New homes in Chepstow
Live the life
Located in Monmouthshire just a stone’s throw from the Welsh border, Chepstow is a historic town with lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re exploring the countryside, having a go at action sports or enjoying an evening meal in one of the town’s many restaurants, there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Chepstow.
Things to see and do
Chepstow is best known for its 11th-century castle, which is well-preserved and open to visitors. The town is also home to Chepstow Racecourse, which hosts horse racing events throughout the year, including the Welsh Grand National.
There are lots of opportunities to get active in and around the town, whether you’re visiting the National Diving and Activity Centre, playing golf at St Pierre Marriott and Country Club, or walking along the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail. Chepstow is also close to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Historic sites close to the town include Tintern Abbey and Caldicot Castle, while Chepstow Castle hosts open-air theatre every other year as part of the Chepstow Festival.
For families moving to a new home in Chepstow, it’s good to know there are some top-rated schools in the local area. Shirenewton Primary School is rated ‘excellent’ by Estyn, while other good schools nearby include The Dell Primary, Wyedean School and 6th Form Centre, and Caldicot School.
If your older children are thinking about studying for a degree, universities within commuting distance of Chepstow include the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England, the University of Wales in Newport, Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Getting to Chepstow
Chepstow has good transport links by both road and rail, with the M48 close by and the town’s train station providing services to Cardiff, Gloucester and beyond.
From Newport, the journey to Chepstow takes around 25 minutes by car or just 20 minutes by train, while the journey from Cardiff takes 40 minutes by car or 35 minutes by train. Bristol is also nearby, just a 30 minute drive via the Severn Bridge, while the journey to Chepstow from Gloucester takes 45 minutes by car or just 25 minutes by train.
If you’re travelling to Chepstow from London, the train journey takes around two hours 40 minutes by train with one change in Newport or two hours 20 minutes by car via the M4. When it’s time to get away from it all, Bristol Airport is only a 40-minute drive away from the town.