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Chepstow Town Information

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A beautiful old-world town with steep medieval streets, Chepstow lies on the banks of the River Wye close to the English border in Monmouthshire. During the 19th century it was an important regional port but for many centuries before that had been a fortified town.
Its now-ruined stone castle, built on a rock outcrop overlooking the river, was the first one erected in Wales by the Normans. The man who signed King Charles 1’s death warrant, Henry Marten, was imprisoned in the castle and died there in 1680.

Chepstow Castle - Photo © Roy Parkhouse
Chepstow Castle - Photo: Roy Parkhouse CCL