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Tretower Castle

3 miles North-West of Chrickhowell, off A479  Built by a Norman knight named Picard, it was taken by the Welsh in 1233 but became English when the uprising was crushed.  Seized again during an uprising in 1322, it was back in English hands in 1403. In the 14th century a manor house had been added and in the 15th century the Vaughan's rebuilt this with Tretower Court becoming the lord's residence. It was the residence of the Vaughan family until 1783.  Now the buildings are well preserved, with some reconstruction. more information
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