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Departs every Tuesday and Friday all year round start time 09:00 and return time 17:30 approx from the National Museum Cardiff - map
Caerleon town, formerly called Isca Silurum, the permanent garrison for the Second Augustan Legion of the Roman army back in the first century AD. The extent of Roman remains in the town is impressive, and regarded as Britain's most revealing Roman site. Guided tour at the Roman Baths, Amphitheatre and the Roman museum.
Continue our journey through the lush green Vale of Usk, with gentle rolling hills and farmhouses, to the southeast border town of Chepstow. Enter Chepstow driving through the 13th century gateway to the the town which border is determined by the River Wye. During your visit enjoy a short walk from Wales crossing the Regency Cast Iron Bridge to England. A good selection of lunch options which your guide will be happy to point out to you. After lunch take a guided a tour of Chepstow Castle, the UK's oldest Norman castle founded in 1067AD, or free time in the town.
From Chepstow take a scenic journey to the Wye Valley, awarded an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If your visit is in the spring you will find ancient woodlands carpeted with bluebells, wild garlic and wood anemones, in the summer time the meadows come alive with wild flowers followed by one of nature's grandest displays, the autumn colour changes in the ancient forest, and in the winter months take advantage of the extensive views as most of the trees are bare of foliage. At Tintern, a guided tour of the 13th-century abbey, truly a masterpiece of decorated Gothic architecture which has inspired poets and artists for centuries. Late afternoon travel through Tintern Parva village onto the back roads through quaint villages and beautiful countryside. Return to Cardiff at 5.30pm approximately.
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