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Chepstow Castle is under attack from the forces of Parliament!

Experience the hustle and bustle of life here during the English Civil War, with soldiers on guard and civilians helping in any way possible to keep the castle safe and tended.

An encampment will show everyday life, ranging from making clothes, healing the injured and making coinage.

Weapon displays will demonstrate the skills needed to wield a 16ft pike, and how to load and fire a musket.

There will be opportunities to try on armour and handle the trusty pike and sword of the gentlemen soldier, and children can take part in drills to see what it takes to be a solider defending the castle.

You do not need to book tickets for this event. 

Event times

Day Times
Sat 03 Aug 2024
10:00 - 16:00
Sun 04 Aug 2024
10:00 - 16:00
Admission prices
Category Price
Member - Join now
Disabled person and companion
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / Students
Seniors (Aged 65+)

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children 

All children under 5 receive free entry

Blue Light Card holders and HM Armed Forces & Veterans receive 10% off admission (not available online).

For full site information, including seasonal opening times and facilities, please visit the Chepstow Castle monument page.