Chepstow Castle guards the entrance to the town, overlooking the River Wye, and is well worth visiting if you are in this area of south-east Wales. It meets all the criteria of a "proper" castle and will appeal to adults and children alike. What I found particularly interesting was that the development of the structure, over a period of 7 centuries, is clearly visible. Built in stone from its commencement in the 11th century, with the oldest surviving stone keep in Britain, through expansion in the 14th century, with walls stretching all along the ridge, followed by the building of the great hall and "D" tower in the curtain wall, it was in use right up to the 17th century.
Allow yourself plenty of time to walk through the castle and also look at the various exhibitions on view giving details of the castle and its development.
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