Chepstow, located in Monmouthsire, is situated in Wales and is near the English border. The town is located on the M48 motorway and can be easily accessed from other areas. Due to its location near the border, it is an excellent base for visitors who wish to explore the border area. The town is perhaps most well known for its local castle, which is the oldest surviving stone castle in the country. There are also other attractions to enjoy in the area, including the Chepstow Racecourse, which is well known for hosting the Welsh Grand National.
Chepstow is a heaven for castle lovers and this Welsh town is situated quite close to the English borders. Chepstow Castle attracts thousands of tourists to this accessible town. Tourists tend to visit the town and castle in the summer and a good service of local guides ensure that visitors take back with them the sweet memories of the place along with loads of information.
The distinguishing feature of the castle is its proximity with the river. The spectacular views it provides from its balconies are truly matchless. Local guides suggest taking a walk around the castle as the adjacent gardens provide a blissful experience. Throughout the year tourists try to discover different parts of this magnificent castle.
The other remarkable man made structure is Tintern Abbey. Although the place has now turned into ruins it still offers hints of the cultural heritage of the town. The roofless church still offers introductory notes to the dominance of other religious buildings in Europe.
Systematic signs have been erected to convey the actual architecture of the Abbey and one can easily interpret them without the need of guides. Interesting facts about how people used to live in these religious buildings are also placed along the ruins. The place offers many thought provoking experiences and kids can learn a lot by exploring the centuries of history that this building carries with itself.