The Chepstow Castle ruins in Monmouthshire, Wales, on top of cliffs overlooking the River Wye, is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Its construction was begun under the instruction of the Norman Lord William Fttzosbern, soon made Earl of Hereford, from 1067, and it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English-Welsh border in the Welsh Marches.

The Chepstow Castle ruins in Monmouthshire, Wales, on top of cliffs overlooking the River Wye, is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Its construction was begun under the instruction of the Norman Lord William Fttzosbern, soon made Earl of Hereford, from 1067, and it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English-Welsh border in the Welsh Marches.

Aisne, Picardy, France - Septmonts Castle was built in the 13th century by Jacques de Bazoches, Bishop of Soissons, as his summer residence. Later in the 17th century the Bishops of Soissons ceased to reside here, it was abandoned and fell to ruin.

Aisne, Picardy, France - Septmonts Castle was built in the 13th century by Jacques de Bazoches, Bishop of Soissons, as his summer residence. Later in the 17th century the Bishops of Soissons ceased to reside here, it was abandoned and fell to ruin.

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