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Bed and breakfast accommodation in Newport Monasteries

• Unique and peaceful Monastery stays like no other

• Enjoy one of a kind guest accommodation in some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in Newport on the doorstep of some of United Kingdom's most renowned tourist attractions.

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Newport Visitor information

Newport is a vibrant city with a beautiful history. Well known for its docks, the Roman remains close to Caerleon and its relationship with the nineteenth century Chartist movement, Newport is surprisingly full of culture and beautiful nature. 

Like many towns across the UK, Newport has many Romans vestiges left, those monuments can be visited such as the open-air ruins of Caerleon Roman Fortress baths, as well as the Amphitheatre and barracks. And the National Roman Legion Museum will be able to explain further the roman network across Caerleon. 

Welsh and wealthy, the influential Morgan family owned Tredegar House for centuries, the 17th century mansion with its vast gardens was shaped by the local community. The vast state stands proudly at the heart of Newport’s heritage. 

The river Usk rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain at the western edge of Brecons Beacons National Park to flow through the heart of the city of Newport, the Vale of Usk especially known for its salmon fishing. Nature is not too far,the RSPB Newport wetlands are offering gorgeous nature walks from protected bird habitat, and of course the notorious Brecons Beacons National Park and the Forest of Dean are just an hour away. 

Travel 

The easiest way to get around Newport is on foot, as most of the hotel, pubs and restaurants are located within a walking distance downtown. And popular attractions like Newport’s historic mansions can be reached by the city’s trolley. 

You can get the Bus around town and the main provider is Newport Bus, there are also other services that can take you to the surrounding areas.

The Newport railway station is the third-busiest railway station in Wales, situated in Newport city centre. The station is reachable by train from London, Bristol and Cardiff but also train service which connects you to the neighbouring towns and other local areas nearby. 

History of Newport

Newport is a city in Gwent situated in south east Wales, surrounded by beautiful landscapes of outstanding beauty. 

The city was created by the Normans in the 11th century, they first built a castle and the little town grew bigger throughout the years as the import and export was significant for this town due to its ideal location.

The Norman cathedral of Newport for the diocese of Monmouth is dedicated to Gwynllyw. The legend says that he built the cathedral in the 6th century to penitence from its sins of his earlier life. He was buried at the site of today’s cathedral. The church was attacked several times and the present building dates back to the 12th century. The monks occupied the church for 300 years and built a hospital to prevent infectious disease. The church then became a cathedral and is also home to a memorial to the Chartists who died during the 1839 Newport Rising.

Another religious site which stands out is the Llantarnam Abbey, medieval Cisterian monastery founded in 1179, it was back then one of the few monasteries in Wales. The property was owned throughout the years between different owners such as the Morgan Family until the Abbey was bought by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1946 and is now home to a large community of Sisters.

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