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Visit the home of South Wales racing

When a group of Welsh dignitaries saw that South Wales was lacking a well equipped racecourse in the 1920s, they took matters into their own hands, and raised the funds to build Chepstow Racecourse. It was an unalloyed success on its opening in 1926, when the first race was watched by 20,000 people. Today, it's home to several high-profile races, including the Welsh Grand National and the Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle.

Take in Chepstow's charms

The historical town of Chepstow, set alongside the rivers Wye and Severn, is a delightful place to spend a few days, with its ancient architecture, public art and good shopping. Chepstow Castle, the oldest surviving stone castle in the country, is also a major draw for tourists - as is the surrounding countryside.

Enjoy Nearby Newport

Around 15 miles west of the racecourse is Newport, a town which today, thanks to extensive regeneration, is an extremely attractive destination, with the Riverfront Arts Centre and Friars Walk shopping centre among its highlights.

Looking for accommodation Near Chepstow Racecourse? Travelodge Bristol Severn View M48 Hotel, just across the Severn Bridge, is ideal, while Travelodge Newport Central Hotel is convenient for those planning to visit Newport also.