Chepstow Castle, Parish Church of St Marys, Chepstow Museum, 19th Century Cast Iron Bridge over the River Wye, the Town Arch, the shops including some excellent specialist and craft shops, Stuart Crystal.
Tintern Abbey, Monnow Bridge, Castles at Caldicot, Raglan, Penhow and Goodrich.
Amphitheatre at Caerleon, sites at Caerwent and Lydney.
Wales Wide - A quick and comprehensive Welsh search engine.
Industrial Archaeology: Mining Valleys of East Gwent including Big Pit at Blaenavon, SS Great Britain in Bristol Docks, Iron Mines at Clearwell, Norchard Steam Centre near Lydney.
Countryside: The Wye Valley Area of outstanding natural beauty, the Vale of Usk and The Forest of Dean.
Rambling: Offa’s Dyke starts at Chepstow, Forestry Commission “way marked” trails abound in the local countryside.
Museums: Local Council Museums in Chepstow, Caldicot and Monmouth, Wolvesnewton Folk Museum, Forest of Dean Heritage Museum, Rural Life Museum, Usk.
Golf: St. Pierre (3 miles), Coleford (8 miles), Monmouth (16 miles), Newport (16 miles).
Horse Racing: Chepstow has 20 days racing each year, Cheltenham is only 30 miles away.
Rugby: Cardiff Arms Park and the Millennium stadium can be reached within 3/4 of an hour. First class clubs at Newport, Pontypool, Bristol and Lydney.
Theatre: Welsh National Opera Company have a regular season at Cardiff.
There are excellent presentations at New Theatre.
Cardiff, New and Old Vic, and Hippodrome.
Wildlife: Newent Falconry Centre, Bristol Zoo, Beaufort Aviaries.
Car Rallying: Forest of Dean Rally in February, the RAC Rally often uses this area.
Holiday Centre Day Trips
Chepstow is conveniently situated near the cross-roads of the M4 and M5 motorways making this an ideal centre to reach and use as a base for a touring holiday. Day trips from the Hotel can include the following:
Attractions within an easy drive of the Castle View Hotel
Cardiff Castle, a history spanning 2,000 years, Tel. 01222 878 100
St Fagans Folk Museum - Wales through the ages, Tel. 01222 573 500
Cardiff Bay Techniquest, Tel. 01222 475 475
Cardiff Maritime and Industrial Museum, Tel. 01222 481 919
Tredegar House, magnificent Charles II, Tel. 01633 816 069
SS Great Britain, Brunel 1845, Tel. 0117 926 0680
Bristol Zoo, Tel. 01179 738 951
Slimbridge Wild Fowl and Wetlands Trust, Tel. 01453 890 065
Berkeley Castle, still lived in, lovely gardens, 850 years old.
Tel. 01905 345 213
Chepstow Castle, Tel. 01291 625 981
Chepstow racecourse, 25 meetings a year, Tel. 01291 622 260
Penhow Castle, still lived in, 860 years old, Tel. 01633 400 800
Golf Club - Dewstow, pay as you play, Tel. 01291 430 444
Tintern Abbey, Tel. 01291 689 251
Gloucester’s National Waterways Museum, Tel. 01452 318 054
Gloucester Cathedral, Tel. 01452 528 095
Newent’s National Birds of Prey Centre, 01531 822 468
Hay-on-Wye, world famous for antique books, Tel. 01497 820 071
Nelson Museum, Monmouth, 13 Century Monow Bridge,
Tel. 01600 713 519
Brecon Beacons National Park, Tel. 01874 622 485
Big Pit, Blaenavon, a real coal mine in use until recently,
Tel. 01495 790 311
Caerphilly Castle, Tel. 01222 500 200
This list is not exhaustive, and other facilities to cater for most tastes and interests exist locally. The proprietors and staff at the Hotel will be pleased to help plan your itinerary.