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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.

Annual Walking Festival

Chepstow Racecourse

Places to Stay in Chepstow

 

Events in and around Chepstow

Football

Cage Football

Sat 30 Jun - Sun 2 Sep 2018

The Monmouthshire Games

Monmouthshire Games

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Open Access Play Sessions

Open Access Play Session

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Open Access Play Sessions

Open Access Play Sessions

Thu 16 Aug 2018

The Monmouthshire Games

Monmouthshire Games

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Open Access Play Sessions

Open Access Play Session

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Soft Play

Wiggle & Giggle

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Open Access Play Sessions

Open Access Play Sessions

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Find Chepstow

Places to Visit