Raglan Castle by Roo Williams

Raglan Castle

Late-medieval Raglan Castle (Monmouthshire, Wales) with its great-angular towers and Tudor styling, is unlike any other. The early modern additions to the castle by the Herberts and Somersets created a luxurious fortified castle built for show, rather than battle in mind. After the Restoration of Charles II, the Somersets declined to restore the castle and it became a romantic ruin. Raglan remains close to my heart, playing a vital part of my children's childhood clambering over the old stones. Their laughter echoing through the derelict walls. Taking this image of the pitched stone court and fountain court I wanted to project the romanticism and exoticism of this ruin against the well-travelled blue sky.