Full Day Tour - 9:30am Start
Our Wye Valley Heritage Trail Tour visits the following places:
We leave the capital city and drive eastwards to the town of Caerleon once known as Isca. Stepping back in time our first stop is Caerleon site of one of Britain’s three permanent Roman Legionary Fortresses. Here we visit the Roman Soldier Barracks,Museum & Amphitheatre. View the are where the Roman Soldiers lived, 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.
Continuing our journey we travel through the Wye Valley following the river Wye to the village of Tintern.Here we stop and step back in time to relive Monastic life of the medieval ara and the famous Tintern Abbey. A project that took over 400years to build and became the first Cistercian Abbey in Wales.
Our final stop on this tour is the famous Newprt Transporter Bridge ( www.fontb.org.uk ) a grade 1 listed structure and is the largest of only eight (8) which remain worldwide.
The price is the Tour cost, not per person
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Entrance fees and meals are not included.