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The Bear Inn, Crickhowell

Crickhowell is a picturesque Welsh market town, with the market cross marking what used to be the town centre. Close to this is my favourite eating place, The Bear Inn. I have been going there for forty years and still … Continue reading

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Roman Isca – Caerleon: Visit the Roman Fortress and Town

Caerleon was known as Isca in Roman times and was founded in AD 75. (There is a small town Risca in the Ebbw Valley a few miles north of Newport, which may have got its name from this Roman settlement.) … Continue reading

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Caerleon on the Banks of the River Usk

If you are spending some time in south Wales and are interested in archaeology, then the ancient Roman town and fortress at Caerleon, on the banks of the river Usk is well worth a visit. Caerleon has a range of … Continue reading

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