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

Easter at Chepstow Museum

Eggs-traordinary Egg Hunt!

Tue 9 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Children's Activity Event

Easter Trail

Sat 13 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Caldicot Castle Archery

Have A Go Archery

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

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Sat 20 - Sun 21 Apr 2019

Easter Family Day

Easter Family Raceday

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Grey Hill near Chepstow

Chepstow Walking Festival 2019

Wed 24 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Medieval Falconry

Medieval Falconry

Sat 4 - Sun 5 May 2019

The Greatest Knight

The Greatest Knight

Sat 4 - Mon 6 May 2019

Find Chepstow

Discover the Severn Bridge