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Chepstow is located at a crossing point directly between the ancient Roman towns at Gloucester and Caerwent. The town of Newport is just a few miles away. The town of Chepstow is close to the southern point of Offa's Dyke, which starts at Sedbury near the east bank of the Wye and runs all the way to the Irish Sea at Prestatyn in North Wales. It was built in the 8th century as a boundary between English and Welsh Kingdoms.
The border town of Chepstow has many attractions such as Chepstow Castle: which is Wales’ oldest stone castleand over looks the mouth of the River Wye. Chepstow Museum in Bridge Street has a wonderful collection of engravings, prints and paintings by artists who took the Wye Tour. So you’ll find there’s a lot to see and do .
Chepstow is home to the Welsh Grand National. It is run at the local Chepstow racecourse. It is located on the edge of the town, in the grounds of the ruined Piercefield House. On Sundays it hosts a large market set up on the racecourse grounds which is attended by vendors from as far afield as Birmingham and London.
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