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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, £4.40-£7.20

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Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

Address

Town Centre,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 5EY

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Details

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

There’s no better place in Britain to see how castles gradually evolved to cope with ever more destructive weaponry – and the grandiose ambitions of their owners. For more than six centuries Chepstow was home to some of the wealthiest and most powerful men of the medieval and Tudor ages.

Building was started in 1067 by Earl William fitz Osbern, close friend of William the Conqueror, making it one of the first Norman strongholds in Wales. In turn William Marshal (Earl of Pembroke), Roger Bigod (Earl of Norfolk) and Charles Somerset (Earl of Worcester) all made their mark before the castle declined after the Civil War.

magnates and power-brokers were constantly on the move. Chepstow was just one residence in their vast estates – an impressive shell into which they would bring their gold and silver vessels, rich silk and brightly painted furniture.

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 2019 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 July - 31 August 2019 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm.
1 September - 31 October 2019 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm.
1 November 2019 - 29 February 2020 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 from April 2019:
Adult - £7.20
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £21.20
Seniors £5.80
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £4.40
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