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An attractive Riverside town with a selection of eating and drinking places near the City of Newport

The Fortress of the Legion

Caerleon was one of the most important military sites in Britain under the Roman Empire. It was the home of the 2nd Augustan Legion, housing 6000 soldiers and horsemen, an amphitheatre, baths, shops and temples.Today, this is brought to life at the imaginatively displayed Fortress Baths which was once a "giant leisure centre" with heated changing rooms, swimming pool, huge gymnasium and bath halls. Open: Every day, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day, closed Sunday mornings October-March. Admission: Adults £2.90, Concessions £2.50, Family (2 adults 3 children) £8.30.Tel: 01633 422518 Visit: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

The National Roman Legion Museum

The museum graphically portrays the daily life of the garrison with life-size models and an exciting "hands-on" section for children. Open: Every day, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day, closed Sunday mornings. Admission: Free Tel: 01633 423134 Visit: www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/caerleon

The Amphitheatre

Designed to hold 6000 spectators, this, and the barracks, currently the only Roman barrack blocks visible in Europe, are open free to the public all year, except for occasional events. Legend has it that Caerleon was the first of King Arthur's courts, the amphitheatre allegedly being the site of the Round Table, and of his coronation. Arthur is also believed to have fought one of his twelve main battles in the town. Open: All year round. Admission: Free Visit: www.caerleon.net/intro/

The Ffwrwm Arts and Craft Centre

Nestling in the glories of an 18th century walled garden, the courtyard here contains several craft shops, a tea room/restaurant, an art gallery and a sculpture garden. Open: All year round. Admission: Free Tel: 01633 430777 Visit: www.caerleon.net/intro/ffwrwm.htm

Caerleon Arts Festival

An annual summer event which has created the legacy of an interesting sculpture trail. Visit: www.caerleon-arts.org

The Roman town of Isca

From M4 Eastbound exit junction 26 Westbound exit junction 25 then follow signs to Caerleon Buses Regular bus service from Newport and Cwmbran by Newport Transport Services 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2X and 7D run every 15 mins (hourly Sundays) Train Intercity, Newport Railway Station Air Cardiff & Bristol International Airports are less than one hour's drive away

The most varied and fascinating roman site in britain

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The Amphitheatre Roman Barracks Goldcroft Common The Drovers Arms Town Hall St Cadoc's Church The National Roman Legion Museum The Charity School Priory House Fortress Baths Ye Olde Bull Inn The Priory The Square Arthur Machen's Birthplace The White Hart Caerleon House Ffwrwm Arts & Crafts Centre Castle Remains & Mynde Wall Roman Catholic Church The Methodist Church The Hanbury & The Quay Caerleon Bridge The Toll House White Lion House Isca Grange The Bell Inn Fortress Walls

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Toilets Bus Stop Tourist Information Centre Site of Roman Fortress Cashpoint Restaurants & Tea Rooms

Bagan Tandoori 2 Cross Street Tel: 01633 422489 Curro's Restaurant 4 Cross Street Tel: 01633 421857 Ffwrwm Restaurant & Tea Room High Street Tel: 01633 430238 The Priory Restaurant High Street Tel: 01633 421241 Phoenix Garden Chinese Restaurant 9 High Street (above Boleros) Tel: 01633 431166/431167 Y Popty Deli & Bakery 31 Backhall Street Tel: 01633 430323

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The Priory ### High Street Tel: 01633 421241 The Roman Lodge ## Ponthir Road Tel: 01633 420534 Broadway Tel: 01633 430101 Lavender House #### 13 Eastfield Way, The Lodge Tel: 01633 422261 Sarum House #### Mill Street Tel: 01633 431225 Garden House ### 20 High Street Tel: 01633 430194 Great House ### Isca Road Tel: 01633 420216 Ty-Capten Farm ### LLandegfedd, Nr Caerleon Tel: 01633 450632 The Granary ## Llanhennock, Nr Caerleon Tel: 01633 422888

Self-Catering 10 G The Barn ####

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B&Bs and Guesthouses Radford House #####

Candwr Lane, Ponthir, Nr Caerleon Tel: 07789 588325 or 01633 430573 The Granary ## Llanhennock, Nr Caerleon Tel: 01633 430871

Group Accommodation

University of Wales, Newport ### Caerleon Campus Tel: 01633 432800

Accommodation out of Caerleon Celtic Manor Resort #####

Off M4 Junction 24 Tel: 01633 413000 Hilton #### Chepstow Road, Langstone Tel: 01633 413737 Holiday Inn #### Chepstow Road Tel: 01633 412777

Welcome Host Welcome Host is a customer care award. Green Dragon Environmental Standard is awarded for positive environmental practices. Access Statement Business Star Gradings ##### Exceptional Quality #### Excellent Quality ### Very Good Quality ## Good Quality # Fair to Good Quality

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The Newbridge #### Tredunnock, Nr Usk Tel: 01633 451001

Towards Usk

Caerleon Tourist Information Centre 5 High Street, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1AE Tel/Fax: 01633 422656 [email protected] for tourist information/maps/bed bookings/walks leaflets/events information or Visit: www.caerleon.net For all public transport enquiries Traveline Cymru 0870 608 2 608 or Visit: www.traveline-cymru.org.uk For information on Open Top Bus Tours Worldwide City 01708 866000 or Visit: www.opentopsightseeingtours.co.uk

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information within this leaflet, Newport City Council cannot be held liable for inaccuracies and details provided are subject to change

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