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Chepstow Castle

A466 going north up the Wye valley, Chepstow, Wales
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Chepstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This castle doesn't look very large from the entrance. Two in my party opted not to go in, assuming it was small and not worth the five pounds. They were so wrong. This place is huge and so amazing. You will have access to a bunch of towers and the view is spectacular.

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Omaha
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great castle, built right on the River Wye. The layout is unique, laid out in sort of a line along the river, which means that there are great views from the cliff onto the valley below. It's possible to explore various sections of the castle, climb towers, and walk along pathways on the upper walls.

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

From the outside this castle looks relatively small. On paying the £4.50 entrance fee, we soon discovered that it is very good value for money if you like exploring castles. This one has many floors and rooms and sections to explore, I felt like a kid again discovering more and more rooms. The notice boards in each area are a... More

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Ramsgate
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Magnificent building in a picturesque setting on a bend in the river. Plenty to see and lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Would perhaps have benefitted from an audio tour but there are explanatory panels in strategic positions.

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Austrey, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a fab morning exploring the castle. Not too busy and friendly and helpful staff. Would have been nice to see people working on repairing the doors that have been previously started! Exhibition space closed which was a bit of a shame.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited with a group of anthropology and archaeology undergraduate students from the U.S. The castle is fascinating, and the maps and labels did a great job explaining the complicated history of its construction and use. They are doing conservation work on some doors on-site and though it was a weekend when we visited and no one was working, it... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to see a production here which couldnt have been in a better setting. The only trouble was that there was a concert at the local racecourse which drowned out the play. Need to sort out better schedules

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I love history so often visit, we also loved the productions they put on here too. Family days and evening plays

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a brilliant venue for fantastic outdoor theatre. Two occasions a week apart, both fabulous. Definitely would go back as there is a cover so even if it pours with rain, you stay dry! Fantastic.

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Armagh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited with my 5 year old and 1 year old. Some parts were tricky for a buggy but we managed. My 5 year old loved it and there were lots of nooks and crannys to play hide and seek.

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