A rainy day in Wales

What to do on a rainy day in the English countryside?

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.

 

 

Not many visitors early on a rainy day! (Jaunine – Nikon D800)

 

The river Wye can be seen beyond the castle walls. (Jaunine – Nikon D800)

 

Look there! (Nikon D750)

 

 

Not sure what this was intended for, but it must have been small! (Nikon D750)

 

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.!

 

The oldest castle doors in Europe. (Jaunine – Nikon D800)

 

 

 

 

 

What started out as a cold miserable day turned into opportunity, and a very interesting one too !

We certainly enjoyed our day in Wales  🙂

 

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  1 comment for “A rainy day in Wales

  1. Jaunine
    November 27, 2018 at 17:41

    Interesting, and VERY cold !

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