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image for Castle item typeChepstow Castle at Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £4.10-£6.90

VW VAQAS, CADW

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

Address

Town Centre,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 5EY

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Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov Spooky Halloween Trail
Sat 15 - Mon 31 Dec Festive Family Trail

Details

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle is a history lesson in stone.
If you think modern doors are long lasting, think again. Chepstow boasts the oldest castle doors in Europe. All wood and all of 800 years old. Until 1962 these doors hung in the main gateway, but are now in safe keeping in the on-site exhibition. Let’s just say it would be nigh on impossible to find a replacement.

The whole site is a lesson in longevity. From around 1067 through to 1690, the castle, almost chameleon-like, changed its appearance as fashions changed in military architecture. More a case of bright architects than bright colours however.

Century after century, the castle grew and grew along its narrow cliff top ridge. The oldest building is the Norman great tower but building work continued well into the 17th-century as medieval battlements were replaced by stronger musket-friendly parapets. Bows and arrows were so last century!

Disabled toiletsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 March - 30 June 2018 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 July - 31 August 2018 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm.
1 September - 31 October 2018 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 November 2018 - 28 February 2019 Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Prices valid until March 2019
Adult - £6.90
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £20.00
Seniors £5.50
Students and children under 16 - £4.10
Children under 5 - Free

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    Directions

    See location of Chepstow Castle (Cadw) on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: ST 534941  Lat: 51.64375 Long: -2.67483

    M4 Eastbound Junction 23 or Westbound Junction 21 and take the M48; at Junction 2 take the A466 & A48 for Chepstow.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Chepstow station

    Facilities

    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired