is located at National Grid Reference: SO 45766 / 20325, a little
over ten miles west of Ross-on-Wye and a short distance north of
Monmouth. If your interest is in castles, it is definitely worth
taking time out for a visit, however the castle is not as well preserved
as those which can be found at Goodrich
the tower on the outside, all of the castle now visible was built
by Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent between the years of 1219 and 1232.
Documentary evidence suggests however that there had been a previous
castle on the site since the time of the Norman Conquest and that
this had been removed to make way for the current fortress.
the thirteenth century, the round keep, which was probably the last
part of the castle to be built, would have been crowned by a wooden
fighting top with arrow loops to provide an effective, all round
field of fire.