History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Excavations in the early 20th century revealed Roman building remnants and a partial mosaic. Excavators unearthed Roman coins and pottery. The rectangular layout suggests that the 'castle' was in fact a high-status Roman villa built by an elite family of the local Silures tribe who had adapted to Roman life.
The site is about 600 metres to the north east of Caerwent Roman town. It is not signposted and can be difficult to find. An OS map is really useful. The site is shown as 'Castle Tump ROMAN BUILDING (Remains of)' and lies at OS grid reference ST472911 beyond the north end of Dinham Road.
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About Caerwent Castle
Address: Caerwent, Monmouthshire, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: off A48 between Newport and Chepstow
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Caerwent Roman Town - 0.6 miles (Roman Site)
Llanmelin Wood Hill Fort - 1.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Runston Chapel - 1.4 miles (Historic Church)
Caldicot Castle - 1.9 miles (Castle)
Grey Hill Stone Circle - 2.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Penhow Castle - 3 miles (Historic House)
Veddw House Garden - 3.7 miles (Garden)
Gaer Llwyd Chambered Tomb - 3.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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