Building on the success of the 600th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Agincourt in 2015, a new Trail has been developed to mark Agincourt connections with Breconshire, Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean. The Agincourt Wales Trail links eight locations across the region, telling the stories of the people and places that played a role in the famous battle.
The Agincourt 600 Commemorative Fund has worked with the Woodland Trust to plant trees at many of the locations. These will provide a permanent memorial that will grow and develop as the years go by. For the first time, the Trail brings together fascinating sites and locations throughout the region connected with the Agincourt story, making it easy for visitors to learn more about this important chapter in our history.
In addition to the tree plantings, you can find panels providing information on local links with the Battle of Agincourt and a source of online information at the following locations:
Abergavenny – Abbott’s Garden, St Mary’s Priory Church
Brecon – The Promenade
Caldicot – Caldicot Castle
Monmouth – Monmouth Castle (Cadw)
Raglan – Raglan Castle (Cadw)
St Briavels –The Tump oppositeSt Briavels Castle
Trecastle – Trecastle Village Hall
Tretower – Tretower Court and Castle (Cadw)
Development of the Trail has been made possible by support from the Agincourt 600 Commemorative Fund and co-ordinated by the Agincourt Wales 600 Legacy Group.
Sir Trefor Morris, Chair, Agincourt 600 Wales Legacy Group said: ‘The funding enables us to gather local community stories with links to significant people and places associated with the Agincourt story but also to put this in context with this period in Welsh history in the first half of the 15th century and the lead up to the War of the Roses. The Agincourt Trail enables the general public to travel from place to place to learn more about the area’s fascinating heritage.’
John Tucker, DirectorWoodland Creation, Woodland Trust commented: ‘We have been working closely with Agincourt 600 Wales Legacy as they developed an Agincourt Trail this winter. Trees are being planted by the Woodland Trust at sites across the region associated with the Agincourt story.’
Saturday 13th February 2016: Longbowmen in period costume gather outside YHA St Briavels Castle for a tree planting service to mark the opening of The Agincourt Wales 600 trail.