Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Looming out of the cliffs on the banks of the River Wye, this mighty fortress is the oldest stone castle in Wales, and the 800 year old doors are the oldest in Europe. Any building of that age has a story and this is no exception; work began on the building of Chepstow castle in 1067 and since then it’s seen much development and was used as a prison during the Civil War.
Wander around the huge stone walls and the remains of the Great Hall at leisure, take in the tranquillity and the stunning location. Then head back into town for a browse around the shops and a bite to eat.
The castle is dog friendly and is open every day except over Christmas, but times vary throughout the year; if you go between 10.00am and 4.00pm you’ll be fine. There is quite a lively calendar, with music concerts, Easter Egg Hunts and a Living History Weekend being very popular.
All information correct at the time of writing.