Chepstow Castle

Cornwall Photographic

I spent last week, amongst other things, visiting castles in Wales.  My weekend in Scotland a few weeks ago allowed me to visit some very interesting Castles.  You can see those here and here.  It got me interested once more in medieval history and the fabulous castles that were built at that time. I stayed last week with my friend Poppy and her husband, in Worcestershire. Wales is just a short drive away and the border with England is littered with castles.  I had a fantastic week and enjoyed being a tourist, visiting these places, many for the first time.

This post is all about Chepstow Castle.  Chepstow is a Norman castle perched high above the banks of the river Wye in southeast Wales. Construction began at Chepstow in 1067, less than a year after William the Conqueror was crowned King of England. William employed his loyal Norman lord…

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