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Spring History Day 2024

Sat 30th March 10am - 1pm.  Usk Memorial Hall, Maryport Street, Usk.

£5 for Usk Castle Friends, £7.50 for non-members.

Medieval Women, Mysticism, Anchoresses.  Talks from an expert team from Swansea University followed by a discussion. Tea and Coffee.


Information Board at Castle

Visitors to Usk Castle will be able to learn a lot more about the Castle and the surrounding area, following the recent installation of a new information board.

The board, which was commissioned to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, depicts the places of interest that can be seen from the castle, and adds a timeline of the castle's history.

'I think it's fantastic,' said Henry Humphries, whose family has lived at the castle for a century. 'Usk Castle Friends, who support us in so many ways, kindly put all the effort and the money into helping design and create this excellent addition which replaces an old information board. It makes the castle's history easy to follow and means visitors will leave with a better understanding of what Usk Castle is all about.'

The boards was designed and created by David Evans and Sher McCabe-Finlayson of Platform One in Monmouth, with help from Stella Collard, Treasurer of Usk Castle Friends.

'We feel very privileged to have done this work,' said David. 'We really enjoy doing this sort of interpretative work, and hope castle visitors will spend a lot of time enjoying adding to their knowledge of this magical place.'

The timeline which comprises the lower part of the board was written on parchment by Stella. David then scanned it in sections, rejoined the pieces, and dropped them into place on the already-created artwork showing the view from the castle green.

'We were delighted to be able to support this excellent addition to the castle's visitor facilities,' said Elizabeth Baker, Chair of Usk Castle Friends. 'It is particularly satisfying that it also marks the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. We run events throughout the year to raise awareness of the castle, so it's really worthwhile that, when visitors do arrive at the castle, they will now be able to make more of their visit.'