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4. Tretower Court and Castle, the Black Mountains

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Tretower Court and Castle, the Black Mountains

Rising out of the valley floor, dominating the view from both the A40 and the A479 mountain road, the solid round tower of the castle and court at Tretower, ten miles south east of Brecon, was built to guard the pass.
 
The bleak, thirteenth century round tower replaced an earlier Norman fortification, and in the late fourteenth century was supplemented by a comparatively luxurious manor house, which was expanded over ensuing years.
 
An enjoyable audioguide tour takes you around an open-air gallery and wall walk, and explains late medieval building methods using the exposed plaster and beams where work is still under way.   
 
There is also a recreated fifteenth-century garden, and facilities include parking, toilets and a shop.

Tretower Court and Castle Address:
Tretower
Crickhowell
Powys, NP8 2RF  
Wales, UK

Tretower Court and Castle Opening Times:
Spring & Summer

1st April– 30th September, 10.00am – 5.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays  
 
Autumn
1st – 31st October, 9.00am – 4.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays 
 
Winter
1st November – 20th March following year, closed
 
Further Information:
Most sites are closed 24th to 26th December and 1st January
Full details are available from Cadw Site Operations Unit, +44 (0)1443 336000
Last admission to all sites is thirty minutes before closing

Tretower Court and Castle Admission:
Please note that Tretower Court and Castle are closed on Mondays
Adult £2.90
Concession £2.50
Family £8.30

Audio tour included in admission charge.

T  +44 (0)1874 730279

W  Tretower Castle 

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