Chepstow castle is one of Wales’ most accessible castles. It is perched high above the River Wye but runs parallel to the town that it dominates. The castle dates back to 1067 and became the key to controlling the unruly principality to the West. It has many points of interest including the immense Great Hall and Europe’s oldest castle gates ( probably). Parking is easy to find and cheap. Feel free to use any of the photos below.
View of the lower castle – gatehouse to the right
Entrance to the lower Bailey (above)
Above is the entrance from the Upper barbican
Great Hall above – begun in 1067
Above is the impressive Great Hall interior