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Longtown Castle

Llanwonog Ln, Longtown, Hereford HR2 0LE, UK

Old Ruins

About Longtown Castle

Longtown Castle was built in the 1180's by the Norman lord, Walter de Lacy, inside a rectangular earthen enclosure that may date to the Roman occupation of Britain. It was one of a series of fortifications built by the Warlords of the Border Marches to control the troublesome Welsh border and act as a base for Norman operations into Wales. By 1452 the castle seems to have been abandoned perhaps as a result of the Black Death.



Attractions near Longtown Castle

Abbey Dore6.33km from Longtown Castle

A majestic parish church which was one of the great Cistercian monasteries of England.  The abbey was founded in 1147 by monks from Morimond in France - the only daughter house ever founded by Morimond. The church was begun in 1175 and consecrated one century later.

Golden Valley8.04km from Longtown Castle

Golden Valley is a wild, untamed place, with Hay-on-Wye to the north and Pontrilas to the south. The name is a little misleading as in fact it is carved between two river valleys, the Dore and The Monnow, and the Black Mountains.  The valley stretches between the parishes of Dorstone, Peterchurch, Abbey Dore and Ewyas Harold in the southwest of the county of Herefordshire.  The area includes the electoral Wards of Golden Valley South and Golden Valley North.

River Dore8.1km from Longtown Castle

The river Dore is a tributary of the river Monnow, in Herefordshire, England. It rises on Cusop hill, at the foot of the Black mountains. It flows for 12 miles through the villages of Dorstone, Peterchurch, Vowchurch, Abbey Dore and Pontrilas, before reaching the Monnow near Llangua. The Monnow itself is a tributary which flows into the River Wye at Monmouth.

Kilpeck Church of St Mary and St David12.47km from Longtown Castle

Kilpeck Church is located in Herefordshire near the Welsh border.  It was home to the finest collection of Romanesque sculptures in England. It was built in about 1140 and has survived remarkably intact and unaltered to the present day. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.

Arthur's Stone13.94km from Longtown Castle

Arthur's Stone is an atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber made of great stone slabs, set in the hills above Herefordshire's Golden Valley. It is over 5,000 years old. Today only the large stones of the inner chamber remain, though these were once covered by a long earthen mound.

National Trust - The Weir Garden17.21km from Longtown Castle

The Weir is a riverside garden in the care of the National Trust and is bordered by the River Wye in Herefordshire. The riverside garden is left natural with many wildflowers in summer, snowdrops in winter and daffodils in spring. At the bottom of the garden, there’s a small woodland to explore and for those who love wildlife, seventy species of bird have been spotted here as well as the odd otter sighting.

Where is Longtown Castle

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Herefordshire57 attractions

Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council. It is bordered by Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire and Powys to the west.