Chepstow is an attractive old town in Gwent, close to where the River Wye joins the River Severn.
It is a good base for exploration of the Forest of Dean, the Wye Valley and South Wales.
The mighty Norman castle was the first in Britain to be made of stone, and there are mediaeval town walls and a town gate.
Chepstow Priory is now used as the parish church.
Chepstow Racecourse is famous for its staging of the Welsh Grand National.
The horseman Richard Meade was born at Chepstow.