Chepstow Castle

Accredited Attraction - Wales
  • Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Castle

  • Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Castle

  • Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Castle

  • Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Castle

  • Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Castle

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle is a history lesson in stone.

If you think modern doors are long lasting, think again. Chepstow boasts the oldest castle doors in Europe. All wood and all of 800 years old. Until 1962 these doors hung in the main gateway, but are now in safe keeping in the on-site exhibition. Let’s just say it would be nigh on impossible to find a replacement.

The whole site is a lesson in longevity. From around 1067 through to 1690, the castle, almost chameleon-like, changed its appearance as fashions changed in military architecture. More a case of bright architects than bright colours however.

Century after century, the castle grew and grew along its narrow cliff top ridge. The oldest building is the Norman great tower but building work continued well into the 17th-century as medieval battlements were replaced by stronger musket-friendly parapets. Bows and arrows were so last century!

Access problems for visitors with mobility difficulties are also a thing of the past thanks to improvements leading to the main entrance and our resident mobility scooter.

The Earl's Chamber is closed for essential repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Current times and prices

Dates
1 March - 30 June 2014

Times
Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

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Facilities and information

Cycle stands Disabled access Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Charging car park Portable induction loop
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Prices valid until 31 March 2015
  • Mobility scooter available
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • No smoking
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Directions

Postcode NP16 5EY

Car Road From Cardiff M4, J23, M48 J2, A466. From London M4, J21 & M48.

Rail Rail Chepstow 1km/0.6mls Cardiff-Gloucester-Birmingham line.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.