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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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Austrey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW 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
5 attraction reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great way to spend and hour or so - lovely historic site which is well maintained. Well worth a visit, especially on a sunny day.

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Rimbey, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fantastic place for photographs. I was very lucky on this visit as there was many people dressed in period costume, which really helped bring to life the historical side of the Castle

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 attraction reviews
425 helpful votes 425 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was a lovely castle to wander around. There is plenty of information about the place explaining the different areas. Nice little gift shop. Also near the tourist information and the Chepstow Museum - makes a good day out.

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England
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The castle dominates the town and the river crossing. It is ruined but during our visit an archer was giving demonstrations to a group of school children including shooting at balloons -and hitting them!! The kids were mightily impressed and it was a nice touch to see a bit of history being re-enacted. The view from the castle is impressive... More

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