Place:Caerleon, Newport, Wales

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NameCaerleon
Alt namesCaerllionsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140
Carleionsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
Castra Legionissource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140
Iscasource: Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000); GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 8362; Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979); Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 346
Isca Silurumsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VIII, 659-550
Legionum Urbssource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 348
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.617°N 2.95°W
Located inNewport, Wales
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Caerleon is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport, South Wales. Caerleon is a site of archaeological importance, being the site of a notable Roman legionary fortress, Isca Augusta, and an Iron Age hill fort. The Wales National Roman Legion Museum and Roman Baths Museum are in Caerleon close to the remains of Isca Augusta. The town also has strong literary associations, as Geoffrey of Monmouth makes Caerleon one of the most important cities in Britain in his Historia Regum Britanniæ, and Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote Idylls of the King while staying there.

Caerleon is an inhabited place.

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