Caerleon

Caerleon (/kərˈlən/; Welsh: Caerllion) is a town and community in Newport, Wales. Situated on the River Usk,[4][5] it lies 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Newport city centre, and 5.5 miles (9 km) southeast of Cwmbran. Caerleon is of archaeological importance, being the site of a notable Roman legionary fortress, Isca Augusta, and an Iron Age hillfort. Close to the remains of Isca Augusta are the National Roman Legion Museum and the Roman Baths Museum. The town also has strong historical and literary associations: Geoffrey of Monmouth elevated the significance of Caerleon as a major centre of British history in his Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1136), and Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote Idylls of the King (1859–1885) while staying in Caerleon.

Caerleon

Caerleon from St Julians
Caerleon
Location within Newport
Area9.03 sq mi (23.4 km2) [1]
Population8,061 [2][full citation needed]
 Density893/sq mi (345/km2) [3]
DemonymCaerleonite
LanguageEnglish
Welsh
OS grid referenceST336909
 Cardiff13 mi (21 km) westwards
 London122 mi (196 km) eastwards
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT
Postcode districtNP18
Dialling code01633
PoliceGwent
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
Website"Newport City Council". newport.gov.uk.
List of places
UK
Wales
Newport
51.615°N 2.959°W / 51.615; -2.959

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