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.

Annual Walking Festival

Chepstow Racecourse

Places to Stay in Chepstow


Events in and around Chepstow

Have a go at Archery

Have a Go Archery

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Jun 2018

Come and see the dogs

Fun Dog Show

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Beer and Balti night

Beer and Balti Racenight

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Have a go at Archery

Have a Go Archery

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul 2018

Beautiful Background of Caldicot Castle

Under Milk Wood

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Chepstow Town Market

Chepstow Town Market

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Find Chepstow

Places to Visit