The ruins of Usk Castle are tucked away above the medieval town of Usk, just a few minutes walk from the town centre.

Opening Times

*** Due to COVID-19 Usk Castle is Closed to the public until August 22nd after which it will be open by appointment only****

Usk Castle is open 10am until 5pm every day by appointment only except when a private event or function is booked – you can check our closed days here. Please email well in advance of your intended visit to arrange access and avoid disappointment.

We also host private and community events. Please check our events calendar before you visit.

There is a large visitors car park with a map to assist you with your visit. 

Please call  01291 672 563 in advance to: 

  • Arrange access for people with mobility issues
  • Organise a large group to visit
  • Discuss hire of the grounds for a wedding, photoshoot or event
Castle Entrance

Entrance Fee

Usk Castle is a family home which is privately owned and maintained. We politely request a donation towards the upkeep of the castle for future generations of visitors to enjoy.

Please visit the kiosk and place a pebble in the bowl on your arrival so we can track visitor numbers.

Click Find Us for a map and directions to the castle.

Castle House


Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Don’t forget your leads and mess bags!

Chickens have free range of the castle – please don’t pick them up – they may contain eggs!

"Shut this gate" sign

Access and Risk

Visitors go at their own risk.

The Castle House and garden are a private family home and only open to the public on a few weekends a year. You are free to explore the Inner ward and grounds, but please respect areas marked ‘Private’.

The Castle has areas with steep steps and narrow walk-ways. In some areas there are low doorways and the floor can be uneven and slippery when wet.

What our visitors say…

‘Beautiful place…’

Usk castle is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been fortunate enough to visit, the openness and warmth shown to me and my friends by the owners was amazing and the knowledge of the heritage of the castle is outstanding


What an absolutely stunning venue. in beautiful Usk
Historical, peaceful and tranquil gardens- perfect for young and old, Tastfully restored, ethically progressive and family owned- my family love this charming place in all seasons.

‘Escape from Reality…’

Absolutely wonderful place and a real escape from reality. I went with friends and their kids and we all thought this was a lovely day out for the whole family.


Racked away, hidden gem and fascinating place