Our Wye Valley Heritage Trail journeys through history as well as the beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley, from Roman times at Caerleon to the historic picturesque market town of Monmouth. This sightseeing day tour also includes the magnificent Tintern Abbey and the final stop at the Newport Transporter Bridge, an engineering marvel.
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This sightseeing day tour is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the history of Wales, dating back to Roman times, including some of Wales’ top historical attractions, as well as the unique beauty and scenery of the Wye Valley.
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Depart from Cardiff
Our departure point is conveniently located in the centre of Cardiff, on Windsor Place and is easily reached by train, car or on foot.
National Roman Legion Museum
Explore everyday life 2000 years ago for the formidable Romans, including how they worshipped, fought and died. The Roman ruins at the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon, was one of only three permanent Roman fortresses in Britain, and also has Roman baths where soldiers spent their free time and the amphitheatre, which is the most complete in Britain.
Famous as the birthplace of King Henry V, Monmouth is a beautiful market town situated where the Wye, Monnow and Trothy rivers meet. Monmouth’s Monnow Bridge is an iconic 13th century gatehouse bridge, the only remaining one of its design in Britain. Explore this historic town with its wealth of independent shops, restaurants and cafes.
The Cistercian abbey at Tintern is Wales’ best-preserved abbey and occupies a picturesque setting amongst the hills of the Wye Valley. The beauty of Tintern has inspired artists and writers over the years, including Turner and Wordsworth. Tintern Abbey was founded in 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow and was only the second Cistercian abbey in Britain.
Newport Transporter Bridge
Visit Newport’s famous Transporter Bridge, a remarkable Grade 1 listed structure and one of only six operational transporter bridges left worldwide.
Return to Cardiff
We return to central Cardiff, leaving you free to enjoy your evening in Wales’ capital city.
Went above and beyond to accommodate us… we had a very knowledgeable driver who was extremely patient and kind-hearted. The highlight of the trip was the bridge… the Roman ruins were impressive, including the Roman bath.
I had a wonderful day, learned a lot, saw many beautiful places. I highly recommend this company and this tour.
Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable… he struck a good balance between providing information about the location and giving us time to wander about. We would definitely book with Roam Wales again.
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