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Castle:Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

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Castle

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 welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedHearing Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Daily 9.30am–5pm

Prices

Adult - £5.50
Family - £18.00
Disabled and companion - Free
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £3.90
Seniors (Aged 65+) - £5.10

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Mon 25 - Sun 31 Oct Chepstow Castle Halloween Trail

Contact

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Address

Town Centre,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 5EY

Directions

Plan route to Chepstow Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using 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
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities