I have often read about Caerleon Roman Fortress and was delighted to find out that I would have to pass by to get to the Brecon Beacons, my main destination for this bank holiday weekend. The amphitheatre is just outside the Roman fortress of which a substantial amount can still be seen.
As for the fort, half of it is has been built over but the part that remains shows the wall in the classic playing card shape with towers visible. As one of three permanent legionary fortresses in Britain, this is the most intact as the ones in Chester and York have been been built over. The main fortress attraction are the hugely impressive barrack area, the only Roman legionary barracks visible in Europe.
As mentioned, this was a quick visit before a weekend of trekking on the nearby Brecon Beacons.
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