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.

Annual Walking Festival

Chepstow Racecourse

Places to Stay in Chepstow


Events in and around Chepstow

Racing at Chepstow

Spring Afternoon Racing

Tue 22 May 2018

Flat racing

Spring Flat Racing

Tue 22 May 2018

Welsh Perry & Cider Society Logo

Welsh Cider and Perry Festival 2018

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

© Crown copyright (2017) Cadw, Welsh Government


Sun 27 - Mon 28 May 2018

© Crown copyright (2017) Cadw, Welsh Government

Summer of Stories

Mon 28 May 2018

Summer of Stories

Summer of Stories

Tue 29 May 2018

Chepstow Castle

Castle Make and Take Day

Wed 30 May 2018

A food festival, in a castle!

Monmouthshire Food Festival 2018

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Find Chepstow

Places to Visit