Caerleon is situated on the River Usk to the north of the city of Newport in Monmouthshire, Wales. It is a site of archaeological importance, being the site of a notable Roman legionary fortress, Isca Augusta, and an Iron Age hill fort. The Wales National Roman Legion Museum, and Roman Baths Museum are in Caerleon close to the remains of Isca Augusta. The town also has strong literary associations, as Geoffrey of Monmouth makes Caerleon one of the most important cities in Britain in his Historia Regum Britanniae, and Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote Idylls of the King while staying there.
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