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Celtic Manor Resort
Celtic Manor Resort

Chepstow Road, Newport NP18 2YB

5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Newport hotel is located in a regional park, within 1 mi (2 km) of Coldra Woods and Wentwood Hills Gol …

£86
avg/night
Parkway Hotel & Spa
Parkway Hotel & Spa

Cwmbran Drive, Cwmbran NP44 3UW

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bowlplex Cwmbran, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, …

£70
avg/night
Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor

Chepstow Road, Newport NP18 2LX

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Newport, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wentwood Hills Golf Course and Coldra Woods. Caerleon Roman …

£59
avg/night
Future Inns Cardiff Bay
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4JY

4.0 out of 5.0

Future Inns Cardiff Bay is a 10-minute drive from the city center and central train station, and 16 minutes from panoramic …

£62
avg/night
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and …

£50
avg/night
Kings Head Hotel
Kings Head Hotel

59-60 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EU

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Abergavenny, this hotel is steps from Borough Theatre, St Mary's Priory Church, and White Castle. Abergavenny …

£75
avg/night
Village Hotel Cardiff
Village Hotel Cardiff

29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff CF14 7EF

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whitchurch Hospital and Castell Coch. Llandaff …

£55
avg/night
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Station Approach, Cardiff CF10 1RH

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Tourist Information Centre, Principality …

£44
avg/night
Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel
Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel

Lower Mill Field, Pontypool NP4 0XB

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Pontypool, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pontypool Park, Shell Grotto, and Grosmont Castle. …

£45
avg/night
Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel
Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel

Old Gloucester Road, Bristol BS36 1RP

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in North Bristol, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Aztec West and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hollywood Bowl Bristol and …

£50
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Pocket Guide: Cardiff Isca Augusta Hotels

Isca Augusta was one of the three most important Roman fortresses in Britain, and its site can be visited at Caerleon, just outside Newport. It is just a short journey away from Cardiff city centre, so booking a hotel in Cardiff will make it easy to travel and spend a fascinating day on this historic site.

Caerleon is believed by some historians to have been the site of King Arthur’s Camelot. What is known is that the settlement, once known as Cair Lion, was listed in 830 as one of Britain’s 33 cities. It is to be found on the banks of the beautiful River Usk. Since the Romans left, the town has been variously attacked by Danes, Vikings and Saxons, as well as the Welsh themselves. The remains of the settlement are best seen on a walk around the area.

The walk begins on Broadway, which follows the line of the town’s main Roman road, which is now buried several feet below. The South West Gate was originally at the end of Broadway, and led from the fortress to the amphitheatre. The fortress covered more than 52 acres, with four gates in its stone walls. The amphitheatre was in the shape of an oval mound, with a hollow performance area in its centre, and is known by local people as King Arthur’s Round Table. The amphitheatre was large enough to hold 6,000 spectators, which was the population of the garrison.

Ahead is the site of the barracks, and to the right, turning clockwise, is Goldcroft Common, then you will come upon what was The Drovers Arms, now converted into a restaurant. This inn was used by drovers who brought their sheep to the four annual fairs, as well as to the livestock sales that were held regularly on the common. Further along is the town hall, which was built in 1836 and these days functions as the local community centre. A little further along is the National Roman Legion Museum. This is part of the National Museum of Wales, and is home to some fascinating artefacts that help to tell the story of the town’s history and heritage.

A little further along are the Roman baths. There was a great deal of care and effort involved in its construction and the complex featured an open-air swimming pool, hot, cold and warm baths, heated changing rooms as well as an exercise yard and exercise hall. Along the High Street are The Priory, The Square and the fascinating remains of the castle. Towards the end of the walk, visitors come to The Quay, a wharf and slipway that can trace its origins back to the Roman occupation.

With so much history and culture to see in the Usk Valley, the Vale of Glamorgan and other nearby areas, booking a hotel in Cardiff city centre is a great way to have a base with all the city’s attractions on one’s doorstep while having easy access to the delights of historic south Wales.

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