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Caldicot Castle

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Caldicot Castle first came into existence shortly after 1086 Ad when the Norman conquerors recognised the importance of the location and built an initial fortification consisting of a Motte and two baileys. Over the next three centuries the fortifications were enhance and enlarged until Caldicot was one of the most impressive castles in Wales. Established by the Normans to dominate the surround lands it was a military bastion during the middle ages and was finally used as a Victorian Home. The history of the castle is full of intrigue and tragedy. During 1391 Thomas of Woodstock was kidnapped and murdered by agents of King Richard. The castle was then confiscated by the crown. After a long period of neglect the castle was partially restored by the Cobb family after they acquired it in 1885. It is now owned and managed by the local authority. It’s said to be extremely haunted. Ghostly monks, a wandering beggar boy, a troublesome poltergeist and even the spirit of Lady Alianore de Bohun are said to have been seen and felt by visitors to the castle.



Camping in the Forest Campsite
Bracelands Drive, Christchurch, Coleford
Gloucestershire, England, GL16 7NP
+44 (0)845 130 8224

Contact Details

  • Address: Church Road, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, NP26 4HW
  • GPS: 51.59313333,-2.742330556
  • Phone: 0044 (0)1291 420 241
  • Part of UK: Wales
  • Sat Nav Postcode: NP26 4HW
  • Entrance Fees: Free entry except for special event days
  • Disabled Access: Good - Ground level only
  • Visibility from Road: None

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