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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Leisure Centre

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

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.

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.

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.

Jam Making

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

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.

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.

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.

Chepstow Museum

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

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

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

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 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.

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.

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?

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.

Where to eat and drink in Chepstow

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.

TranquiliTea

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

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.

Beveridge and Co.

Our lovely little coffee shop is based on Riflemans Way between Welsh Street Car Park and the High Street in Chepstow, Monmouthshire selling award winning coffee, cakes and much much more.

The Miller's Arms

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

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.

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 - St. Arvan's Walk

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

Health Walk - Black Rock Walk

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

Health Walk - Thornwell and Innage Walk

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

6 Piercefield

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

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 - Mathern & St Pierre

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

Health Walk - Bulwark Walk

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

5 St Arvans Roundabout

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

Welsh Dragon