Romans and ruins

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Romans, Rivers & Ruins

You begin this tour with a visit to Britain's most well-preserved Roman town, Caerleon "Fort of the Legion". Explore the amphitheatre where gladiators fought to their death and their barracks for the day to day life of a Roman legionary.

Another Roman place is on our route at Caerwent, driving through this village to see a once thriving market town; more evidence of invader occupation 1900 years ago.

Next you cross the majestic Usk and Wye rivers 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, barracks, 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 only March to September)

Departs: 0900hrs

Returns: 1730hrs

Pickup point: National Museum Cardiff - map

 

Ticket prices per person (GBP) (Reduced for 2019)

Adult £45.00

Saver £40.00 (16-25yrs, 60yrs+)

Child £25.00 (5-15yrs)

Infants under 5yrs = £15.00 includes car seat if required.

*Minimum numbers apply to every tour*

 

Admissions are not included on this tour.

Tintern Abbey & Raglan Castle admissions £7.30 / £5.80 each

(day tour only available March-September)

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