The weather had changed for the worst overnight and any way we needed a bit of a rest after two days walking. We decided we would explore the Usk valley from Brecon to Abergavenny.
Our first stop was at Tretower to visit the magnificent Tretower Court and Castle. The site has two clear areas of focus. Firstly the castle which was built and developed for warfare and defence between the 11th and 13th century which reflects the unsettled nature of the early Middle Ages. Tretower Court which was built and developed during the 14th and 15th centuries demonstrates the transition from castle to domestic residence to reflect the more peaceful and settled times. Trewtower Court was one of the best examples we had seen of a medieval residence with its very clear and distinctive phases of development.
From Tretower we stopped at the small town of Crickhowell and despite the rain enjoyed a walk around this quaint town and down to the river with its impressive bridge.
We then carried on to Abergavenny, did some shopping and then returned back to base.