Full Day Tour - 9:30am Start
** The Roman Museum at Caerleon is closed until September 2019 and no longer part of the tour **
Our Wye Valley Heritage Trail Tour visits the following places:
We leave the capital city and drive eastwards to the city of Newport and the famous Transporter Bridge.( www.fontb.org.uk ) Built in 1906 with a horizontal beam 54m above road level and towers which stand 74 m high this bridge is a grade 1 listed structure and is the largest of only eight which remain worldwide.
Having marvelled at early 20th century engineering we continue our journey stepping back in time and travel to the town of Caerleon, site of one of Britain’s three permanent Roman Legionary Fortresses. Here we visit the Roman Baths, Museum & Amphitheatre. Experience the Baths where the Roman Soldiers sent their free time, explore the Museum which displays life in the town 2000 years ago and relive the Amphitheatre where Gladiators fought to the death !
Continuing our tour we travel to the border town of Monmouth travelling through the picturesque town of Usk famous for the Victorian clock which is the centrepiece for“ Usk in Bloom.” ( Town of Flowers )
Known for being the birthplace of Henry V Monmouth (www.monmouth.org.uk ) it is also where the rivers Wye, Monnow & Trothy meet and is home to The Monnow Bridge, the only remaining mediaeval fortified river bridge in Great Britain with its gate tower standing in place. Here you will have free time to wander a town renowned for its numerous independent shops, friendly coffee & eating houses where lunch can be taken at leisure.
The price is the Tour cost, not per person
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Tour prices are per vehicle not per person.
Entrance fees and meals are not included.