I live about a mile away from the walls, and drive past them at least once a week, but rarely spend much time there – weird isn’t it how proximity lends… ambivalence? I am however running a ‘sort of’ campaign about the Silures and Romans inspired by the history of the area – but predating the establishment of Caerwent/Venta Silurum.
The walls, exposed shops and temple area are well worth a visit. The information centre is a bit thin to be honest, but with a guide book and a couple of hours it gives a great idea of what Roman life for the Brits would have been like for a few centuries.
There are castles and iron age forts round all over the place here – you get a bit blasé about them – sad really.
There’s also the former RN Propellant factory complex, latterly a major US ammunition store for Cold War operations and now an army training area, just across the A48 from Caerwent.