At the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon, you will learn what made the Romans a formidable force.
You'll see how they lived, slept and ate; how they marched and practised for battle; which gods they worshipped, and which jewels they wore and valued.
10 minutes east of Cardiff (just off the M4) is a little town called Caerleon. Once a major Roman fort, there is still the remains of a ampitheatre, and a Roman baths, now enclosed in a museum, which also houses various exhibitions and artefacts. Admission £2.10 (free for under 19's). For further details try www.caerleon.net, or www.nmgw.ac.uk/rlm/index.en
Caerleon often referred to as the ‘city of the legions’ was the site of the Roman Fortress of Isca. It was the permanent home of the Legio II Augusta, named after the emperor Augustus who had raised or possibly reformed the second legion. The site was first occupied c 75AD by Sextus Julius Frontinus who had been instructed by Emperor