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Friday, December 31, 2010

Roman Barracks Caerleon

The Roman Barracks Caerleon are the only visible remains of Roman Legionary Barracks which exist in Europe. These barracks lie in what was once the western corner of the fortress of Isca. Visitors to the Roman Barracks at Caerleon can view the remains of 4 of the original 60 blocks of barracks which housed the Second Augustan Legion (comprising around 5500 men). The barracks were built around 75AD originally of wood and then in the 2nd century replaced in stone.

Roman Barracks Caerleon
Each of the Barracks buildings at Roman Barracks Caerleon housed a century (80-100 men) and featured a veranda, red-tiled roof and greenish glass windows.

Roman Barracks Caerleon
Visitors to the Roman Barracks Caerleon can also view the remains of service buildings (see below) including a latrine which were attached to the barracks.

Roman Barracks Caerleon

The Roman Barracks Caerleon are located just a short walk from Broadway in Caerleon.

Visitors to the Roman Barracks Caerleon may also want to visit the nearby Caerleon Amphitheatre, Caerleon Fortress Baths, Roman Legionary Museum, Raglan Castle or White Castle.

Roman Barracks Caerleon Map

© 2010 John Westby

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