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“Interesting Visit for an American”

Caerleon Roman Baths
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Caerleon
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Interesting Visit for an American”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I did not know what to expect, but the thought of 2000 year old buildings, for an American is something. For most locals it is probably nothing remarkable. It was a little difficult to find, and we parked in front of the bath house (0.50 pounds). The tourist building is built above the baths and there are a set of interesting displays and pre-recorded audio and video. The video was a bit childish, but the audio was reasonable. It is a very easy indoor, air conditioned walk of maybe 100 meters around the pool area. The lighting for the pool surface was very creative.

The amphitheater was about a 300m walk away and is really just a pit of stones in a big open field. It was the only one ive seen personally, so the realization that it seated up to 6000 people, and that a lot of people died in that pit, was startling. For a 1500 year old ruin or so, it was remarkable, though both the bath house and the amphitheater only took about 90 minutes... its a diversion, not a destination for a day.

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

For the person that is into trios sort of thing it must be great to look at the things they have here but it's just not for me I know there's things here over 2,000 years old but it just seems like some rocks sticking out of the ground really.

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Interesting to think that anything 2,000 years old is even still there!
Worth driving by for a look!

Visited August 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

When I was in Caerleon campus studying, I used to come down and sit and read in the amphitheatre. The museum is so interesting that no many times you go, there's always something you missed. It's really interactive and that's one of my favourite things about the place. You can touch the walls and feel like you are back in the Roman times because you're surrounded in quiet countryside. It's easy to get to from Newport Bus station and it's really nice to visit on your own. It's also free apart from catching the bus there, but unless you plan on having a pub lunch, I'd suggest you grab something to eat like a sandwich whilst in Newport and take it to the spot as there's not a lot of shops there.

Visited May 2014
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Southfield, Michigan
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“To stand were Roman soldiers once stood”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This place was magnificent. I wish I had been able to spend more time in Caerleon. Not only the fortress, but the amphitheater, the baths, and the city itself. All screamed enjoy the history I present to you.

Visited June 2014
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