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What we see today at Skenfrith Castle was constructed by another Norman lord, Hubert de Burgh, a structure composed of a four-sided curtain wall (with its towers) and the fascinating round keep which dominates the interior.
Today, the best-preserved portion of Skenfrith's moat is located on the eastern face of the castle, farthest from the parking area, which can be reached from outside the castle.
Skenfrith's charm is its round keep, which immediately grasps your attention as you cross the footbridge and through the main gateway.
Skenfrith Castle, Herefordshire is located at National Grid Reference: SO 45766 / 20325, a little over ten miles west of Ross-on-Wye and a short distance north of Monmouth.
If your interest is in castles, it is definitely worth taking time out for a visit, however the castle is not as well preserved as those which can be found at Goodrich or Raglan.
The top eight show the castle as it is, however the bottom two were taken for 'artistic effect' (artistic words for 'trial and error') using an Olympus E-10 camera, 62 mm polarizing filter, exposure 1/640 second at f:11.
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