Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

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Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

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The remains on view at Caerleon provide the visitor with a vivid picture of life in second-century Roman Britain. Some 12 miles down the Roman road you will come across Venta Silurum, the first town in Wales and the tribal capital of the Silures. We call it Caerwent today. If you get a chance, pop down to see its surrounding walls and the remains of shops, a Romano-Celtic temple and the forum-basilica. The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for specific times and days, including closures.
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Captainman
Newport 10 contributions
Nice walk around
Aug 2020
Lovely bit history and outdoor green, well maintained clean, the area around is also fantastic, it’s must see place if you visit Caerleon.
Written 13 August 2020
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Michael H
Carmarthen533 contributions
Impressive display of Roman skills
Mar 2020 • Friends
We were restricted to the baths by the weather. Note the amphitheatre is currently closed due to the ground conditions. The baths and the associated displays are well worth a visit showing the scale and civilised nature of Roman society so very long ago. There is plenty of pay and display parking just outside of the museum. If in the area add it to your list. It is a Cadw property so members have free access and English Heritage members get a significant discount.
Written 10 March 2020
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Gareth
Cardiff, UK42 contributions
Interesting few hours out
Feb 2020
Pretty village, entertaining for young children. Plenty of walking. Worth a few hours out. The kids particularly enjoyed the man dressed up as a Roman soldier. Kids will like it
Written 5 March 2020
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TheWrenReviews
Cardiff, UK18 contributions
Roman immersion
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a great welcome on the Saturday in Feb that we visited. A really knowledgable intro from the desk staff at the baths helped to set the scene. I think we were lucky that we arrived first thing, off season, and so had the place to ourselves to explore.

Some great work has been done here Across Caerleon to uncover and preserve what remains - couldn’t believe how much is here and how huge this garrison town would have been.

Loved what they had done with the scene setting in the baths and the press button commentaries. Made learning even more fun!
Written 16 February 2020
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Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths and our staff helped set the scene for your visit, I will pass on your kind comments to them.
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ES12
Reading, UK538 contributions
Fortress and baths sites are both worth visiting
Feb 2020
The fortress site is in the open air. I was impressed by the size of the fortress site. If you go to the National Roman Legion Museum you will see a mock up of an eight bedded room and kit room, which helps to make sense of the barracks site. There is open access to the site. The baths museum site is entered through the public park. The site is run by CADW and has a small charge. There are walkways above the remains of the baths which give you a good view. The lighting has been done very well.
Written 11 February 2020
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Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths and also enjoyed the National Roman Legion Museum too.
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Sean H
29 contributions
Very Cool
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were staying at the Priory in Caerleon and decided to walk around town. Stumbled upon these baths and decided to pay a few pounds to see them. Very glad we did!
Written 3 February 2020
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Many thanks for your kind review! Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths.
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Rob S
Gold Coast, Australia946 contributions
Informative look at ancient Roman influence in Wales
Dec 2019
The Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths consists of a few attractions, including the Legion museum and the ancient auditorium used for gladiatorial games. While the Baths is a small cost, the others are free.
Written 10 January 2020
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alwales135
Brisbane, Australia81 contributions
Fun for what it is
Jan 2020 • Family
We stopped here on the way back to England and had a lovely time. It wasn’t spectacular but it was quite well done and the baths were interesting. The museum was well done and full of Roman artefacts. The amphitheatre was closed on the day we went which was a disappointment as to look at it from the road didn’t provide the experience we were hoping for. All in all we had a lovely couple of hours.
Written 9 January 2020
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victoriacox_wall
Newport, UK174 contributions
Well worth a visit!
Dec 2019 • Family
I’ve always enjoyed visiting this site, having taken loads of school kids over the years. The museum has been refurbished and looks bright and welcoming, the staff were lovely and keen to greet and help. Lots of artefacts and photos, I paid for the children to make the clay Roman decoration (£1.50 each), a good addition to the visit. The “doctor” in the garden room was brilliant, so in character and knowledgeable when talking to the children about Roman illnesses and the use of honey to cure all!
We also went to the amphitheatre and remains of the barracks, I knew a modicum of the history and explained to the children. It’s such a great experience to stand inside where the soldiers did. Fantastic, on the doorstep and pretty much free!
Written 23 December 2019
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David L
7 contributions
Roman day out
Nov 2019 • Family
Really lovely time. Roman baths were really interesting,informative & had lot of interactive media. Museum(where the toilets are) is packed with things for kids to do, has a nice 'Roman' garden & the museum itself has some really interesting exhibits. Place to park is by the ampitheatre, opp the rugby club. Well worth walking round here & visiting the remains If the Roman barracks. You can also walk down to the river & further.
Written 27 November 2019
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