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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.

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

Caldicot Castle Archery

Have A Go Archery

Fri 17 - Sun 19 May 2019

Caldicot Castle Archery

Have A Go Archery

Fri 24 - Sun 26 May 2019

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Summer of Stories

Tue 28 May 2019

Chepstow Castle

Castle Make and Take Day

Wed 29 May 2019

Summer of Stories

Summer of Stories

Wed 29 May 2019

Madness Racenight

Madness Racenight

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Gin & Jazz Raceday

Gin & Jazz Raceday

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Find Chepstow

Discover the Severn Bridge