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Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor

Chepstow Road, Newport NP18 2LX

3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (594 reviews)

Situated in Newport, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of University of Wales-Newport, Newport Transporter Bridge, and …

£59
ibis budget Newport
ibis budget Newport

164 Malpas Road, Newport NP20 5PP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (45 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Newport Cathedral and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Newport …

£29
Parkway Hotel & Spa
Parkway Hotel & Spa

Cwmbran Drive, Cwmbran NP44 3UW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (137 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Newport Cathedral, Isca Augusta, and Newport …

£70
Days Inn Magor
Days Inn Magor

Roadchef Motorway Service Area, Newport NP26 3YL

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (103 reviews)

Situated in Newport, this hotel is 5.6 mi (9 km) from University of Wales-Newport and within 12 mi (20 km) of Newport …

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The Coach & Horses Inn & Restaurant
The Coach & Horses Inn & Restaurant

Dewstow Road, Newport NP26 5AX

2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Situated in Newport, this inn is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Chepstow Castle and within 12 mi (20 km) of Chepstow Racecourse and …

£70
One Planet Society - Caravan Park
One Planet Society - Caravan Park

Rudry Common, Caerphilly CF83 3EF

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Caerphilly, this caravan park/campground is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Caerphilly Castle and within 9 mi (15 km) of …

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Hilton Cardiff
Hilton Cardiff

Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3HH

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (908 reviews)

In the center of town, Hilton Cardiff is across from Cardiff Castle and around the corner from the main shopping district. …

£84
The Royal Hotel Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF101DW

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (576 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff …

£45
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Station Approach, Cardiff CF10 1RH

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (344 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff …

£48
Llansantffraed Court Hotel
Llansantffraed Court Hotel

Old Raglan Road, Abergavenny NP7 9BA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated on a lake, this historic hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Raglan Castle and 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from Borough Theatre. …

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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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