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image for Roman Remains item typeCaerleon Roman Fortress & Baths (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Roman Remains, £2.50-£4.20

VW VAQAS, CADW

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Address

High Street,
Caerleon,
NP18 1AE

Details

The luxury and bloodshed of life in a Roman fortress

Life was hard for a Roman legionary in first-century Wales. When he wasn’t cooped up in his barracks or being barked at by a centurion he was out risking his life in skirmishes with ancient Britons.

But here in Isca, one of just three permanent legionary fortresses in Britain, there were compensations. He could always hang out with his friends at the fortress baths – or take a stroll to the amphitheatre to watch the gladiators.

Inside a modern covered building in today’s Caerleon you can still explore the remains of the immense natatio, or open-air swimming pool, that once held more than 80,000 gallons of water. Thanks to the wonders of film projection you’ll glimpse a Roman soldier still diving the depths today.

You can also see the cramped rooms where the men slept and stored their weapons – the only Roman legionary barracks still on view in Europe.

And you can walk through the great north entrance into the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain and imagine the din of 6,000 people baying for blood.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Regional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 March - 31 October 2019 - Daily 9.30 am to 5pm.
1 November 2019 - 29 February 2020 Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Prices

Prices valid from 1 April 2019:
Adult £4.20
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £2.50
Senior £3.40
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £12.20

Location

Directions

See location of Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths (Cadw) on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: ST 340905  Lat: 51.60953 Long: -2.95404

M4 Westbound Junction 25 & B4596 to Caerleon or Eastbound Junction 26 & A4051/B4596 to Caerleon. Continue over the river bridge/B4236 into the town.
Bus Route Nos. 27D, 28A - E/X Newport - Caerleon or Route Nos. 29, 29B Newport - Cwmbran.
Bike NCN Route No.46 (4km/2.5mls).

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Newport station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired