THINGS TO DO IN NEWPORT

There are plenty of things to see and do in and around Newport. Here are just a few places you can visit while you’re here.


  • Roman Caerleon - one of the most important military sites in Britain under the Roman Empire. Spend some time investigating the history and legends of Caerleon.

  • Fourteen Locks- an engineering wonder of the industrial revolution that is located in the picturesque area of Newport. Visit the café and spend time discovering the history of the locks.

  • Newport Explorer- puts the city’s great stories on the street and on your mobile phone. From first-hand accounts of political revolts to archive film of the carnival parade, Newport Explorer gives you a new way to learn about Newport, past and present.

  • Newport Wetlands Reserve-a National Nature Reserve with many acres of reedbeds and wetlands crossed by easy to navigate paths

  • Tredegar House- Set in a beautiful 90 acre park, Tredegar House is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain and is run by the National Trust.

  • Transporter Bridge- one of only six operational transporter bridges left world-wide from a total of twenty constructed. The bridge opened in 1906 and has dominated the Newport skyline since

  • Newport parks- Explore and enjoy Newport's beautiful parks, open spaces and the wonderful countryside that surrounds the city.

  • The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre - A lively theatre and arts centre based in the centre of Newport city centre with professional performances, film screenings and workshops. The Riverfront also has two visual art gallery spaces, dance studio, recording studio, and licensed cafe.

  • Newport Centre - An excellent multi-purpose facility in the heart of Newport city centre. Have a dip in the pool, keep fit in the gym or take part in numerous sporting activities and treat yourself in the Café.

  • Newport International Sports Village – The Sports Village will be hosting much of the activity for The Westfield Health British Transplant Games. It includes the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales (the only velodrome in Wales), the Regional Pool and Tennis Centre and Newport Stadium. The Regional Pool and Tennis Centre is home to a 25m pool, tennis courts, gym, cafe, multi-use games area and a children’s outdoor playground. On the same site, although not run by Newport Live, is Dragon Park and the Wales National Football Development Centre.

Find out more about what Newport has to offer via www.newport.gov.uk/tourism




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