Castles of Wales
Chepstow which is a Norman castle was constructed beginning in 1067. This was less than a year after the new king, William the Conqueror, was crowned.
It was built high over the river Wye in Southeast Wales.
The Normanís werenít the first to realize the strategic value of this position. We know this because the arch above the main doorway into the hall was built by bricks taken from a Roman
showed first 75 words of 1544 total
showed last 75 words of 1544 total
ruins of the fortified settlement. It had over 34 plots of land several building are still visible too.
Because of the horrible destruction done to this castle we donít know a lot about it, but I think itís amazing that it being a pretty weak castle could withstand an attack for over two weeks. So this is the one that catches my attention the most. You just have to wonder.