Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

For the nearby National Museum of Wales centre, see National Roman Legion Museum.
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths
Museum location in Newport, Wales
Location Caerleon, Newport, Wales
Coordinates 51°36′36″N 2°57′19″W / 51.61005°N 2.95529°W / 51.61005; -2.95529
Type Archaeological museum
Owner Cadw
Website Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths
Interior of the Roman Baths Museum

The Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, also known as the Roman Baths Museum, is located in Caerleon in the city of Newport, south-east Wales. It is run by the Welsh historic environment service - Cadw.

Background and history

Main articles: Isca Augusta and Caerleon

Roman Wales was the farthest point west that the Roman Empire in Roman Britain extended to, and as a defence point the fortress at Caerleon, built in 75 AD, was one of only three permanent Roman Legionary fortresses in Roman Britain. It was occupied and operational for just over 200 years.

The Roman Baths Museum lies inside what remains of the fortress of Isca Augusta close to the National Roman Legion Museum. The baths museum has a covered walkway over part of the remains of the military bath house.

The baths museum is administered by Cadw, as are the remains of Isca Augusta within a short walk of the baths museum:

There were over 40,000 visitors to the Baths in 2012.[1]

See also


  1. "Caerleon's Roman baths get record visitor figures". South Wales Argus. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2015.

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