Caerwent Roman Town

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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.

An archaeologist’s paradise. Tribal capital of the Silures (Venta Silurum) - impressive fourth-century walls standing up to 17 feet (5.2m) high. Excavated houses, forum-basilica and a Romano-British temple also remain.The West Gate barns area provides car parking, level access to toilet facilities and interpretation panels. Impressive remains include walls still standing up to 17ft/5m, excavated houses, market-place and Romano-British temple.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Caerwent is off the A48 between Newport and Chepstow; follow brown signs to Roman Town/Roman City.Bus Route number 73 Newport –Chepstow

Accessible by Public Transport: Caldicot station is 3 miles away.

Caerwent Roman Town

Type:Roman Remains

Caerwent, Caldicot, NP26 5BA

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* Daily 10am - 4pm

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