Caerleon in Newport is a fascinating town in which to enjoy a self-catering holiday. Visitors young and old will be intrigued by the town’s Roman history and National Roman Legion Museum which is housed within the remains of a Roman Military Fortress. Surrounded by tranquil countryside and close to Welsh hills and the Valley of Usk, this town is also a great base from which to discover some of the area’s natural beauty. It should also be noted that the wondrous Brecon Beacons National Park is also only 35 minutes away by car.
Advice on Cottage Holidays in Caerleon
The town’s heritage trail guides you through some of Caerleon’s best sights, which include a Roman Ampitheate which is now largely grassed over. The town’s Tourist Information Centre is a great free resource and worth a visit for hints, tips and free brochures on local attractions.
Keen walkers will be drawn to holidaying in this area. There are many fantastic walks on offer within the Cwmbran Hills and the Usk Valley with its impressive 50 miles of walks can be found between Caerleon and Brecon. For some of the most stunning views, walk by Sugarloaf Mountain, through National Trust land, near Abergavenny. More wonderful walks and hiking opportunities are to be found within the vast and dramatic landscape of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
When holidaying in Caerleon if you are planning on doing a lot of walking, why not book a cottage with a hot tub where you can relax those aching muscles? Another great option for relaxation could be a cottage with a sauna.
Book a Caerleon cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Newport on holiday.