Chepstow Castle
    Chepstow Castle
    Chepstow on the River Wye
    Chepstow Racecourse
    Chepstow Racecourse

Welcome to Chepstow

Chepstow - the entrance to Wales - is now the starting point for a walking route that runs along the country's entire coastline. The Wales Coast Path stretches some 870 miles from Chepstow to Queensferry in North Wales. Chepstow also has one of the earliest stone built castles in Britain.

Named Striguil in Norman times (from a Welsh word meaning bend in the river), by the 14th century it had its current name - from the Old English ceap/chepe meaning market, and stowe meaning place. In Welsh it's called Cas-Gwent, meaning castle of Gwent. Highlights include two self-guided heritage trails, Chepstow Racecourse - home of the Welsh Grand National - and a growing population of peregrine falcons on the river bank.

Things to do and places to visit in & around Chepstow

Accommodation in and around Chepstow

Ty Bryn Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £80-£85 prpnb, Monmouth, 01594 531330

Elegant B&B, stunning river views, a superb location in the heart of the Wye Valley, en-suite rooms, cosy sitting room, panoramic garden terrace and great home cooking; a perfect base for exploring the area or relaxing.

Spring Cottage

Visit Wales 5 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £475-£709 pupw sleeps 4, Monmouth, 07800548080

Restored character cottage in Wye Valley. Set within extensive woodlands and garden featuring two spacious bedrooms, kitchen, lounge with woodburner and studio/conservatory.

Goldings Hut Kingstone Brewery

Sawday'sAlternative Accommodation with 1 unit, £75-£90 pupn sleeps 2, Tintern, 01291 680111

There's nothing bitter about the mix of adventure and do-nothingness at this microbrewery's shepherd's hut for two.

The Lychgate

Visit Wales 5 Star Guest AccommodationGuest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £60-£90 prpnb, Chepstow, 01291 422378

Nestled between the wooded country park of Caldicot Castle and the historic Norman Church of St Mary The Virgin, The Lychgate provides the perfect setting for a relaxing stay in the heart of Monmouthshire.

Foxes Reach

Visit Wales 5 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £579-£1089 pupw sleeps 6, Chepstow, 01600 860341

Five star comfort. Hot tub. Sleeps 6 ,4 bedrooms. Flagged floors. Woodburner. Wonderful Touring & Walking Base,. Excellent cycling, walking, fishing & riding. Rural not isolated. Cosy for winter breaks. Close to Tintern Abbey. Pet friendly