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Overview

A glimpse into a Romanised market town

Perhaps its sleepy location in off-the-beaten-track rural border country is the reason why Caerwent, Venta Silurum to the Romans, is one of those ‘best kept’ secrets. Its thunder has certainly been stolen by nearby Caerleon (Isca), one of Britain’s most important Roman towns. Caerwent, established in about AD 75–80, served as a settlement of the Silures, a native tribe who became Romanised following the conquest of Britain. It was a busy place complete with public baths, spread out in a typical well-ordered Roman grid.

Impressive remains include walls still standing up to 17ft/5m, excavated houses, market-place and Romano-British temple.


Opening times

Daily 10am - 4pm

Car park and toilets closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.


Prices

Category Price
Admission
Free

Facilities

Bikes access icon Car park icon Disabled access icon Dogs welcome icon No drones icon No smoking icon Picnic tables icon Toilets icon

Directions

Road
Follow signs off A48 between Newport and Chepstow
Rail
Caldicot 4km/2.4mls
Bus
Route number 73 Newport –Chepstow

Postcode NP26 5BA.

For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.