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Explore Roman Caerleon

 The Romans knew a thing or two about location - and the established a Legionary Fortress at Caerleon (Isca to the Romans) at a key cross point on the River Usk. The Legio II Augusta were based here 75 to 300AD.

A visit to Caerleon has to include the Legionary Museum, the Roman Baths, the Barracks and the Amphitheatre, which together will help to create a picture of what it was like to live here as a Roman soldier, or one of the camp followers.

However, Caerleon has a much deeper past to explore, with a castle, The Priory Hotel in the centre of the village dating back to the 12th century, and links to the King Arthur myths. There are some great shops and places to stop and absorb the atmosphere of this ancient community.

By the way, if you want to see the best Roman Walls in the UK (according to guides at Hadrian's Wall), then stop off in Caerwent, the Roman market town, established in around 75AD, another great place to explore the Roman way of life.


National Roman Legion Museum

Gems and gravestones at the Roman Legionary Museum

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Plan your visit to the Roman Baths

Caerleon Amphitheatre

Explore our Roman Amphitheatre

Caerwent Roman Town

The best Roman Walls in the UK - Caerwent

Cooper's Vintage

Unique gifts and pieces of art from Cooper's Vintage

Bringing Caerleon to life

Ancient Roman Fort of Caerleon

Time Team in Caerleon

A visit to Caerleon

Time Team in Caerwent

This project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together.

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