Chepstow is a small historic market town, with a Norman castle, situated between two rivers (the Wye and the Severn) in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the border of England and Wales. This historic town is surrounded by beautiful countryside; it is part of the southern terminus of the Offa’s Dyke path, which offers 200 miles of stunning hiking opportunities and scenery along the English-Welsh border.
Chepstow has a number of tourist attractions. With many unique and individual places to shop and eat, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome.
The history of Chepstow is fascinating with the restored Town Gate providing an impressive entrance to the town’s main shopping area. Large sections of the 13th century Portwall remain standing today. The name Chepstow derives from the Old English words “Chepe” and “Stowe” meaning market place. As the name suggests, Chepstow grew and prospered, as a market centre for local farmers. A busy port and shipyards contributed to Chepstow’s wealth, particularly in the 18th and early 19th centuries, leaving a rich legacy to the town in the many buildings dating from that period.
With all of the attractions, history and much more, it is not surprising that Chepstow was recently voted by the Guardian newspaper as a very popular place to live.
We are very close to the national motorway network. Heathrow is 90-minutes by car, with Bristol and Cardiff being only 30-minutes from St John’s.