Whilst visiting enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants and cafes or visit the famous Chepstow Castle located on the bank of the River Wye. The castle was modified and developed in successive stages throughout the Middle Ages and saw further action during and after the Civil War. Learn all about its history by exploring the castle from the inside or take a look at the onsite exhibition.
Chepstow Museum sits opposite the Castle entrance and occupies the rooms of a fine 18th Century mansion. The museum displays tell Chepstow's history from being one of Wales' largest ports, a shipbuilding centre and eventually to a market town.
Venture further afield to experience a race at the Chepstow Racecourse, located on the edge of the town. This is the leading horse racing facility and course in Wales. Sundays see a large market set up on the racecourse grounds and there are also hobby and antique fairs through peak seasons.
Just half an hour's drive away from Chepstow is the Forest of Dean. This special area became the country's first National Forest Park in 1938 and is England's largest oak forest. There is an endless array of things to see and do for all ages and tastes. From museums, caves and historic buildings to fascinating heritage and great family attractions.
Chepstow is a beautiful historic town which makes a great base from which to explore the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding beauty and England's largest oak Forest.