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Newport - A City on the Rise

Newport - City on the Rise

Welcome to this maritime city in the South East of Wales with the highest tidal range of any city in the world. Come and join in our themed years in Wales, starting with the Year of Adventure #FindYourEpic

 Become a gladiator in our roman fortress town, Caerleon; check out how to restore a Medieval ship; why not climb over our impressive Transporter Bridge (177 feet up); admire the awesome engineering of the Fourteen Locks on our canal; even discover the dark arts, riotous parties and crocodiles at the National Trust’s Tredegar house, and remarkable stories held in the graveyard of the historic St Woolos Cathedral.



 Surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons, Newport is more than 70% rural, with a world-class RSPB wetland habitat for migrating birds. We have a special part of the unique Wales Coast Path and a network of inspiring walks and cycleways.

 For the full story of Newport and how it influenced the world, especially the Chartist Movement, visit Newport Museum,

This can be found right in the heart of our vibrant city, next to the new Friars Walk Centre.

For the real local stories of Newport see our Newport Explorer Trail  

Where to stay, eat, drink, shop and What’s On – see too.

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