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Virtual Tour of Raglan Castle

All photographs Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Map link for Raglan Castle

 

Above: a gargoyle from the gatehouse at Raglan Castle.

This page is the starting point for a virtual tour of Raglan Castle in south Wales. Raglan, begun c.1435, is regarded by many as one of the most handsome castles in all of Wales. Raglan also enjoys the distinction of being the last true medieval castle built in Great Britain. As such, the construction of Raglan marked the end of an era in castle-building, as lords and nobles abandoned their castles for the greater comforts of fortified manor houses and estates. The aerial photo below is a "clickable image map," which means that by clicking on different areas of the photograph you'll be taken to pages providing close-up details and explanations for that section of the castle. We also have a 17th-century drawing of Raglan set up as an image map as well. Much of the information for the tour comes from the Cadw guidebook for Raglan. All of the photographs used for these pagres were taken from our visit to the castle in May of 2006. Begin the tour by either clicking on a section of the photo below, or take the tour in order by selecting from the menu below the photo. To help you on with the tour, all of the individual sections have links to a ground plan for Raglan Castle, a link back to the clickable map, and a link to the main Raglan Castle page. Please note that the virtual tour describes only the principal features of Raglan and is not a historical survey. For a more complete history of the castle, please visit the main Raglan Castle page here at the Castles of Wales web site. Enjoy the tour!

Jeffrey L. Thomas
jltbalt1@verizon.net

 

Raglan Castle: Imagemap

Please select any section of the castle to begin.

 

Note: Because of the angle the photograph, the
Rear Gatehouse Range, the Chapel (both with interesting human-head corbels) and Office Wing are not available from the map, but can be accessed by using the menu below. In addition, the White Gate is not shown on the map, but can be reached by clicking on the front of the walkway leading to the castle. We also have a 17th-century drawing of Raglan set up as an image map as well.

 

 

Go to the main Raglan Castle page
View a ground plan of the castle
View of drawing of 17th-century Raglan Castle
Destruction: The Story of Raglan and the Civil War

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