century. The 15th century style garden with its arbour and fruit trees is also worthy of a visit. Regular events at Tretower Court include ‘Sunday Best’ when re-enactors invite you to experience the preparation of 17th Century Sunday lunch; check the ‘What’s On’ calendar for dates.
Tretower Court & Castle, Tretower
Other things to do...
Guided mountain bike rides, bespoke routes & trails
Theatre in the centre of Abergavenny
Country Craft Narrowboats is located on the historic and scenic Monmouth & Brecon canal in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in south Wales.
The canal passes just a mile from Crickhowell, skirting the edge of Llangattock village on the opposite side of the River Usk. The canal is one of the most picturesque of the UK’s leisure waterways, flowing peacefully through stunning scenery and close to nature
Farrworld - cave diving training, caving, exploration, underwater survey, photography & caving equipment sales
Brecon’s centre for the arts and entertainment
Come and learn the traditional crafts of hand spinning and hand weaving in a day, using wool from our flock of Clun Forest and Zwartbles sheep
Although built for a wealthy family to live in comfort, Raglan Castle has many defensive features and is the ideal setting for lively games of knights and warriors.
Tretower Court & Castle, just 5 klms/3 miles north-west of Crickhowell, has been a site of occupation for 900 years. The older castle ruin stands in the grounds of the court, home to the influential Vaughan family
The World Heritage Site of Blaenavon, just a short drive from Crickhowell, was at the centre of many developments during the Industrial Revolution. The ironworks here, built in 1788, is one of the best preserved in the world
The wooded reserve of Cwm Claisfer is a mixture of commercial forestry with areas of high nature conservation interest
A wonderful small church hidden away in the hills with some surprises inside