Notes on certain Castles of the Lower Wye Valley and Road Routes to them.
Raglan Castle. This majestic ruin is about equidistant from Monmouth and Abergavenny. A fortress was built here in Norman times, but the present remains date almost entirely from the fifteenth century. Its most notable features are the entrance gateway and the hexagonal Keep, the latter being generally known as " The Yellow Tower of Gwent."

Raglan Castle. From Hereford (26 m.) : via Monmouth. From Monmouth (8 m.) : cross Monnow Bridge and follow A48 to Raglan village ; there turn right, past post office and cross field to castle. Admission, 6d. ; closed Sunday mornings.
Goodrich Castle. This, the finest extant of the Herefordshire mediaeval castle ruins, is largely of Norman date. It was the last to hold out for King Charles during the Parliamentary Wars. The most striking feature is the massive square Keep.

Goodrich Castle. From Hereford (19 m.) : proceed to Ross, cross Wye ard turn left, and follow A48 to a little beyond Pencraig, where bear left at fork. Castle presently on left. From Monmouth (6 m.) : follow A48 in Ross direction to cross roads by Goodrich village : turn R. there, and in half a mile left by church, and keep left. Castle will be seen on right.
The Trilateral. This is the name given to a system of defences erected against the Welsh in the thirteenth century. It consisted of three castles—Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle. Grosmont Castle (near Pontrilas) is distinguished by a very elegant chimney-shaft. Skenfrith and White Castle, both situated between Ross and Abergavenny, have picturesque and imposing remains of drum towers.

The Trilateral. Route from Hereford (54 m.) : Wye Bridge, A465 to Pontrilas (turn L.), Kentchurch (turn R.), Grosmont (turn R. and R. in z m. and rejoin A465, then turn L.), Abergavenny (turn L. along B4233), Llanvapley, Llantilio Crossenny (turn L. just beyond), White Castle, junction with A4o (turn R.), Cross Ash, Skenfrith, Broad Oak, junction with B4232 (turn L.), Hereford.

The Trilateral. Route from Monmouth (44 m.) : cross Monnow Bridge, B4233, road-junction near Rockfield (turn L.), Llantilio Crossenny (turn R. just short of village), White Castle, Junction with A4o (turn L.), Llanvetherine, Abergavenny (turn R. along A465), Pontrilas (turn R.), Kentchurch (turn R. at approach), Grosmont (bear L.), junction with A40 (turn L.), Skenfrith, Broad Oak, junction with B4232 (turn R.), Monmouth.