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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

York Room - from £89/night based on 2 sharing

Racecourse Guest House

Guest House with 8 rooms, £0 pppnb, £0 prpnb

Stoulgrove Country House

Stoulgrove Country House

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £110-£155 prpnb

Two Rivers by day

Two Rivers

Guest Accommodation with 23 rooms, £75-£90 prpnb

Mathern Palace

Mathern Palace

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100 prpnb

The Snug

The First Hurdle

Guest House with 12 rooms, £75 prpnb

Posh Backpackers twin or familly room

GreenMan Backpackers Ltd

Hostel with 6 bedspaces, £22-£80 pppnb, £65-£85 prpn

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The Three Tuns

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £85 prpnb

Broadrock

BroadRock

Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms, £95 prpnb

Beaufort Hotel, Chepstow

The Beaufort Hotel

Hotel with 25 rooms, £85 prpn, £50-£85 prpnb

 

Events in and around Chepstow

Christmas Trail

Christmas Trail

Sat 21 - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Welsh Grand National

Coral Welsh Grand National

Fri 27 Dec 2019

Christmas Trail

Christmas Trail

Fri 27 - Tue 31 Dec 2019

Christmas Trail

Christmas Trail

Thu 2 - Sun 5 Jan 2020

Walking in the Wye Valley

Chepstow Walking Festival 2020

Wed 15 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Things to see and do

Chepstow Racecourse & Conference Centre

Chepstow Racecourse

Each year Chepstow Racecourse will hold around 32 National Hunt and Flat race meetings. With a variety of weekday, weekend and evening fixtures throughout the year, there is something for everyone.

National Diving and Activity Centre

National Diving & Activity Centre

We offer the complete SCUBA diving package from beginners through to high end speciality diving courses for both the sport diver and recreational technical diver. Depths range from 1-82m making this the deepest inland dive site in the UK.

St Michaels Church

St Michaels Church

Whatever your faith , we welcome you to enjoy the tranquility of our church, a place of quiet reflection, where you join the many who have passed through it's doors over 13 centuries in fellowship and peace.

Chepstow Bridge

Chepstow Bridge - Old Wye Bridge

Chepstow Bridge is the World's largest iron arch road bridge from the first 50 years (1780-1830) of iron and steel construction.

View from Eagle's Nest

Celtic Trails - Wye Valley Walk

Celtic Trails want to give you the best walking holiday in Britain you can have. Your walking holiday will take you along the very best of National Trails and Long-Distance paths through Wales.

Wye Valley Meadery

Wye Valley Meadery

We are a small, family run company founded by two brothers and based in the beautiful Wye Valley, in the Welsh borders.

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle stretches out along a limestone cliff above the River Wye like a history lesson in stone.

Looking over Llanthony Priory

Celtic Trails Walking - Offas Dyke Path

This is one of the earliest National Trails, an ancient frontier earthwork marking the Welsh border. For the sheer scale, history and variety of towns encompassed along the route, this has to be one of Britain’s best.

View over the Wye Valley

Picturesque Wye Tour

The beauties of the Wye Valley were discovered for the first time at the close of the eighteenth century when it became fashionable to take a boat tour down the Wye Valley, to view its romantic sites and picturesque landscape.

Black Rock Lave Net Fishery

Black Rock Lave Net Heritage Fishery

The lave net fishermen of Black Rock promote the fishery as a heritage site and invite all to enjoy this last remaining welsh severn estuary salmon fishery which can be watched quite safely from the picnic site.

Chepstow Leisure Centre

Chepstow Leisure Centre

Visit Chepstow Leisure centre to swim, play sports, keep fit and more.

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church

The ruins of St. Mary's Church are on the hill above the Abbey Hotel and originally served the Parish of Chapel Hill at the southern end of Tintern.

Marriott St Pierre

St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club Golf

Marriott St. Pierre is built around a beautiful 14th Century Manor House set amidst 400 acres of tranquil parkland including two 18-hole golf courses.

Chepstow Museum

Chepstow Museum

Chepstow Museum reveals the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre.

Severnvale Equestrian Centre

Severnvale Equestrian Centre

Severnvale is British Horse Society Approved and carries out British Eventing Accredited training. It was selected by Horse & Hound’s Total Horse magazine, as one of the 10 best riding schools and training centres in the UK.

Black Rock Picnic Site

Black Rock Picnic Site

A great site to rest your legs offering panoramic views of the Severn Estuary and both Severn Bridge Crossings, it also offers parking if you wish to base yourself here.

Working at the brewery

Baa Brewing

Baa Brewing is the result of a collaboration amongst a group of friends with a shared passion for golf, business and quality beer. What better way to combine these passions than opening the first brewery in Chepstow for over 600 years?

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