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 Museum

Chepstow Racecourse

Places to Stay in Chepstow


Events in and around Chepstow

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Open Doors

Open Doors - Chepstow Castle

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Have a go at Archery

Have a Go Archery

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Oct 2018


Poems & Pints Evening

Sat 6 Oct 2018

Spooky Halloween Trail

Spooky Halloween Trail

Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Jump Racing at Chepstow

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Find Chepstow

Places to Visit