Local Area

The Celtic Manor Resort is within easy reach of an abundance of attractions including the capital city Cardiff, many of Wales' cultural castles and the outstanding beauty of The Usk Valley.

During your stay at Celtic Manor, be sure to get out and about to take in some of the abundant history, fabulous shopping and stunning scenery of the surrounding area.

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.

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.

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.

Glanusk 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.

Friars Walk

With the impressive Friars Walk shopping destination right on our doorstep, there has never been a better time to shop in Newport city centre. 

The Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Visit the official website of the Stadium with information and news about forthcoming sporting and music events at the venue, located in the heart of Cardiff.

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

This arts centre housing theatres for musicals, opera, ballet and dance, as well as cafes and arts organisations is located in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

Abergavenny Food Festival

This annual event showcases the finest in British food and drink and is hosted by the medieval market town of Abergavenny, just a 30 minute drive from the Resort.

Wales is an area rich in history, myth and legend for all to see in our many castles, with the Resort ideally situated to explore these fascinating cultural landmarks.

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.

Caldicot Castle

Founded by the Normans, developed in royal hands as a stronghold in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home, it has a colourful history.

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.

Chepstow Castle

Perched high above the banks of the river Wye, Chepstow is a beautifully preserved Castle and a history lesson in stone and longevity.

Raglan Castle

This modern castle dates from between the 15th and early 17th-centuries, when successive ruling families created a luxurious, fortified castle.

Cardiff Castle

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


Enjoy a range of activities for all ages from Crafty Kid's to High Ropes!

20th October - 4th November

Get creative with Monster Masks, try our Trick or Treat activity and try your hand at Pumpkin Carving with Autumn Fun at Celtic Manor.
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