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. 

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Events in and around Chepstow

Newport County Raceday

Newport County Raceday

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Chepstow Races

Spring Jump Racing

Thu 22 Mar 2018

Max Boyce

Boyce In The Big Top

Fri 30 Mar 2018

Brother Thomas

Photography Time Capsule

Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018

Caldicot Castle

Easter & Castle Opening

Sun 1 Apr 2018

Grey Hill near Chepstow

Chepstow Annual Walking Festival 2018

Wed 4 - Sun 8 Apr 2018

Chepstow Races

Grand National Raceday

Sat 14 Apr 2018

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