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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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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
57 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I was amazed at the size of this castle, built alongside the river Severn on Offars Dyke this is steeped in history. Reasonable admission charge and nearby parking.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

An amazing castle to visit. We were surprised by the size and the extent of the castle that remains considering some of it dates back many many hundreds of years.

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Ithaca, NY and Toronto, Ont.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Chepstow Castle is a fascinating site, and it is easy for a visitor to grasp the various episodes in the construction and expansion of the castle between the 11th and 16th centuries. The Lower and Upper Baileys, the Great Hall, the doors, the rooms adjacent to the Wye and the views of the Wye, Marten's Tower and the Barbican all... More

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The location of this historic castle on the edge of a high hill and high above the river was breathtaking. One could appreciate its fortification as such. Whilst there was no audio there were various information boards describing certain sections of the castle. Very interesting and worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It is a large site, very reasonable ticket prices, very historic (obviously!!) and a great couple hours visit. However, not 5 stars as information about the castle's history is slightly ad hoc. Great info boards in some places but not all areas covered. Recommended for all castle lovers.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Another castle we stumbled on by accident. Can't believe that this hadn't been recommended more. Initially built by William the Conqueror's brother William and extensively modified and extended over the ages. Far, far bigger than it looks from the entrance. It just goes on and on. Well signed and explained you can delve into the history as much as you... More

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shropshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a lovely day out to the castle very interesting to see inside and out information set out around the site very informative and met some lovely people from Australia and the States

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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274 reviews 274 reviews
155 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Dusty hidden staircases, leading into even narrower dark spiral staircases, then into bright sunlight - Chepstow castle in the sunshine is a playground for boys and girls of all ages. The castle itself is a bit "knocked about" with various non military uses over the centuries. The original castle with basic wooden fortifications dates from 1072,with later stone buildings, In... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Chepstow castle is beautiful and the visitor boards offer a lot of information. The site is well kept and offers amazing views of the riverside. This is a stunning place for a nice family walk and picnic.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Chepstow Castle was one of my favorite castles that I visited in the UK because it was still largely intact and most of it is accessible to tourists. It looks like an old stone fortress. If you think of castles as big stone defensive buildings, then this is what you're looking for. If you're looking for fancy house-castles with beautiful... More

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