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Caerleon Fortress Baths — Access Guide

Welcome to our accessibility guidance designed to help you plan your day out and provide all the information you need.

If you require further assistance please email or call our team who will be happy to help.

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Visit Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

There is a Pay & Display car park belonging to The Bull Inn situated at the front of Caerleon Roman Baths: Google maps view

There are accessible parking bays, however charges also apply to all people parking in these bays. Payment must be made within 10 minutes of arriving. The car park is flat and there is level access to the monument entrance.

Free parking is available adjacent to the Amphitheatre, on Broadway opposite the National Legionary Museum, with designated accessible bays.

The pedestrian journey to the Roman Baths is via a tarmacked pavement with dropped curbs. There is a small area of cobbles after the zebra crossing opposite the museum.

Access to the Roman Baths is via the Bull Inn car park. The entrance is through a manual glass door situated at the rear left-hand side of the car park as you are driving in.

There is a low admissions desk.

There are no visitor toilets within the monument.

Public toilets with an accessible cubical are available near the Amphitheatre at the bottom of the coach /carpark on Broadway. There is also an accessible toilet in the museum, which is free to enter. Please be aware that there are no baby changing facilities available.

Assistance dogs only within the Roman Baths building.

Dogs on leads are welcome to visit our outdoor monuments including the Amphitheatre and Barracks complex.

Once in the Bathhouse there is a level wooden slatted walkway over the remains with one short slope towards the rear of the building. The slatted walkway is not suitable for people wearing slender/high heels.

Wheelchairs and prams with narrow wheels may have trouble when turning on the open slatted walkway. There is one folding wheelchair available on site for indoor use at the Roman Baths only.

There are two seating areas within the baths building, seating twelve in the silent movie area and three in bathhouse remains.

Please be aware that the Baths has reduced level lighting so please allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness when entering, however the interpretation panels, remains and shop are well lit.

There are three audio points and Braille information guides are available from the admission point desk in Welsh and English. One of the pleasures of visiting the Roman Baths for hearing people is experiencing the sound effects e.g. dripping water, people jumping into the pool and Roman music.

For deaf and those who are hard of hearing, a portable induction loop available and there is a good standard of written information panels throughout the Roman Baths, including three different entertaining and informative silent movies.

Lighting effects and projections with some written information helps to bring the swimming pool and Bathhouse to life.

Other considerations:

The Roman Baths is a multi-sensory experience with lighting effects, film projection, ambient sound, roman music, silent movies, replica roman items with written descriptions, audio points and touch screen games.

If you are having difficulty coping with anything during your visit, please speak to a member of the team.

There is a social story document available to help you plan your visit and to show you what you will experience throughout the site. You can request a copy by

Quieter times to visit tend to be 2.30–5pm on weekdays during school term times, as our school visits have left by that time.

Caerleon Roman Fortress Baths — Ground Plan: Interior

Caerleon Roman Fortress Baths — Ground Plan: Exterior

Caerleon Roman Fortress Amphitheatre — Ground Plan

Audio tour   
Dog bowl                                                   
Large print guides 
Loud areas / flashing lights
Parking for prams and scooters
Picnic tables 
Portable induction loops
Water refill station 
Low level ambient sound & light effects


The site is accessible in good weather — the ground is often flooded during the wetter months — visitors should also be aware that difficulties may be encountered travelling across the ground, which is uneven grass with steep grassy slopes in places.

The grass pathway to enter the arena is steep and therefore the site may not be accessible for wheelchair users.

There are concealed unprotected drops in this area, the highest being approximately five meters.


The ground is laid to grass and uneven so can be difficult to navigate. The site also features low walls that need to be navigated and so prevent access into the Barracks for wheelchair users.