Group attractions - Caerleon

Event at Caerleon 2005. Ian Irving


As the home of the 2nd Augustan Legion housing 6,000 soldiers and horsemen, Caerleon was once one of the most important military sites in Britain under the Roman Empire.

Today, Caerleon is an attractive historic town with a number of fascinating historic sites and attractions, and a selection of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, making it the perfect destination for groups of all ages.   

Aspects of Roman life can be discovered around the town, with the Amphitheatre and Barracks; The Roman Legion Museum, which portrays the life of the garrison; and the Fortress Baths, which was once a giant leisure centre.  

Classical literary works link King Arthur and his court, Camelot, to Caerleon, placing his coronation there, with the Amphitheatre said to be the site of his legendary Round Table.  

Attractions are within walking distance of each another, relieving guides of the hassle of organising different pick-up and drop-off points.  

The Caerleon Pavilion offers groups an all-weather facility which can be used for group talks. For information about a local tour guide, click here

With free coach parking and attractions, free themed talks, just 3 miles off the M4, and a short distance from the city of Newport, Caerleon is the ideal location to be incorporated into a day tour.

Please note:

.........if using Google directions to Caerleon, do not travel via Pillmawr Road. This is a single track road with passing places, tight bends and steep inclines, and is not at all suitable for minibuses or coaches.

If you would like literature for your group members to accompany the visit, see the leaflets and maps to download page, or email for postal deliveries of larger numbers.

You may be especially interested in the ‘Caerleon Sheet’ and ‘Visiting Caerleon’ publications, but there are plenty of other local information leaflets which may be useful. 

Estimated time - half-day


Free coach parking

Free attractions

Meals available


Disabled toilets

Accommodation on site

Group venue hire

Tour guides available



For further information about Caerleon, contact one of the local information centres.