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.
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.