Take a drive out to Wales of course!
It was a day that we earmarked to explore the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire, but that was not to be due to the weather. What to do? Well we decided to drive to South Wales and explore.
It was a cold, overcast, and grey day but we were determined to make the most of it. This was how we came across Chepstow Castle.
This castle is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Located above cliffs on the River Wye, construction began in 1067 under the instruction of the Norman Lord William FitzOsbern. Considering its age it is in remarkably good condition and well cared for.
Below are some of the images we shot.
Something interesting that we found out is that not only is Chepstow Castle the oldest fortification in Britain, but it also contains the oldest original castle doors in the whole of Europe. They date back to no later than 1190 A.D.!
What started out as a cold miserable day turned into opportunity, and a very interesting one too !
We certainly enjoyed our day in Wales 🙂