History

History

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 caerleon.net

1402 Welsh Revolt

Caerleon Castle is taken by Rhys Gethin, General for Owain Glyndwr, as part of the Welsh revolt.