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Chepstow Castle

A466 going north up the Wye valley, Chepstow, Wales
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Chepstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This castle is a gem. Its bigger than what it seems from the outside. The doors are being restored at this moment in time and they are reported to be the finest example of 800 year old doors in existence today. Loved it.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Spent a good two hours wandering round and exploring. It rained heavily for a short time and the steps got wet but there were handrails. It's definitely worth wearing sensible shoes as it does have many steps - people had TINY feet all those years ago! Probably not ideal for those with mobility issues but otherwise a great visit at... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a nice half day out with the children. Plenty to do and entertain the children. Parking close to the castle is charged but don't let that put you off. The castle is well kept and has plenty of information available. The gift shop is a bit like a high street shop with expensive gifts and jewellery.

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Montgomery, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you're in Chepstow, make the time to visit the castle; it is in fairly bad shape, but the photo ops are great. Hopefully, they will have repaired the roof so you can visit the chambers.

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Perth, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Chepstow was our first stop in Wales. It was great to explore around the castle. We were intrigued by all the greenery taking root in the walls (see photo). After we enjoyed the Wye Valley Walk (and, exhausted, we did ask ourselves "Why?") we enjoyed an ale in a nearby local pub. Chepstow is a delightful place to visit and... More

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Birmingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

lovely big castle to climb out in and up and down the battlements, went into the own after and it has lots of lovely little shops

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Despite torrential rain, our trip to Chepstow Castle was great adventure. Lots of areas to explore (and hide from the rain) with good information points about the castle history and a gift shop which didn't break the bank ran by friendly staff. A short walk from Chepstow High Street for refreshments and close the reasonably priced parking made this a... More

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Lyon, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just over the Wye river, frontier between England and Wales, visit this castle standing on the very banks (a sheer drop). Still impressive although less of the grant halls are standing, one understands the importance of this defensive post. A beautiful spot for a beautiful castle. This can be the right place to take either the CADW Explorer Pass or... More

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Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

i came all the way from New Zealand to Wales in 2005, and this was the castle i saw there. For a long time i'd read about castles, seen them on TV and heard about them from my parents, but reading them and seeing them are two different things. never imagined the size of them until i was stood inside... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Another must-see in southern Wales - the historic "first" Norman castle. Wonderfully maintained with excellent explanatory posters along the way. Great river views from the walled tops. Recommended especially for families with school age children.

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