The remains of a Roman City can be seen at Caerwent. The 44 acre site was surrounded by a high wall much of which still survives. Known to the Romans as Venta Silurum, the city became the tribal capital of the Silures.
Caerwent developed on the main route to the legionary fortress of Caerleon
, which was originally built to subdue the poweful Silures.

Visitors can walk along long stretches of the wall which still rises to 5 metres high in places. The remains of  shops, a courtyard house, Romano-Celtic Temple and the Forum Basilica can be explored.
Much of the 'modern' village is built from 'robbed' Roman stone. It is a delightful place to visit and there are information panels at the key sites.