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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

Open Doors

Open Doors

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Open Doors

Open Doors

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Coffee!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Fri 29 Sep 2017

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Fri 29 Sep 2017

Hoggin the Bridge

Hoggin' the Bridge 2017

Sun 8 Oct 2017

FearFest-Evil

FearFest-Evil Live Horror Experience

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Oct 2017

A food festival, in a castle!

Monmouthshire Food Festival

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Oct 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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