Welsh Dragon

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.

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Events in and around Chepstow

Welsh Perry & Cider Society Logo

Welsh Cider and Perry Festival 2017

Fri 26 - Mon 29 May 2017

Dare to meet Dwynwen

Dare to meet Dwynwen

Mon 29 May - Sun 11 Jun 2017

© Crown copyright (2017) Cadw, Welsh Government

Summer of Stories

Mon 29 May 2017

Children's Afternoon Tea

Children's Afternoon Tea

Tue 30 May - Fri 2 Jun 2017

© Crown copyright (2017) Cadw, Welsh Government

Summer of Stories

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Fishing at Black Rock

Watch the Lave Net Fishermen

Tue 6 - Thu 29 Jun 2017

Chepstow, the Wye Valley Gateway
View of Eagles Nest Take a Walk from Chepstow
Chepstow Castle from the Sky Visit Chepstow Castle
Chepstow Racecourse Take in a race at Chepstow Racecourse

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