Extensive remains of medieval town walls
Built by Norman lord Roger Bigod III between 1272 and 1278 at the same time as he was making improvements to the castle, Chepstow’s walls remain an impressive feature of today’s town. Standing up to 13ft/4m high, they originally stretched for almost three quarters of a mile from the west end of the castle all the way to the River Wye in the south, enclosing the medieval town, port and large open area of orchards and meadows.
Extensive sections of the wall still stand, along with the town gate and remains of several of the 10 semi-circular towers that stood at regular intervals.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January