Port Wall

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Section of the surviving Port Wall alongside the A48

Chepstow Port wall was built in the 13th century to protect the parts of Chepstow that were not surrounded by water. As a "port" wall, not just a mere wall, taxes and customs duties were levied on goods coming in and out of the town. Much of the portwall still exists and is a very impressive example of it's type. There were originally around a dozen large towers and entry was gained through the Town Gate.

Good vantage points include the main car park (off Welsh Street, above the castle), the main A48 and the Railway Station area.

 

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