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Chepstow Castle

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Address: A466 going north up the Wye valley, Chepstow, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1291 624065
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$382.38*
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Private South Wales Day Trip from Bath
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Beautiful place

Good place to visit, beautiful view with its own histories. Shame because they don't have a cafe in that area. Make sure to bring your own potlucks otherwise you need to walk 10... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to visit, beautiful view with its own histories. Shame because they don't have a cafe in that area. Make sure to bring your own potlucks otherwise you need to walk 10 to 15 minutes to get to the shops or cafe.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit to see the oldest wooden doors in Europe? Well kept castle with great views in this lovely border town, friendly helpful staff. Convenient car parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must to visit when in the area. Great facilities and wonderful location. Very mystical, excellent history.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very impressive structure. We spent two hours walking around this piece of history. It is incredible to see and touch a building that was erected in the eleventh century. Much has been written on the evolution and history of this the oldest existing stone castle so it is not for me to elaborate further. The views of and from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area. As well as being an impressive structure it's in great position and the sourrounding countryside and river side of Chepstow are lovely.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chepstow Castle is what I would describe as a proper castle with towers to climb, hidden rooms to explore and where your children's imagination can run wild. It's a large castle that seems to just keep on going! It's been well preserved with sympathetic repairs made to ensure access to more parts of the castle is available. The staff are... More 

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Pembrokeshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never been here before so we called. The £6 entry fee was fine as when we were there they were repairing a roof, so that's what your money goes towards. It's a very varied Castle, with it all built at different times. The only down side, we went when there were three buses full of children.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating to see how the castle was expanded from the original Norman tower to a 17th century castle. William Marshal, England's greatest knight, acquired Chepstow through his marriage to Isabel de Clare in1189. He greatly improved and added to Chepstow in his lifetime. There are some placards at various spots in the ruins explaining the areas and the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle was the most accessible one for me that we visited in Wales. I had knee problems and there were a minimum of stairs, but it is uphill. It pre-dates Edward I's Ring of Iron, and some traces of artistic decoration still remain on the walls. It has the oldest wooden castle door in Europe. It is very imposing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely castle situated on top of a Hill overlooking the river. It is fairly big. One hour for a quick visit and almost 2 for a detailed one. Regular entrance fee is £6.00

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