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Chepstow Castle

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Address: 1 Bridge St, Chepstow NP16 5EY, Wales
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01291-62-40-65
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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$374.37*
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Best Castle in Wales

Beautifully situation adjacent to the river with steep picturesque views. Lots of great photo opportunities and unlike other castles, aside from myself there was one other family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Tanya B
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Englewood, Colorado
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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautifully situation adjacent to the river with steep picturesque views. Lots of great photo opportunities and unlike other castles, aside from myself there was one other family and we basically had the entire castle to ourselves. Afterwards there are dining and pub options within walking distance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

History is much mote interesting for children when they can run around in it, climb the towers and pretend to shoot arrows from real arrow slits. Very interesting and a fun place to explore.

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Thank Siobhan H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gate House at the front dates from 1190. Chepstow has the oldest Castle doors in Europe, pre-ringed dated. Our 45 mins tours start outside at gate & progresses into Kitchen, Great Hall, 2nd Bailey, Great Tower, Upper Bailey & Barbican. You can climb Martin’s Towers which was the ladies withdrawal area, it has 73 steps to top of tower.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Chepstow several times, but had never visited the excellent Castle. What a mistake. It is well preserved and full of interest, perched on cliffs overlooking the majestic river Wye. Something for everyone and handily placed for the town, but please allow a couple of hours at least to get the most from your visit. We had... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place for a quick visit on a rainy day although it did get slippery. I can imagine a hot day with a picnic and a walk would be lovely. At £6 per adult it is reasonably priced. I thought it could do with a bit more signage to read about.

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Thank Rosie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best days out I have had. Really good castle kids would love it. Lots to climb up and hide places.

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Thank Jackie M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about an hour and a half here on a very cold day but enjoyed our visit. Dogs allowed on leads. Lots of steep steps but good views and lots to explore. Info boards good.

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Thank sje999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this castle and keep returning again and again and the small museum that explains things is interesting and the staff are friendly and welcoming and it is excellent value for money.

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Thank Joanne S
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant castle on the cliffs above the Wye river. It is well signed with information boards, and you can see the progression of the building phases. Although partially ruined there is still so much standing it really is possible to "feel" what it would have been like in times past. so many photo opportunities from the walls

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Chepstow Castle is what I would call a proper castle, a fortress not just a big house! Had a great time wandering round the ruins.

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