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Caerleon Roman Fortress
- Caerleon Roman Fortress
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- Ancient Rome
- Northern Europe
- 0AD - 99AD
- National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff Castle,
Caerwent Roman Town, Wales National Roman Legion Museum,
about Caerleon Roman Fortress
Caerleon Roman Fortress is home to the impressive remains of a first century Roman legionary barracks, fortifications, amphitheatre and baths. In fact, they are said to be Europe’s only such barracks on display.
Built in approximately 75AD, the Caerleon Roman Fortress was known as Isca and would have been home to the Second Augustan Legion. Spread over 50-acres, it would have housed approximately 5,000 people and was in use for some 200 years.
Today, the well-preserved ruins of Caerleon Roman Fortress offer a fascinating insight into life at a Roman fort on the edge of the Empire. Amongst the highlights are its grand bathhouse, 6,000-seater amphitheatre begun in 90AD and the L-shaped barracks themselves.
The nearby National Roman Legion Museum contains a number of fascinating exhibits detailing finds and artefacts from the site.
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Address: High Street, Caerleon, Newport City, Newport, NP18 1AE
Phone: +44 (0) 1633 422518
Located in the centre of Caerleon, Gwent on the outskirts of Newport. Just off the high street.
The amphitheatre and barracks are usually open 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. Last entry 30 min. before closing. Entry is free. Closed 24-26 December and 1 January.
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