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Chepstow Castle

A466 going north up the Wye valley, Chepstow, Wales
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Chepstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Wirral, UK
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169 reviews 169 reviews
59 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This castle is massive, it just keeps surprising you with wall after wall, tower after tower. A stunning location on the cliffs above the river and well worth a visit.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is the only set of large castle ruins where I've been free to explore it in it's entirety completely on my own. The ruins are quite extensive and you can walk up along the top of the walls and through all of the rooms. It's an easy day trip from Cardiff.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a very well looked after castle with plenty to look at, the views over the river Wye are also amazing. Well worth spending a couple of hours to wander round.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
72 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

After another great lunch in the Beaufort hotel we wandered off to the castle. It is amazing how the castle developed from the 12th century to the civil war. Many distinctive feature from each century are to be seen, and blend beautifully into a whole. The site has a wonderful feeling of dynasty and yet there are homely parts too.... More

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Goodwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lovely little castle to look around - beautiful grounds to sit and have a picnic and plenty of space for Children to run and play - Nice little gift shop to have a little mooch around - Good little outing with family

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South Wales
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This large castle with its view over the Wye stands on a sloping cliff with its entrance at the southern end of Chepstow. Unfortunately this means that (as with many castles) it is not the easiest complex of buildings to get around if you are not fully mobile. The first problem for people with wheelchairs/pushchairs is getting inside the entrance.... More

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Ryan E, Manager at Chepstow Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are aware of the issues in accessing the castle due to the stairs in the shop. If you have a pushchair or are a wheelchair user staff will always attempt to offer an alternate entry through the gates. Unfortunately it's not always possible to offer this if the castle is busy or if... More

Henderson, Nevada
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32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a castle (open in 1067--can you imagine!) that is well worth the visit. It is a ruin but you can feel the history and enjoy it all the same. There are information boards all around the castle which will fill you in on the history and you are given a brochure upon paying your fee. The views of... More

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Amazing how this ruin/ castle goes on and on and on. Lots of quirky spaces to explore, beautiful views from tall towers, the top of which you can reach via spiral staircases. Stunning decorations still surviving till this day are well worth seeing.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This castle has seen it all from post Civil War back to the Norman era and the castle has been extended and altered accordingly. But it is the old Norman part that still makes the biggest impression. A nice way to pass a couple of hours.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was amazed at the size of this castle, built alongside the river Severn on Offars Dyke this is steeped in history. Reasonable admission charge and nearby parking.

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