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Chepstow Castle

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Address: Chepstow Castle 1 Bridge Street, Chepstow NP16 5EY, Wales
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Old castle, stunning setting

I thoroughly enjoyed this castle. It's large and in a superb setting high on cliffs above the River Wye. It's now a place of peace quiet and beauty. I don't think it was that for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed this castle. It's large and in a superb setting high on cliffs above the River Wye. It's now a place of peace quiet and beauty. I don't think it was that for most of its history. It?s now a wonderful ruin to explore, and a superb place from which to observe the local area. Good friendly staff... More 

Thank npgdavies
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although some restoration work is currently taking place this didn't impact on viewing this interesting castle much larger than expected possibly could do with more information boards dotted around but otherwise enjoyable, some school trips taking place during our visit but these appeared to be well organised, reasonable admission price, parking on public car park very close by (chargeable)

1 Thank Ukphilb
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We turned up on spec and, even though it was a chilly March day, really enjoyed the site. From the pics we had seen, we thought it would be quite a small castle but when we took a walk around the outside we realised how far back it went!! Inside, despite some renovation work being carried out on the Earl's... More 

Thank Darrell F
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really wanted to visit this castle because of it's location - it is built right into the edge of a cliff so to speak with the river Wye running right round it. You can get a good view of this and you can also climb quite high for good views (although be careful on the narrow small steps if... More 

1 Thank Krisyyy
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is very different as it is quite long rather than square. It was very interesting. Some extra signage would have been helpful. At time of visit there was some renovation work ongoing. I would be keen to visit again when this is completed. The high towers had some nice views out over the estuary. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank explorer782017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great castle to visit for a good few hours of historic and rambling fun and information. Our kids loved exploring all the nooks and crannies and my son thought the historic 'toilets' were brilliant. Stunning views and friendly staff and a good little gift shop too. Easy parking in the car park. Good all round. visit the loos in the... More 

Thank Corinna E
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the car park the castle doesn't look like it will take long to explore, but once inside you realise it is a long and thin site built along the river bank. Loads of interesting things to see. Some of the spiral staircases need a bit of care, but if you don't fancy climbing them there is still plenty to... More 

Thank AndyLandyMan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large castle, which will take a couple of hours of your time, a tour guide is worth it as there are lots of little secret corners to discover. The shop staff where very friendly and helped us choose the ideal gifts.

Thank Frankie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner has visited this location a few times. It has always been a great place to visit. This time we took some other family. They also enjoyed the castle and learning it's history. Great place to visit for National Trust members.

Thank Douglas A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive castle, well looked after and well presented. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Worthwhile whatever the weather. Also a brilliant music venue during the Castell Roc event in the summer.

Thank Jamie K

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