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Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle is a historic fortress located in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales. It is one of the oldest surviving stone castles in Britain, dating back to the late 11th century. The castle played a significant role in the Norman conquest of Wales and subsequent conflicts. Its strategic location on the River Wye made it an important stronghold.

Chepstow Castle showcases a mix of architectural styles, including Norman, medieval, and Tudor elements. It features a massive stone keep, towers, curtain walls, and a great hall. The castle underwent several expansions and modifications over the centuries.

Visitors to Chepstow Castle can explore its well-preserved interiors, including the atmospheric dungeons, the grand banqueting hall, and the impressive views from the towers. The castle’s location near the Wye Valley and the picturesque town of Chepstow provides opportunities for scenic walks and exploration.

Managed by Cadw, the Welsh government’s historic environment service, the castle offers guided tours, educational exhibits, and occasional events. It is a popular tourist attraction, known for its historical significance, architectural splendor, and the stunning backdrop of the River Wye.

Chepstow Castle has also been featured in films and television shows, adding to its fame and allure. Its rich history, commanding presence, and beautiful surroundings make it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking to immerse themselves in the heritage of Wales.


Chepstow Castle Magic Lantern Slide
Chepstow Castle Magic Lantern Slide
Chepstow Castle (Martins Tower) - Magic Lantern Slide c.1890
Chepstow Castle (Martins Tower) – Magic Lantern Slide c.1890


Chepstow Castle, 1 Bridge Street, Chepstow. NP16 5EY

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Opening hours

  • Monday
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm

These are the peak summer opening times.
Other times may vary. For full details please visit the CADW website.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January.

Sloped access from public car park.
4 dedicated disabled spaces available in council car park directly in front of the castle.
There is dedicated coach parking.
Nearest toilet including disabled toilet in car park at the front of the castle.

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