Raglan Castle (Wales)
Monmouthshire See list of castles in Galles
The noble castle of Raglan is undoubtedly the finest late medieval fortress in Britain and stands at the south-eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
In large part the creation of more peaceful Middle Ages, Raglan door at the end of the great chapter of the castle-palace in the history of Wales, and is as much a statement of wealth and social aspiration of military power. It was begun in 1435 by the influential Sir William ap Thomas, who raised the mighty Torre Grande. His son William Herbert continued the great work in the same sumptuous vein, creating a sumptuous, richly embellished with palace apartments of formal status and Great Gate. Yet beautiful Raglan was challenging, it suffered one of the longest sieges of the civil war.
The fifteenth-century castle, has recently unveiled a new environmentally friendly visitor center, designed to lend to its historic setting and boasts a well-stocked gift shop. A new pilot project that uses Bluetooth technology to send audio files to mobile phones of visitors is also currently in progress at Raglan Castle, as part of the ongoing commitment by Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly Government, to improve ' heritage interpretation at its sites.