Article in Guardian 
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This is what someone who stayed with us recorded. Actually it should be the Gatehouse at Mathern in Monmouthshire, as we are 30 minutes from Monmouth. C
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A guest blog that we did, that mentions some of the history. Click here for info

Chepstow Race Course: 5 minutes drive away. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the picturesque Wye Valley provides a breathtaking backdrop to the impressive racing calendar at Chepstow Racecourse. Click here for more information

Food Shopping:There is a Tesco 10 minutes away in Chepstow (drive on A48 towards Chepstow and you’ll see tesco on the right hand side) Click here for Tesco Store Locator

Food Farm Shop At Chepstow Garden Centre you will find NewHall Farm Shop and butcher. It is about a 5 minute drive, and they do very good ‘ready meals’ there as well as fresh bread (cooked on site), milk eggs fruit veg chocolates, etc. Go out of our drive turning left at the T junction, then at the next t junction turn right onto A 48, and it is on the right hand side just a few yards up. They also have a cafe there which does breakfasts, lunch and teas. Click here for info

Beaches in Wales (nearest beaches are Clevedon in England which is 27 miles or Penarth, Cardiff in Wales which is 35 miles). click here for info

Good Local Restaurants: one of our favourites is the Woodland Tavern WoodlandsTavern2

Pub within walking distance: Serves food on some nights. click here for more info

Alternatively there is Italian, Greek, Chinese and Indian in Chepstow, as well as pub grub.

Reviews of local restaurants here or here for a different list or here for another list

Local History

Archaeologist defies sceptics in pursuit of lost city of Trellech – Article in The Guardian

Chepstow Castle and other castles in Wales are here Colins Wales Tourism Guide.  Please see their website for admission charges and opening times.  It is approximately a 12 minute drive form the Welsh Gatehouse.

Caldicot Castle and Country Park  –  Caldicot Castle and country park was founded by the Normans. Admission is free, except on event days when charges apply. It is Approximately a 13 minute drive from the Welsh gatehouse. Castle entry is closed in winter, but the wooded country park is open all year around.

Raglan Castle – Raglan Castle dates from the 1430s, it was built for show rather than with battle in mind, enough remains to still impress.  Please see their website for admission charges and opening times.  It is approximately a 30 minute drive from the Welsh Gatehouse.

Caerphilly Castle – The fortress is spread over a huge area making it the largest castle in Wales.  Please see their website for admission charges and opening times.  It is approximately a 45 minute drive from the Welsh Gatehouse.

National Trust – There are several National Trust properties within driving distance of the Welsh Gatehouse, including Tredegar House.  Please see the website for more details.

St Fagans National History Museum

 St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open–air museums and Wales’s most popular heritage attraction.  It takes you on a walk around Wales  from Celtic times to the present day. Admission is free. It is about 45 mins drive, and a fantastic open air museum.

Wales Millenium Centre –  national home for the performing arts in Cardiff Bay. The centre stages musicals, opera, ballet, circus and contemporary dance alongside a large programme of free performances.

Visit the Vale – Vale of Glamorgan Council, Events and Activities

Info about Chepstow Town hereChepstow Town Crier

Inter-action Training and Consultancy

Inter-action is a small company with 15 trainers, offering in-house training and coaching to organisations of all types and sizes. We run specialist, tailor-made courses that focus on all aspects of communication and personal development – for leaders, managers, and individuals. We work using techniques from NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Psychotherapy (including the Pesso Boyden System Pscyhomotor) and bring Arts into Business.

William Ayot

William is available for lectures, seminars, workshops and one to one coaching using theatrical techniques, primarily aimed at senior managers and leaders. His particular interest is topics such as Making An Impact, Bringing the Soul into the Workplace, The Power of Words, Passion and Compassion in the Workplace, and Presenting: Presence and Authenticity. He also offers poetry readings for the corporate world, and workshops at poetry venues, festivals and charitable events. Click here to read about his latest book Re-enchanting the Forest

Therapy and counselling

Juliet Grayson offers courses for both general public and therapists, and runs personal developments workshops using Pesson Boyden System Psychotherapy.  Juliet has also written a book, which is designed to help both couples dealing with problems, and therapists interested in working with couples, click here to read more about Landscapes of the Heart

Alistair Sawdays Special Places to Stay: We have been inspected and are recommended by them

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