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

Oakgrove Holiday Cottage

Visit Wales 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £350-£500 pupw sleeps 2, Chepstow, 01291 689241

Overlooking the River Wye with splendid views of the valley, Oakgrove holiday cottage boasts an envious position in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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.

Highlands Cottage

Visit Wales 4 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £300-£380 pupw sleeps 4, Monmouth, 01600 860737

Charming converted stone stables. Set in an orchard, with stunning views. Close to the River Wye, Monmouth and numerous beautiful walks from the door

Hidden Valley Yurts

Alternative Accommodation with 5 units, £340-£565 pupw sleeps 5-7, Chepstow, 01600 860723

Pack your bags, gather your family and friends and come glamping on a yurt holiday at Hidden Valley Yurts. The perfect peaceful destination in a beautiful secluded Welsh valley.

Tintern Abbey Cottage

Visit Wales 5 Star Self-cateringSelf-catering with 1 unit, £589 pupw sleeps 6, Chepstow, 01600 860341

Directly opposite Tintern Abbey sleeps 6 in 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, facilities including whirlpool bath, range cooker, 37" TV , WiFi , IPod docks. Strolling distance of pubs and eateries , Wye Valley Walk from the doorstep. Pet friendly.