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Things to do in Chepstow, South Wales

Bridge at Chepstow © Paulo
Bridge at Chepstow © Paulo

'Something for everyone' is possibly a good phrase to use when describing Chepstow. Well known for it's Norman castle, walled town, and Racecourse. Chepstow utilises these venues to the greatest effect.

During the summer, folk festivals, rock concerts, classical plays are all on offer, set in the beautiful surroundings of the castle and its parkland.

There's plenty for free as well! Every weekend music ranging from rock going to folk and reaching opera can be listened to on the bank of the river Wye.

What better way to spent a warm afternoon than with friends, a few beers just relaxing and listening to the music.

Wye Valley Walk

If you prefer a more active way to past the time then try the Wye Valley Walk - or at least a section of it.

The views across the river Wye are quite breathtaking. Do this in the autumn when the leaves are changing their colour and it will be a walk you'll remember for along time.


The shops in the town are varied with many 'individual' shops, offering quality, designer clothes and accessories, locally created pottery can be found in many art/craft shops.

The town offers a creative way to look around, having placed explanations of buildings set in the pavements outside the shops. The restaurants would meet all types of tastes - English, Greek, Italian, Indian, Chinese, plus some very stylish coffee bars.

Chepstow is a fabulous place for a short break or if you fancy staying longer, you could take in Tintern Abbey and carry on up the Valley to sample Monmouth then return to the many pubs of Chepstow for a nightcap.

Go on, try Chepstow I know you won't regret it.

Description by Terri Weldon

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