Romans and ruins

in more detail....

Romans, Rivers & Ruins

You begin this tour with a visit to Britain's most preserved Roman town - Caerleon - "Fort of the Legion". Explore the amphitheatre where gladiators fought to their death, the bath house around which much of a Roman soldier's life revolved and the National Legionary Museum displaying all the archaeology of a way of life which existed almost 2000 years ago.

Another Roman place is on our route at Caerwent as we drive through this village to see what was once a thriving market town more evidence of invader occupation 1900 years ago.

You cross the majestic rivers Usk and Wye to reach the spectacular monastic ruin at Tintern Abbey, trailing in the footsteps of the Cistercian Monks with tales of dedication and treachery.

Lunch is taken at your leisure at the nearby Abbey Mill Craft Centre. Maybe a walk along the banks of the River Wye before or after lunch.

We continue onto Raglan Castle described as the finest late-medieval fortress in Britain - a majestic Welsh castle - with wonderful views of the Monmouthshire countryside along the way.


Tour itinerary:

Caerleon: Roman amphitheatre, fortress baths, Legionary Museum, Caerwent: Celtic-Romano city, Wye Valley: Tintern Abbey*, Wye Valley: Abbey Mill Craft Centre (lunch & walks), Raglan Castle*- admissions not included.


Departure days: Every Wednesday & Saturday

(available March-September)

Departs: 0900hrs

Returns: 1730hrs

Pickup point: National Museum Cardiff - map


Ticket prices per person (GBP) (2018)

Adult £48.00

Saver £43.00 (16-25yrs, 60yrs+)

Child £28.00 (6-15yrs)

Infants 5yrs and under = free

*Minimum numbers apply to every tour*


** Admissions are not included on this tour.

(Tintern Abbey & Raglan Castle admissions approx £4.50 per person)

(available March-September)

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