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Caerwent Roman Town

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Address: Caerwent NP26 5AU, Wales
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+44 1443 336000
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great site to walk the Roman Wall and explore the other sites

Free parking and toilets make a great start. The post office sells the guide but this is at the other end of the town so get a Cadw guide first and then drive up and park. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free parking and toilets make a great start. The post office sells the guide but this is at the other end of the town so get a Cadw guide first and then drive up and park. There is a numbered route that takes you around the walls which are impressive and high in some places. Enter into the town and... More 

Thank MarkGWalsall
Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Be forewarned - some of the pictures on earlier reviews of high Roman walls do not appear to be this archaeological site which is clearly represented on its cadw website as having only foundations, as I discovered. I was travelling along my castle route when I came across a sign off to the right to a Roman Town site. Well,... More 

Thank Archaeobuff
Bristol, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

If your into to History of the Romans nowhere better to come and see where they lived.Free car park with toilets (disabled and baby,very clean) .Follow the signs round the village and see the remains of shops and homes plus the wall of the fort (all free).Also visit the church for some more interesting facts worth the visit just to... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Charleston, South Carolina
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250 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Just off the A48, west of Chepstow is the small village of Caerwent which is built on and around Roman ruins. Many of the ruins have been excavated and one can walk around to see how the ancient town was laid out. here is a free parking lot near the ruins and display boards at different points.The walk is dog... More 

Thank spaqueen_9
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We have just spent a rather chilly day exploring the roman ruins at Caerwent and I was stunned at how accessible they are. They have been carefully excavated and explored and left on display for anyone who takes the notion. There are no entrance or parking charges, well done Wales! There are helpful displays explaining what the ruins used to... More 

3 Thank Georgina O
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We spent two weeks in the Forest of Dean and Wales and this was my 12 year old son's favourite place. We visited the amphitheatre, the barracks, the baths and the Museum. The baths are amazing with a water scene projected into the baths and relaxing music playing. the amphitheatre is really impressive and there was a Roman actor talking... More 

4 Thank 676Sarah676
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

The village is built within the best preseved roman towns in Briton. The walls on three sides are still high enough to walk either on top of or alongside. the best way to enter is from the newport side and park in the free barn car park. from there you can walk to some of the ruins on display, and... More 

1 Thank Neil G
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This was the largest Roman garrison in Britain and what's been excavated is a must for anyone interested in this period, or in history generally. If you've found this review useful please click 'Helpful' below.

5 Thank Ian W
Bristol, UK
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

A wonderful place to visit, steeped in history and relatively untouched by modern construction. The walls alone are well worth a visit, and a rarity in the UK. Don't miss the Romano-British temple, shops, villa and forum-basicila. Good car park, local Post Office sells snacks. Oh, and like most CADW sites it is dog friendly!

3 Thank th7dude
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Lovely to see the old roman wall remains, nice walk around especially on a warm day, local pub serving meals within walking distance

1 Thank loogie a

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