WALES Tourism Week has kicked off with visits from Wales Office minister, Baroness Jenny Randerson to two of the most popular attractions in South Wales.

Baroness Randerson travelled to Newport where she visited the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon, before being taken on a tour of 17th century National Trust property Tredegar House.

The visits come in a year where the eyes of the world will fall on Wales, as the Celtic Manor Resort prepares to host world leaders at the 2014 Nato summit. Baroness Randerson will take the opportunity to highlight the type of tourist attractions visiting delegates will be able to see when the summit begins in September this year.

Baroness Randerson said:“Nato will provide a huge opportunity to promote Wales to the world.

“We must ensure all those who visit leave with a clear message about everything Wales, its people and its impressive landscape have to offer to the global community.”

Baroness Randerson first visited the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon where museum manager, Dai Price escorted her on a tour of the site which researches, preserves and displays half a million objects of international importance from the remains of Roman fortresses across South Wales.