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Welcome to Chepstow

Chepstow, situated in the lower Wye Valley, offers a scenic entrance to Wales. Visit the magnificent Chepstow Castle, which towers over the cliffsides of the river Wye, and then learn more of the history of the town and the Wye Valley at Chepstow Museum. Other highlights include Chepstow Racecourse, the nearby National Diving Centre and peregrine falcons on the river. 

Chepstow is a town that's perfect for walking, with many Long Distance trails starting here, including the Wye Valley Walk, the Offa's Dyke National Trail & the Wales Coast Path. You can truly walk around the whole of Wales, starting (and finishing) in Chepstow's South East corner. Chepstow is a Walkers are Welcome accredited town, with an annual Walking Festival in March.

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. 

Chepstow Map & Trails

Chepstow Racecourse

Places to Stay in Chepstow

The First Hurdle

The First Hurdle Guest House provides Bed & Breakfast in Chepstow combining the comforts of home with a friendly and professional service.

Guest House with 12 rooms, £75 prpnb

GreenMan Backpackers Ltd

Hostel / hotel in Chepstow town centre, catering to backpackers, families, tourists who want a bit of luxury. You choose, family, en suite or dormitory rooms.

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

The Three Tuns

The Three Tuns is a 16th Century Inn located next to the Castle in the historical town of Chepstow. The rooms have been recently renovated with an abundance of charm and character.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £85 prpnb

The Beaufort Hotel

16C inn in the heart of Chepstow. Excellent food (AA rosette) both restaurant and bar meals, popular bar.

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

Two Rivers

The Two Rivers is a newly built 23 bedroom lodge style accommodation. Situated on the A48 within minutes of the M48, the Two Rivers is an ideal location for the business or leisure guest. Enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms bar and restaurant.

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

Events in and around Chepstow

Things to see and do

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

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

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.

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.

Jam Making

Get in touch to find out about our fantastic jam making courses.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Mari Lwyd Artwork Exhibition

This exhibition brings together artwork from artists throughout the UK and beyond whose work features the Mari Lwyd in some way or the mythic world from which she has emerged.

Chepstow Museum

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

Where to eat and drink in Chepstow

The Boat Inn

Welcome to 18th century Boat Inn Located in a superb riverside location overlooking the River Wye, The Boat Inn was built in 1789 and still boasts many of the original interior features.

Mint and Mustard

Inspired Indian cuisine created with a passion for flavour and quality and a contemporary sense of style. Mint and Mustard Chepstow offers Indian contemporary fine dining in our upstairs restaurant in the heart of town.

The Miller's Arms

A friendly, traditional pub and restaurant offering real ales, fine wines and outstanding classical and seasonal cuisine.

Stone Rock Pizza

Stone Rock Pizza is a Multi National Award Pizzeria situated in the centre of Chepstow just a few minutes walk from the Castle and tourist Information centre.

TranquiliTea

Tranquilitea is a boutique shop/tea cafe which offers a wide selection of loose leaf tea from all around the globe.

Una Vita Italian Restaurant

Una Vita is a contemporary and modern Italian restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of Chepstow town centre serving the very best in Italian dishes using locally sourced produce.

The Coach and Horses

With a prideful and quality demanding chef, loving owners and caring staff we provide only the best in service. We serve everything from real ales to fine wine

Find Chepstow

Discover the Severn Bridge

Go on a walk near Chepstow

Health Walk - Piercefield Walk

2.6 mile route through Piercefield Park and returning on a section of the Wye Valley Walk.

Health Walk - Mathern & Wyelands

A 2.8 mile circuit in farmland between Mathern village and Chepstow.

Health Walk - Bulwark Walk

2.6 miles around the Bulwark area of Chepstow, taking in the Wales Coast Path through Warren Slade.

Health Walk - Black Rock Walk

A 3 mile walk from Black Rock picnic area, using a section of the Wales Coast Path.

6 Piercefield

A 5 mile walk in the picturesque Wye Valley north of Chepstow, with some rough paths in woodland.

Health Walk - Thornwell and Innage Walk

3 mile walk around the countryside to the south west of Chepstow.

Health Walk - Mathern & St Pierre

2.7 miles from the village of Mathern, through farmland and the St Pierre golf course.

5 St Arvans Roundabout

A 5.4 mile hilly walk around the community of St Arvans north of Chepstow.

Health Walk - St. Arvan's Walk

2.8 mile route through and to the west of the village of St. Arvan's.

Welsh Dragon