The city of Newport has everything visitors will need, with interesting historical sites, leisure facilities, picturesque parks and plenty of surrounding countryside. For an entertaining evening in the city, then you could make a visit to the Dolman Theatre or Riverfront to see drama, music, comedy or musicals. If you’re planning a meal out, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, with cuisines from around the world, and you’ll find a good assortment of pubs, bars and live music venues for a fun night on the town.
Shopping is plentiful in the city, and includes a large selection of stores at the Kingsway Centre and many other shops in Commercial Street. The city is host to a range of conference venues, which include the Newport Centre and the Celtic Manor Resort, and the closest airports for international flights are Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport.
Newport Car Hire
Wherever you are in Newport, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Newport car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Why not visit some of these places during your time in Newport:
You can visit this Cathedral which dates back to 9th century and has had many additions and restorations over the centuries. Visitors can learn about the Cathedral’s eventful history, including being ruined by 11th century pirates and vandalisation during the Reformation. You can see the beautiful Norman arch, still in tact today, along with a new Chancel built in the 1960’s where you can see a splendid mural and stained glass window.
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Here visitors can view collections displaying the history of the city, ranging from prehistory to present, and include such artefacts as pre-historic metalwork, Roman, Viking, Norman and Wartime exhibits. The Art Gallery houses collections which include works by artists such as L S Lowry and Sir Stanley Spencer. and also includes engravings and ceramics.
You can come to this country house built in the 1600’s where you can delight in the grand architecture, elegant decor and fine art, and learn about the history of the house and its owners. While visiting, you can explore the lovely surrounding parkland, lake and formal gardens.
National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon
Here you can see the remains of a Roman fortress built in 75AD where the 2nd Augustian Legion lived. There is also an amphitheatre here, along the remains of the barracks and baths, and with a huge collection of ancient Roman military and civilian artefacts, including a coffin and remains of a man from around the 2nd century.
Belle Vue Park
A lovely Victorian park where you can stroll around and enjoy the gardens where you’ll see exquisite flowering trees such as magnolia, along with picturesque rockeries, streams and cascades. The Victorian features include a bandstand and pavilion and there are also bowling greens and tea rooms here.
Newport Wetlands Reserve
This is a large area of wetlands with lagoons and reed beds, along with pastures and scrubland, where nature lovers can enjoy the abundance of wildlife with many species of birds such as lapwings, ringed plovers, teal, bitterns, grebe and swans. Otters can also be seen, along with lots of varieties of butterflies. You can follow the footpaths or cycle tracks, and find out about the wildlife in the Visitors Centre.
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