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.

Chepstow is a Walkers are Welcome accredited town, with an annual Walking Festival in March.

Chepstow Map & Trails

Chepstow Racecourse

Places to Stay in Chepstow


Events in and around Chepstow



Mon 1 Jul - Sat 31 Aug 2019

Dubs at the Castle

Dubs at the Castle 2019

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

Chepstow Festival

Chepstow Festival

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Mathern Mill

Mathern Mill Open Day

Sun 21 Jul 2019

The Monmouthshire Games

The Monmouthshire Games

Mon 22 Jul - Fri 30 Aug 2019

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris

Tue 23 - Sat 27 Jul 2019

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