Chepstow

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Chepstow
Chepstow Castle and Bridge from Tutshill.jpg
Chepstow Castle and bridge.
Population 14,195 
OS grid reference ST535935
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHEPSTOW
Postcode district NP16
Dialling code 01291
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Monmouthshire

Chepstow (Welsh: Cas-gwent) is a town in Monmouthshire, Wales. It is next to the border with England. It is built beside the River Wye, close to where it joins with the River Severn. It is near the western end of the Severn Bridge on the M48 motorway. It is 16 mi (26 km) east of Newport and 124 mi (200 km) west of London.

Chepstow is famous for its castle, the oldest stone castle still standing in Britain, and for Chepstow Racecourse which is home to the Welsh Grand National. The town is on the west bank of the Wye; villages on the east bank of the Wye, Tutshill and Sedbury, are in England.