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Kinnersley Castle


Kinnersley Castle was one of the many Marches castles sited by the Normans along the Welsh border. As seen today it is mainly the remodelled Elizabethan manor house of the Vaughan family, which houses various fine oak panelled rooms and the original 1588 plasterwork ceiling of the Solar. The Castle has changed hands numerous times in its long, interesting life, and many families have made their own particular marks.

There are roughly 8 acres of grounds containing some remarkable yew hedges, a walled kitchen garden and one of the largest Ginkgo Biloba trees in the country. All of the land is organic and Soil Assosiation registered.

Next to the Castle the Norman Church is also of historical interest having an unusual 13th century tower, wall paintings designed by Bodley and containing the significant Smallman monument of 1633.

General Information:

  • Group tours by arrangement
  • Refreshments by arrangement

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Kinnersley is a small rural village situated on the Leominster to Brecon road (A112). It should not be confused with villages of the same name in both Shropshire and Worcestershire.

14 miles from Hereford. Hay-on-Wye and The Black Mountains are nearby. The nearest station is Hereford which has a good supply of taxis, there is also a limited bus service from Hereford to Kington which stops about 2 miles from Kinnersley at Sarnesfield Oak.

Kinnersley Castle Postcode for SatNav: HR3 6QF


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