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Castle:Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

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Castle, £4.60-£7.70

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Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

From Monday 9 November, non-essential businesses in Wales are able to open their doors again for those within Wales. Please contact the business before visiting to check opening hours and whether advance booking is required. Look out for businesses with the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry kite mark for assurance that the business is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing.

Address

Town Centre,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 5EY

Contact

Enquiries

Details

Due to Covid-19 the prices and opening times noted here may have changed. Please check the Cadw website for full details.

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Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle stretches out along a limestone cliff above the River Wye like a history lesson in stone.

There’s no better place in Britain to see how castles gradually evolved to cope with ever more destructive weaponry – and the grandiose ambitions of their owners. For more than six centuries Chepstow was home to some of the wealthiest and most powerful men of the medieval and Tudor ages.

Building was started in 1067 by Earl William fitz Osbern, close friend of William the Conqueror, making it one of the first Norman strongholds in Wales. In turn William Marshal (Earl of Pembroke), Roger Bigod (Earl of Norfolk) and Charles Somerset (Earl of Worcester) all made their mark before the castle declined after the Civil War.

magnates and power-brokers were constantly on the move. Chepstow was just one residence in their vast estates – an impressive shell into which they would bring their gold and silver vessels, rich silk and brightly painted furniture.

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 March 2020 - 30 June Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 July - 31 August Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm.
1 September - 31 October Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 November - 28 February 2021 Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Prices from April 2020 - March 2021:
Adult - £7.70
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £21.60
Seniors £6.10
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £4.60
Children under 5 - Free

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Directions

See location of Chepstow Castle (Cadw) on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: ST 534941  Lat: 51.64375 Long: -2.67483

M4 Eastbound Junction 23 or Westbound Junction 21 and take the M48; at Junction 2 take the A466 & A48 for Chepstow.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Chepstow station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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