The Three Castles Walk is around 19 miles long. It is a circular route that is nice and easy to follow, and usually taken as a 2 or 3 days walking holiday.
The walk itself is of a comfortable level, which means it is perfect for weekend breaks, family walks, or beginners at long distance walking holidays.
If the children love Castles (or the grown-ups), then being able to visit the three Norman fortresses of Skenfrith, Grosmont and White Castle should
Located in south east Wales, near the thriving market town of Abergavenny, this single centre break has the lot. On a clear day you can see for miles. Spectacular views of the Welsh Marches, and great walking through woodland, and over rolling farmland. Evenings at the local Inn trying the local ales, ciders and wines.
Walk along this pretty little circular walking holiday route and delve into the history of the area. The Three Castles Walk takes you to White Castle, which is the best preserved of the three ruins and was founded around 1075. The welsh form of the name is Castell Gwyn, although the original name given was Llantilio Castle. It wasn’t until the 13th century that the name White Castle was given. Together with Skenfrith and Grosmont, these three castles provided an important strategic triangle which controlled the area. All three castles were royal castles. There is traceable evidence that a castle existed in Skenfrith around 1160. Whilst Grosmont Castle dates from around 1110.
The Three Castles Walk is based quite close to the Great British Walks offices, and we very much consider this walk as one of our local favourites. The staff have all walked the whole route, sat on the benches along the way to eat lunch, and had a refreshing drink at the pub at the end!
As a single centre holiday, you will stay at one accommodation for the duration of your holiday. All transfers each day are included in the cost of your walking holiday, along with all our usual lovely stuff. Holiday Pack, guide books, maps etc. We use great accommodation for this walk, and the hosts are super too.
Getting to the Three Castles Walk (or 3 Castles Walk), is easy. There are trains to Abergavenny, or you can park your car safely at the accommodation.
Great British Walks also offer longer walks in Wales that have castles along the way. The Offas Dyke Path and The Wye Valley Walk are local to us here, and both have Chepstow Castle at the start, plus many more along the routes. We have a great deal of experience with all our walks, but the local ones have a place in your heart! On the west coast of Wales, we offer The Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Ceredigion Coast Path walks. Inland, we offer The Glyndwrs Way. As always, if you don’t see what you are after, just contact us.
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