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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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shropshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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152 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wow - whats not to like about Chepstow Castle - a huge castle to explore and an unbelievably picturesque location This is somewhere you could spend a few hours relaxing and walking around, so many photo opportunities. A wonderful wonderful place

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Bournemouth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Had a free tour and it was inspring and informative. A must do, and do again... The tour took about an hour and parking was easy.

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Bewdley, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Being a seasoned Castle visitor, I can honestly say Chepstow is one of the most magnificent I have ever seen. Stunning views over the river Severn give this Castle an extra "wow" factor. Well sign posted, great information boards and potted history. The Great hall was quite breath-taking. You are almost transported back to the 12th century. We spent four... More

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Senior Contributor
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a big castle ruin. Make sure you view it from the Wye Bridge to get the full effect. You can climb some of the towers and there is an exhibition on the history. Visit for the outdoor theatre in the summer.

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Pencoed, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This morning we went to Chepstow castle although we've been before it was a quite a few years ago. We had a guided tour by Ryan, he was really interesting and made the day for us.

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UK-weston-super-Mare
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The castle is very imposing and commands good views over the river.There is an excellent information centre in the car park with helpful and friendly staff. There are good walks along the riverside and open air music and other events in the castle which we have attended and had great enjoyment.Chepstow is also a good base for exploring the whole... More

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