Local Castles

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

Location: Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Chepstow Castle (Welsh: Cas-gwent), located in Chepstow, Monmouthshire in Wales, on top of cliffs overlooking the River Wye, is the oldest surviving stone fortification in Britain. It was built under the instruction of the Norman Lord William fitzOsbern, soon made Earl of Hereford, from 1067, and was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English-Welsh border in the Welsh Marches.

Text Source: Wikipedia - Photo by Bill Webb, Source: Wikimedia

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle

Location: Goodrich, Herefordshire

Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat. The castle was begun in the late 11th century, by the English thegn Godric who gave it his name. A generation later the splendidly preserved square keep which still forms its core was added, probably in the time of Richard 'Strongbow' de Clare, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Goodrich 1148-76.

Photo by Michael Eccles, Source: Wikimedia

Clearwell Castle

Clearwell Castle

Location: Clearwell, Gloucestershire

Clearwell Castle is a Magnificent Gothic Castle dating back to the crusades, set in the tranquil Royal Forest of Dean. Built just after the Crusades and remodeled in 1727 this splendid Gothic style castle offers an aura of grandness and serenity seldom found elsewhere, and is now one of Britain's premier Country Houses for marriages and wedding ceremonies.

Photo by Shaun Jackson, Source: Wikimedia

Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Castle

Location: Eastnor, Herefordshire

Eastnor Castle, in the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake - is the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family.