Chepstow Castle
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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.

Guide Prices

Member - Free

Adult - £4.45
Family - £14.65
Disabled and companion - Free
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £3.10
Seniors (Aged 65+) - £4.15

All children under 5 receive free entry

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

Type:Castle

Town Centre, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5EY
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Call direct on:

Tel03000 252239

Opening Times

* Daily 9.30am–5pm

Please note: due to essential conservation work and areas of restricted access — we are currently charging reduced admission prices to the castle.

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