The coastal town of Caldicot is located just south of Chepstow, and close to the main Severn River crossings linking Wales with the South West of England.
The town has a long history, and is best known for its wonderful castle, set in extensive parkland. Its origins are Norman, but it was largely restored in the 19th century to create a charming building which combines building styles through the centuries. The castle is open to the public and also hosts a range of shows and events throughout the year.
Close to Caldicot are the remains of an even older settlement, the ancient Roman town of Venta Silurum, now in the village of Caewent. The large number of ruined buildings are some of the best preserved in Britain, and in some areas the defensive walls are around 5m high. Domestic details such as the underfloor heating, or Hypocaust, survive in the remains of one of the town houses.
After visiting Chepstow, continue on the A466 to Monmouth or across to Coleford and the Forest of Dean.
Towns Near Caldicot To Visit - straight line distance:Chepstow (4.54 miles) Portishead (7.71 miles) Pill (8.27 miles) Caerleon (9.12 miles)
Caldicot Castle Fantastic medieval castle with an interesting history.
Venta Silurum Some of the best preserved Roman remains in Britain.