Raglan Castle is a grandiose ruin close to the English border in Monmouthshire which must be considered amongst the finest such example in the country. The spectacularly unique gatehouse and colossal great keep ensures that Raglan is a worthy place to visit, an accomplishment in which it has undoubtedly been consistent since the fifteenth century. Described by Thomas Churchyard in 1587 as a ‘rare and noble sight’, Raglan enjoys a peculiar claim to fame in that it was the childhood home of the first Tudor king Henry VII, who was placed here as a four year old boy in 1461. He would grow up at Raglan, only departing at the age of fourteen when he was forced into exile with his uncle Jasper Tudor.
Wales’ finest Tudor castle plays host to an action-packed ‘Tudor Weekend’ at the end of the month, its historic grounds certain to be bustling with fifteenth and sixteenth century activity. The festivities will commence at 11am on Sunday 24th and continue the following day, a full Bank Holiday weekend of merriment and entertainment.
Events on the day will include;
- The chance to the colourful Court of Henry VII and his son Henry VIII
- An Informative Recreation of the Battle of Bosworth and the victory of Henry Tudor
- Booksigning with Nathen Amin, author of ‘Tudor Wales; A Guide’
- The chance to try on and explore Tudor costumes
- Refreshments from the local Tudor Brewery and a mouth watering hog roast stall hosted by a local butcher!
- A multitude of entertainment for the children including face painting, family Tudor trail and games
Don’t miss out on the chance to step into the world of the Tudors in the unrivalled childhood home of the first Tudor King of England. Entrance is only £4.50 for adults with a family ticket £13.50 (2 adults and all children 15 and under), under 5’s free and Concessions (Students, Over 60’s and children aged 5 to 15) are £3.40. English Heritage, Manx Heritage, Historic Scotland and Cadw memberships are eligible.