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Chepstow Castle

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Address: A466 going north up the Wye valley, Chepstow, Wales
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I visited he castle in a sunny day, not long after moving to the area. What a treat! There are loads of areas to look at with diagrams and explanations of what each area was used... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited he castle in a sunny day, not long after moving to the area. What a treat! There are loads of areas to look at with diagrams and explanations of what each area was used for, brilliant! Not too expensive to enter and the gift shop sells cute crafts (expensive though!) I would definitely recommend a visit if in... More 

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The castle was well worth a look round, there is quite a few narrow & slippery spiral steps. So care has to be taken. But even if you miss these out, still worth a visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was really an amazing Castle to see! Crazy how they managed to build such structures that have stood the test of time. If you ever in the area you have to go and see it!

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78 reviews 78 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Neat castle ... Well signed. But a lot of ruins, mainly. While attempts to preserve have been made, there is more loss than recovery. This was a quick day trip when staying in the Forest of Dean. Don't need to go back again, but don't regrest seeing it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Apart from being a fabulous example of a Norman Castle, with plenty to see and do for a visiting family, for those interesested this was also a major filming location for the 1980's television show 'Robin of Sherwood'. The ruins left standing are still instantly recognisable from the various episodes filmed there from all the series. The Keep ruin, standing... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

friendly staff, really historic, could do with more interpretation boards, and to be more user friendly for children, great location,

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Found this to be much more interesting than Tintern Abbey, its considerably bigger and £1 cheaper at £4.50. I think both sites could improve by providing more information about the history of the monuments - audio tours or interactive displays etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Lovely Castle big bold and old, lots of history here for you to explore and you will meet the most friendliest staff in the world who help you with the history and directions.Big thumbs up for this Castle and cheap price to get in fantastic well done Chepstow Castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A great castle. Well presented with information boards. The castle is In a dramatic location on a cliff by the Wye. Be sure to go see the outside of the castle and the view of the castle from the bridge. Unfortunately one of the main sights in the castle - the Earl's room - was closed due to water damage... More 

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Chepstow castle is a wonderful example of its type and very well preserved with complete walls and magnificent views over the River Wye. The guide books are thorough and informative and its great size means that it doesn't feel crowded even when it is busy. It is quite a steep slope up from the car park so bear that in... More 

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