On the weekend we visited Chepstow Castle, we have really been enjoying our castle adventures lately and often go across to Wales from Bristol to see a different one. There are so many castles within a 45 min drive so we are incredibly lucky. I actually managed to forget my camera for this day trip which was incredibly annoying so all the photographs below were taken on my iphone.
We stop in Chepstow for breakfast regularly but have never been inside the castle before. Neither of us realised what an enormous structure it actually is and were blown away by the sheer scale of the building, it’s magnificent. The castle stands on top of cliffs overlooking the River Wye and is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Its construction begun under the instruction of a Norman Lord. It was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English–Welsh border.
Once inside the keep there were so many places to explore and it is a magical space to walk around and take in the atmosphere. I like to run my hands along the cold stone walls and just imagine what would have been. I love history and so does Mr T so this is the perfect day out for us. Our passion for history is also rubbing off on Rose as she is always chattering away and asking when we can go to the castle.
Definitely give it a visit if you are in the vicinity and I can also recommend the nearby Weatherspoons for a full cooked breakfast at £2.99 how on earth do they do it!