Following the announcement of a short ‘firebreak’ lockdown by the Welsh Government as of 6pm on Friday 23 October, all Cadw staffed and unstaffed sites will be closed until further notice.
Until we can welcome you back in person, you can visit us virtually through our Open Doors Online 3D tours. All you’ll need is a mobile phone or a desk-top computer — of if you have a VR head-set you can be fully-immersed inside your selected adventure.
Diolch and we hope to see you again soon.
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.