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Chepstow castle - OK00BA
The first OpenCache in Wales.
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altitude Altitude: 9 m. ASL.
location Region: United Kingdom (UK) > East Wales
type Cache type: Traditional
size Size: Small
status Status: Archived
time Time required: 0:10 h    wayTo Distance to travel: n/a
hidden Date hidden: 16-01-2010
creation-date Date created: 16-01-2010
published-date Date published: 16-01-2010
last-mod Last modification: 17-10-2018
Found 6x Found
Not found 2x Not found
Note 0 notes
watchers 3 watchers
visits 7 visitors
votes 4 x rated
score Rated as: Average
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description Description EN

 It's about time Wales had its first OpenCache and this is it!

Chepstow castle is generally accepted to be the earliest stone-built castle still surviving in Britain. The Great Hall was started in 1067, the year after William the conqueror was crowned King of England. The castle building was planned by William FitzOsbern, the king's steward and master builder, who wielded power along the southern Welsh Marches.

The castle is owned by CADW and is well worth visiting at any time of the year. There is plenty of further information about its history, opening times and charges to be found on-line.

If you park in the lower car park, near the main castle entrance, you'll be a two minute stroll from the cache location. It's a 6" x 3" x 2" click-lock box with the usual few trinkets, logbook and pencil.

Pictures
Chepstow castle in winter sunshine.
View across the Wye to England.
Log entries: Found 6x Not found 2x Note 0x Photo 3x All entries Gallery