Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales.
Built: 1067-1300.
Condition: Mostly Intact.
Ownership / Access: Cadw.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Chepstow Castle (Welsh: Cas-gwent), located in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in Wales, on top of cliffs overlooking the River Wye, is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Its construction was begun under the instruction of the Norman Lord William fitzOsbern, soon made Earl of Hereford, from 1067, and it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English-Welsh border in the Welsh Marches. The castle ruins are Grade I listed as at 6 December 1950. Chepstow Castle is open to the public, and since 1984 has been in the care of Cadw, the Welsh government body with the responsibility for protecting, conserving and promoting the built heritage of Wales. There are special events held often in the castle and visitors are now able to walk along the battlements and into Martens Tower. The castle has been used for the filming of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary broadcast.

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