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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

 

Events in and around Chepstow

Chepstow Festival

Chepstow Festival

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Archery at Caldicot Castle

Have A Go Archery

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

Chepstow Festival

Chepstow Festival

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Caldicot Carnival

Caldicot Carnival

Sun 30 Jun 2019

NRG

NRG

Mon 1 Jul - Sat 31 Aug 2019

Summer Evening Racing

Summer Evening Racing

Tue 2 Jul 2019

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