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

Talk is part of Chepstow's 950 Anniversary

1067 and All That

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Historical Event

950th Anniversary

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Georgia Pope with Tutor

Dance Workshops

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Have a go at archery

Have a Go Archery

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Come and make some new furry friends

Zoo Day

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Green Gathering

Green Gathering 2017

Thu 3 - Sun 6 Aug 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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