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Chepstow Castle

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Address: A466 going north up the Wye valley, Chepstow, Wales
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A wonderful surprise

The castle is raw and primitive but this makes it wonderful. If you're looking for Windsor or Buckingham Palace, don't go to Chepstow. But if you want to feel like you've gone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Ivesdale IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The castle is raw and primitive but this makes it wonderful. If you're looking for Windsor or Buckingham Palace, don't go to Chepstow. But if you want to feel like you've gone back in time, Chepstow is fantastic. It's a really beautiful setting on a high cliff overlooking the river. No crowds at all during our visit on a Saturday... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Started in 1067, just one year after William the B*****d (Conqueror) defeated Harold at Hastings, this has to be one of the most important castles in the UK. It is massive in footprint and was extended during many different periods in history. You can clamber around at many points on the site along walkways that afford lovely views over the... More 

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Waterford, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Spent a good time going through this castle. Lots to climb and to go down into some sub areas. Right next to a river. You can see a hidden pond from one of the towers. A lot to explore.

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Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Friendly staff and excellent guide book. Was delighted to be able to bring the dog (on a lead). Lots of nook and crannies to explore and good signs interpreting the ruins. Briefly tempted to try out the loo over the river but opted for the modern version in the car park below. lovely views over the river.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Virtually complete and well preserved castle situated impressively on a bend in the river Wye in the middle of Chepstow. Great walking around the walls, impressive views and informative displays. This area has a rich history with cross border conflict and rivalry amongst local landowners, so very informative and excitinmg for the children. Well worth a visit.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Took my Mum and Mother-in-Law to Chepstow Castle today for Mother's Day. We all really enjoyed it. It's easy to get around and full of fantastic history. Very impressed by the 800 year old door, I'd love one of those in my house! The views both of the castle and from the castle are amazing as it teeters right on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We came here on Saturday and enjoyed learning about the history of Chepstow and the castle. It's in relatively good structural condition so easy to walk around. It has some lovely views and isn't expensive to visit. With a cheap carpark nearby it is ideally located. Would recommend.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A magnificent castle strung out along a lengthy limestone promontory and standing on steep cliffs above the River Wye, dominated the southernmost gateway in to Wales, the river and the mediaeval town which developed around its foot. The many instructive panels provide detailed inform about the Castle, whilst the superb three dimensional reconstruction drawings manage to provide a real insight... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I am a member of cadw and live in Chepstow and visit several times a year as there is often events on, but when its quiet its just as good, find a little spot out of the way and sit, read or just take in the views....

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

No doubt about it. Ok, I am biased, as I live in Chepstow, but it is absolutely fabulous! Views down to the river Wye are stunning. I've taken friends and family over the years, and they have all raved about what a beautiful castle it is and lovely location. In the summer, there are regularly open air plays performed (especially... More 

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