Welsh Dragon

Welcome to Chepstow

hepstow - 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

Flat racing

Spring Flat Racing

Fri 4 May 2018

Wartime Wheels

Wartime Wheels

Sun 6 - Mon 7 May 2018

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

Mon 7 May 2018

Historical Event

William Marshal Weekend

Sat 12 - Sun 13 May 2018

The Chepstow Wedding Show

The Chepstow Wedding Show

Sun 13 May 2018

Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon

Mon 14 - Sat 19 May 2018

Racing at Chepstow

Spring Evening Racing

Tue 15 May 2018

Find Chepstow

Places to Visit