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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

Six Nations

Six Nations Raceday

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Daffodil Wreath Workshop

Daffodil Wreath Workshop

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Gold Cup Lunch

Cheltenham Gold Cup Lunch

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Jump Racing at Chepstow

Spring Afternoon Racing

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Jump Racing at Chepstow

Spring Afternoon Racing

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Grand National Day

Grand National Raceday

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Children's Activity Event

Easter Trail

Sat 13 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Find Chepstow

Discover the Severn Bridge