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Steeped in history
75AD Roman conquest of Wales
Following the Roman conquest of Wales, taking control of Caerleon from the Silures tribe, Caerleon is chosen as a site of one of the three permanent legionary fortresses in Roman Britain.
1270 Norman Revolt
Caerleon falls into Norman hands and Gilbert de Clare embarks on a renovation of the castle, rebuilding it in stone and extending its grounds.
More history about The Priory and Caerleon can be found at
1402 Welsh Revolt
Caerleon Castle is taken by Rhys Gethin, General for Owain Glyndwr, as part of the Welsh revolt.