Caerwent Roman Town

Caerwent Roman Town: Hours, Address, Caerwent Roman Town Reviews: 4.5/5

Caerwent Roman Town
4.5
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Rich P
Cardiff, UK132 contributions
What a find
Aug 2021 • Family
Some excellent Roman ruins with good sign posting to help you understand what you’re looking at. It is set out over a decent sized area and on a nice day you can take your time and really enjoy.
Written August 11, 2021
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ejmk_2013
Weston super Mare, UK251 contributions
Very Interesting and Peaceful
Jun 2021 • Family
I can't believe it's taken us so long to check out these Roman ruins, but so glad we did.

On a lovely hot and sunny day we seemed to be the only people visiting so not only was it a really interesting visit, it was also so quiet and peaceful with just birdsong to keep us company.

Finished the trip with a pleasant walk around the city walls, ending up in the Coach and Horses.

A great afternoon.
Written June 8, 2021
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Fliss
Plymouth, UK5 contributions
Such a varied and rather well-preserved set of ruins
Sep 2020
This is a wonderful place to visit. I took my sons (7yo & 11yo) as nearby Caerleon was closed, and was amazed at what we found. Parking is free, as is entrance, and we spent all day wondering around a really varied set of ruins. We'd been studying the Romans during Covid homeschooling, and the boys loved being among real ruins and imaginging what life would have been like in that place (aided by a couple of history books we brought along). It's one of the most complete and varied set of ruins I've seen in the UK and really recommend to anyone interested in Roman history.

We also did the guided walk they offer - great for all ages, although some steps and a little uneven in places. The pub is conveniently located halfway for lunch, and it's family friendly with a great variety of food.
Written September 30, 2020
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jeff prince
Chepstow, UK27 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2020
Very interesting. A well presented visitor centre with comprehensive audio visual presentations of the various sights. A very pleasant walk with good information and splendid views
Written September 25, 2020
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John M
Bristol, UK71 contributions
A Real Picture of Roman Britain
Aug 2019 • Friends
The Romans, after conquering the local Silures tribe in the 70sAD, built for them a town known as Venta, Silurium (Silures Marketplace). Mostly only the footprints of the Roman buildings remain, but you can clearly see where the forum, temple, rows of shops, and an urban villa, stood complete with hypocaust (underfloor heating). There are more Roman artefacts in the local church, and plenty of visual aids to assist your understanding. But the most impressive feature is the town wall, built late in the Roman period, still standing several metres high and enclosing most of the town. The fact that in the intervening centuries local people (descendents of the Silures?) have built houses, pubs, and shops within the square Km of the Roman town is a pity... but life goes on!
There's free parking and you can wander round the old Roman town at your leisure at no cost. A public toilet and several refreshment places are available. Fascinating for anyone who wants the feel of Roman Britain.
Written July 22, 2020
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Diane H
Northampton, UK155 contributions
Well worth a visit
Nov 2019 • Couples
The remains here are extensive particularly the Roman walls which are 10 feet high in places. There is a suggested walk route past the main points of interest and this is mainly well signed and explained
Written November 9, 2019
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bizzylizzy2095
Caerwent, UK4 contributions
Lucky to live here
Feb 2019
Lived in this lovely village since 2002. It's the best roman remains in the UK and loads of it. The village post office sells a little book that will tell you all about it for less than £5.
Written November 6, 2019
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naomihodge
Hereford, UK16 contributions
Great walk and info to read
Oct 2019 • Family
Enjoyed a walk around the walls and visit to various ruins. Great information to read at different points.
Written October 19, 2019
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Tom H
Santa Cruz, CA331 contributions
Interesting - especially the old forum with the original floor
Jun 2019 • Couples
While driving to Port Eynon we stopped off in little Caerwent (five miles west of Chepstow) to see the roman ruins of the ancient city of Venta Silurum. When driving up to Caerwent you are actually on the old roman road and as you enter the town and leave it you are driving through the original roman entrances. Much of the original walls that surrounded and protected Venta Silurum are still in existence. There is a nice parking lot with bathrooms and some information displays clearly marked from the main road. There is a natural pattern following the paved walkway with interpretive signs along the way. The old building foundations were interesting but the best was, 1.) the ruins of the old forum that had been cleared and you can see the original tiled floor and get a sense of how big a space it was, and, 2.) the temple to Jupiter which must have been on the small side but you see the enclosed area which was the holiest site. I wouldn’t drive a couple hundred miles to see Caerwent but if you’re close its definitely worth an hour of your time.
Written August 3, 2019
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Sergio
Eastbourne, UK362 contributions
Roman ruins
Jul 2019 • Couples
Impressive Roman walls near small village. Roman archaeology inside church and remains of shops, houses and a basilica. All worth a walk and a visit
Written July 17, 2019
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