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The Coral Welsh Grand National

The Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Racecourse, Thursday 27th December 2018

Image: The Coral Welsh Grand National


The Coral Welsh Grand National will return to Chepstow Racecourse on Thursday 27th December. Alongside the 7 jump races that will take place on the day (including the biggest race in Wales), there will be lots of Welsh-themed entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

This includes stunning vocal performances from the Chepstow Musical Youth Theatre, The Bridgend Male Voice Choir, and jazz band The Hipcats. There will also be a Tom Jones tribute act to provide the post-race entertainment in the Bonanza Boy marquee.

Throughout the day, there will be plenty of classic Welsh delicacies and other delicious treats for you to tuck into. From BBQ pulled pork, to Welsh faggots with mashed potato, roast beef, pizza and more! You can also grab a hot drink from the new Cwtch Coffee shop to keep you warm.


You can find out more about the race, and purchase your tickets, here.


Want to travel to this event?

A shuttle bus service provided by Newport Transport operates from Chepstow Train Station to the Racecourse via the town's bus station on Special Race Days. The service also operates from Newport Train Station direct to the Racecourse. Racegoers pay just £3 for a return ticket from Chepstow, while those travelling from Newport pay £5 for a return journey.

The timetables for these shuttle services will be available soon.

Chepstow Station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town centre. There are a number of direct and connecting trains to and from this station.


Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.


Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our ‘Cycling and Walking’ page.

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