Caerleon (Wales) Reviews
Description:Caerleon (Welsh: Caerllion) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of ... more
Caerleon (Wales) ... the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward). Caerleon saw centuries of Christian and Roman settlement and fortification before Norman invaders used this site for the steep motte of their castle in 1085. The motte had a tower, a two-towered barbican at the bottom, and the strong bailey eventually had at least a further two towers. The one tower that survives was probably erected in the middle of the 13th century. The castle was attacked and captured by the Welsh in 1217, and resisted another attack by the Welsh in 1231.
Newest Review: ... are devoted to coins, jewellery, weapons, building and there is even a stone coffin complete with partial skeleton and some old Roman gravestones. There are three cases where models of soldiers are dressed up, and a lovely mosaic on the floor. In the Capricorn Centre, which joins onto the Museum, there are several role play areas which are popular with the children. There is the barracks ... more
Customer Caerleon (Wales) Reviews (2)
by - written on 29/01/10 (Very useful, 40 readings)
Caerleon, a tiny village just outside of Newport, has meandering single lane one way streets, and one big tourist draw - the Roman Legion Museum. Part of the National Museum of Wales, it has a number of different sites in the village and entry is free. Inside the Museum itself are numerous artefacts found in and around the village as Caerleon is built on the site of the Roman Fortress of Isca. The Museum is quite small, but holds a lot - areas inside are devoted to coins, jewellery, weapons, building and there is even a stone coffin complete with partial skeleton and some old Roman gravestones. There are three cases where models of soldiers are dressed up, and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/01, updated on 13/10/01 (Very useful, 95 readings)
Caerleon is a small town, in fact little bigger than a village, inland from Newport in South Wales. Proposed as one of the possible sites of Camelot and the Court of King Arthur, in fact its history goes back even further. Set beside the River Usk, its history dates back at least two thousand years to the times of the Roman occupation and subjucation of Wales. It is the site of one of the many Roman Fortresses with which Rome controlled and ruled the local populace. The Romans named the place Isca. Our frequent visits are related to the dominant feature of the town, the Caerleon Campus of the University of Wales, College Newport, where our daughter ... Read the complete review
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