For those of you accompanying the players who may be looking for an alternative to three days of watching golf here are some links to things to do in the local area.

Historic Interest

Roman Caerleon

Caerleon was one of the most important military sites in Britain under the Roman Empire.

Today, this is brought to life at the imaginatively displayed Fortress Baths and Roman Legionary Museum, and the amphitheatre, scene of bloodthirsty entertainment and according to legend, the site of King Arthur’s Round Table.

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Caldicot Castle

Founded by the Normans, developed as a stronghold in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home, Caldicot Castle has a romantic and colourful history, set in beautiful tranquil gardens and a wooded country park.

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Tintern Abbey

Despite the shell of this grand structure being open to the skies, it remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales set in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley, an internationally recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Glanusk Park and Estate

The Glanusk Park and Estate is privately owned by the Legge-Bourke family. The estate is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Usk Valley.

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Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is one of the great medieval castles of western Europe. It is the second largest in Britain and it is the first truly concentric castle in Britain.

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Aerial view Caerphilly Castle (CD35)

White Castle

This little-known historical gem is located deep in Wales’s border country, today a tranquil landscape but in medieval times hotly disputed territory.

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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion located in the city centre of Cardiff.

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Friars Walk

St David’s Dewi Sant

St David’s has something for everyone. Shop over 180 of your favourite stores from fashion, jewellery and beauty to homeware, technology and toys. Grab your retail fix from All Saints, Primark, H&M, Reiss, John Lewis, Debenhams, The Disney Store and Hamleys or grab a bite to eat at Jamie’s, Wagamama, Nando’s and Wahaca. Whatever your budget, you’ll find what you need at St David’s.

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