Chepstow Castle will reopen on Monday 9 November — please check our opening days and times below.
You must pre-book your tickets before your visit and please remember:
- tickets cannot be sold to anyone resident outside of Wales, or to groups with more than 4 people over the age of 10 unless all are living within the same household; you may be asked to show proof of residence
- book a ticket for every member of your party for the same time slot
- bring your face mask, to be worn in all indoor areas.
If you are unable to book your tickets online please call our booking helpline on 03000 252239.
If you would like further information about your booking please email us at CadwTickets@gov.wales
All tickets are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to an alternative date, time or venue.
The stones of this magnificent clifftop fortress trace 600 years of history
Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle stretches out along a limestone cliff above the River Wye like a history lesson in stone.
There’s no better place in Britain to see how castles gradually evolved to cope with ever more destructive weaponry – and the grandiose ambitions of their owners. For more than six centuries Chepstow was home to some of the wealthiest and most powerful men of the medieval and Tudor ages.
Building was started in 1067 by Earl William fitz Osbern, close friend of William the Conqueror, making it one of the first Norman strongholds in Wales. In turn William Marshal (Earl of Pembroke), Roger Bigod (Earl of Norfolk) and Charles Somerset (Earl of Worcester) all made their mark before the castle declined after the Civil War.
These magnates and power-brokers were constantly on the move. Chepstow was just one residence in their vast estates – an impressive shell into which they would bring their gold and silver vessels, rich silk and brightly painted furniture.
Chepstow Castle Guidebook
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10% off for Cadw members!
9.30am – 5pm daily
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
AM 10am-1pm Closed 1-2pm PM 2-5pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
CLOSED: Monday and Tuesday*
*Open Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2020.
AM 10am-1pm Closed 1-2pm PM 2-5pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Monday and Tuesday
Daily 10am–1pm 2–5pm
10am–12.30pm 1.30–4pm daily
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
Prices & Tickets
Bike storage area available in car park or close to site.
There is a charging public car park 100 yards below the castle entrance with 4 dedicated disabled spaces and dedicated coach parking.
Check parking charges here.
Sloped access from public car park with 4 dedicated disabled spaces available in council car park directly in front of the castle.
Areas of the site accessible to people with limited mobility.
Digital trails available on the Cadw app.
Dogs on leads welcome to access ground floor levels of the site.
Gift shop at this site offering a range of products and guidebooks.
Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
Smoking is not permitted.
A portable induction loop is available.
This site is available to hire for events, filming and exhibitions.
Postcode NP16 5EY
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.
Telephone 01291 624065
Bridge St, Chepstow NP16 5EY