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Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle 1 Bridge Street, Chepstow NP16 5EY, Wales
+44 1291 624065
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chepstow Castle 1 Bridge Street, Chepstow NP16 5EY, Wales
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+44 1291 624065
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"the river"
in 202 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 77 reviews
"car park"
in 62 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 17 reviews
"information boards"
in 28 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 14 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 20 reviews
"lots of history"
in 9 reviews
"audio tour"
in 10 reviews
"english heritage"
in 10 reviews
"per adult"
in 9 reviews
"sunny day"
in 13 reviews
"entry fee"
in 9 reviews
"on site"
in 14 reviews
"tower"
in 75 reviews
"oldest"
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"ramparts"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These well-preserved castle ruins are set on a cliff high above the River Wye, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The Norman keep dates from the 11th century, one of the oldest in Britain, and was once the property of William Marshall and his...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we usually walk around the outside of the castle and it has good views. You have to be careful though and best to be in a group

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular ruined castle on top of a cliff over looking the picturesque river Wye which might be of interest to photographers viewing from the England side of the river. As an historic monumental it's nothing special. It played a small part in the English Civil...More

Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interestingly different configuration form the usual Motte and Bailey Castles, maybe because of the various additions along the years, either for fortification, or political reasons. The restorations and information boards are sensitively done and must only tell a very small part of a...More

Thank dick h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely castle that’s definitely worth a visit. Good for seeing the gorgeous views of Monmouth, and a bit of Harry Potter. We took about 2.5 hours to walk round the castle and its grounds. There is a car park at the bottom of the...More

Thank Shirley E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here a couple of days ago for a living history day. We are from the South West so crossed the old Bridge into Wales and it takes you right into Chepstow. From there it was easy to find via Google maps. The castle...More

Thank MrsDaston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a couple of hours wandering round the castle. Not for the feint hearted climbing up steep narrow winding steps. The views are amazing from the top of the castle. They do re-enactments & archery as well.

Thank Lorraine S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very large castle set on a cliff overlooking the River Wye. Easily missed as you drive through the town, look out for the small road winding down to the castle and the river. The castle sits above a car park (reasonably priced)...More

Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another great castle dating back to the 11th century. No tour guide, which I found disappointing. Also the staff in the shop and ticket office were not at all knowledgable about the place, town or history. I was informed it was a self tour venue!...More

Thank smithadrian315
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chepstow Castle is larger than we realised so my first recommendation would be comfy shoes! A very well preserved Castle with lots of information about each part. It would benefit from being visited on a fine day to fully appreciate it. Staff were friendly, no...More

Thank Rosie P
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Lisa H
11 August 2017|
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Response from tobynbella | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty certain they do allow, a friend of mine has a family dog and she will know, I will speak to her tomorrow
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Starbyjowler
16 June 2017|
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Response from MistressWeatherwax | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the town and walked. The castle is surrounded by grass but I woudn't recommend picnicing there .
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090243
18 April 2017|
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Response from Ryan E | Property representative |
We open at 9:30am, last admission is 4:30pm for a 5:00pm close. Prices are £6.50 for adults, £4.20 for over 60s, students, and children 5-15, £19.30 for a family ticket of up to 2 adults and 3 children. Children under 5 are... More
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