Chepstow Tourism, United Kingdom

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Chepstow (Welsh: Cas-gwent) is a town in Monmouthshire, Wales, adjoining the border with Gloucestershire, England. It is located on the River Wye, about 2 miles (3.2 km) above its confluence with the River Severn, and adjoining the western end of the Severn Bridge. It is 16 miles (26 km) east of Newport, 18 miles (29 km) north-west of Bristol and 110 miles (180 km) west of London. Chepstow Castle, situated on a clifftop above the Wye and its bridge, is often cited as the oldest surviving stone castle in Britain. The castle was established by William FitzOsbern immediately after the Norman conquest, and was extended in later centuries before becoming ruined after the Civil War. A Benedictine priory was also established within the walled town, which was the centre of the Marcher lordship of Striguil. The port of Chepstow became noted in the Middle Ages for its imports of wine, and also became a major centre for the export of timber and bark, from nearby woodland in the Wye valley and Forest of Dean. In the late eighteenth century the town was a focus of early tourism as part of the "Wye Tour", and the tourist industry remains important. Other important industries included shipbuilding – one of the First World War National Shipyards was established in the town – and heavy engineering, including the prefabrication of bridges and, now, wind turbine towers. Chepstow is also well known for its racecourse, which has hosted the Welsh National each year since 1949. The town had a population of 10,821 according to the 2001 census, increasing to 12,350 at the 2011 census. It is served by the M48 motorway, and its accessibility to the cities of Bristol, Newport and Cardiff means it has a large number of commuters. It is administered as part of Monmouthshire County Council, and is within the Monmouth parliamentary constituency and Wales Assembly constituency. Chepstow is on the western bank of the Wye, while adjoining villages on the eastern bank of the river, Tutshill and Sedbury, are located in England.

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Facts and Stats for Chepstow*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chepstow

    Know the pollution level of Chepstow before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 36.84 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.54 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.85 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.13 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.31 (Very Low)
  • Chepstow: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chepstow for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chepstow.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.52 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.71 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.48 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.28 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.03 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.29 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.26 (Low)
    • Drug offense 67.74 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.65 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.83 (Moderate)
  • Living in Chepstow - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Chepstow is 176.73 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.51 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 41.43 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.63 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.41 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.95 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 113.53 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chepstow

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chepstow

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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