Penyard Castle, Penyard Park

Penyard Castle, Penyard Park, Weston-under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7QA

The ruins scheduled as Penyard Castle are situated 1.5 miles south-east of Ross-on-Wye located across land managed by the Forestry Commission and land in private ownership. The ruins date back to the 14th century as a castle in the hands of the Talbot family that was believed to have been destroyed in the late 17th century. The ruins of the only surviving building are thought to be Medieval in part, possibly a part of the original castle's domestic ranges. The small surviving building has been extensively adapted using masonry recycled from the original castle and was inhabited until the early part of the 20th century. It is aligned north-south with gable walls at each end linked by walls on the east and west sides with a small ruined extension extending outwards on the east side.

Opening Arrangements

The castle and surrounding woods are open to the public under the CROW (Countryside and Rights of Way Act). They are free to access during daylight hours 365 days per year.

Parking Spaces


Access on foot from Ross on Wye via Fernbank Road or on foot from Church Lane, Weston under Penyard