Caerleon

Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.
Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.Caerleon is located in the Newport region of Wales, United Kingdom.

General Information

Caerleon is located in the Newport region of WalesUnited Kingdom and is one of only three fortress settlements in Britain which were built for the Roman's legionary troops.  The other two are York and Chester.  

Caerleon is known for its history as a site of archaeological importance from the Roman legionary fortress Isca Augusta to the Iron Age hill fort.  The Wales National Roman Legion Museum is situated here as well as the Roman Baths Museum, which are strong tourist attractions.  The marked heritage trail around the Roman fortress is popular with tourists and a marked outing for schools.

The River Usk flows alongside the town, with the area being centred around a small common - Goldcroft Common.  Most of the businesses of the town, including the Tourist Information Centre, are near the common.  

Caerleon is the base for the annual Arts Festival held in July.  It includes tree sculptors from around the world and afterwards many of the considerable sculptures can be seen around the town.  Annually during the Arts Festival, the Roman military re-enactment at the amphitheatre takes place.

Things to do and see in Caerleon​

There are many attractions in and around Caerleon​​​​ to keep all ages of tourists entertained.  Some of the activities are :-

  • Roman Amphitheatre - live music events, visual arts are staged
  • Caerleon Castle
  • Heritage trail - historic sites
  • Usk Valley Walk - follows the river
  • Cycling routes
  • Golf courses in the vicinity of Caerleon
  • The Millennium Wildlife Garden - nature garden on the banks of the River Usk 
  • Celtic Manor - private sport and leisure facilities
  • National Roman Legion Museum - excavated artefacts, including a collection of engraved gemstones
  • Saint Cadoc's Church
  • The Roman Baths Museum
  • Round Tower
  • Toll House at Caerleon Bridge

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Caerleon​

There is a variety of accommodation options in and around this town;  from bed and breakfasts and guest houses to inns.  Please view the accommodation directory which gives tourists an extensive choice.

Restaurants and Businesses in Caerleon​

There are a few restaurants, cafés and take-away food outlets in Caerleon.   The Ffwrrwm is a unique shopping courtyard with a diverse display of sculpture.    

The restaurant and business directories will provide more information, or you can add your own free business listing.

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