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Newport

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The City of Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is in the historic county of Monmouthshire, South Wales and stands at the mouth of the River Usk. It is a busy industrial and commercial centre.

Get in[edit]

Newport Transporter Bridge

By car[edit]

The M4 motorway skirts Newport to the North. It connects to Cardiff and Swansea to the West and London, via the Severn Bridge, to the East. This is used by the National Express and other coach companies to connect to the London (2hrs), Bristol (45 mins), and Cardiff (35 mins) airports and the rest of the UK.

By train[edit]

1 Newport railway station is on the main line between London Paddington and South Wales. It is also the junction of the main line to the West Midlands. Train companies that serve Newport are Arriva Trains Wales, Cross Country and First Great Western. Journey times by rail include London 1 hr 45 min, Birmingham 1 hr 45 min, Bristol 35 min, Cardiff 15 min.

By plane[edit]

The closest airports are Cardiff and Bristol.

Get around[edit]

Map of Newport (Monmouthshire)

The local bus services are provided by Newport Transport. They cover all parts of the city and there are also routes to nearby Cwmbran and Cardiff. From April to September open-top sightseeing tours by bus last 75 min. Every 90 min from the Bus Station.

See[edit]

Tredegar House

Do[edit]

Newport has several sport teams. They all play at the city's Rodney Parade stadium.

  • 3 Rodney Parade, Rodney Parade, Rodney Rd, NP19 0UU. Rodney Parade on Wikipedia Rodney Parade (Q2343802) on Wikidata
    • Newport Gwent Dragons (Dreigiau), +44 1633 670690. The Dragons, a fully professional team, play in the Magners League alongside teams from Wales, Scotland and Ireland. They also compete in the Europe-wide Heineken Cup or European Challenge Cup (depending on performance) as well as the Anglo-Welsh Cup alongside Welsh and English teams. Dragons (rugby union) on Wikipedia Dragons (rugby union) (Q82216) on Wikidata
    • Newport Rugby Club (Clwb Rygbi Casnewydd), +44 1633 670690. One of the most famous rugby clubs in Wales; now a semi-professional side playing in the Welsh Premier Division. Newport RFC on Wikipedia Newport RFC (Q1521264) on Wikidata
    • Newport County Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Sir Casnewydd), Newport International Sports Village, +44 1633 662262. Football & Social Club for members and non-members Newport County A.F.C. on Wikipedia Newport County A.F.C. (Q18523) on Wikidata

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • The Waterloo Hotel, 113 Alexandra Road (Just off the A48 near Newport Transporter Bridge), +44 1633 264266. The Waterloo Hotel has 21 luxury en-suite bedrooms all of an excellent standard. The bedrooms are complimented by a superb restaurant offering a wide range of freshly-prepared Bristish and European dishes.

Drink[edit]

  • Revolution, 8-11 Griffin St.
  • Lloyds No.1- The Queen's Hotel, 19 Bridge St. A trendy bar run by wetherspoons with a friendly atmosphere.
  • The Meze Lounge, 6 Market St. An alternative/Rock club, enjoyed even by those that do not enjoy the genre of music, great drinks, great prices and great atmosphere.
  • Reflex 80's Bar, 43-44 High St. An 80's bar with a friendly atmosphere, and good choice of drinks.

Sleep[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Whilst Newport is a relatively safe city, like many others, crime can occur. Usually, you will encounter no problems, however at times the city centre can be intimidating and conflict between locals is not an uncommon sight.

Newport is rough at night. Non-locals may be intimidated at night by thuggish behaviour. Stay in groups, as the more yobbish kind will start a fight over something as small as accidentally being bumped into. In bars such as the Meze Lounge and Lloyds Queens Hotel you will be much safer than places such as Revolution.

While you may be intimidated, your personal safety in Newport on the whole is not really at risk. In the unlikely event that a threatening situation occurs, it is best to simply move on and avoid offending anybody. Most people you meet will be friendly! Newport is the roughest city in Wales, but there are only six cities.

Go next[edit]

Map of places with Wikivoyage articles nearby

  • Go to Blaenafon for the Big Pit National Coal Museum.
  • Penhow Castle. 9 miles along the A48 towards Chepstow, on the right. Tel: +44 1633 400800.
  • Cwmcarn Forest Drive, +44 1495 272001, e-mail: . Nantgarn Road, Cwmcarn, Crosskeys., Forest Drive open Mar-Easter 11:00-18:00, Easter to Aug 11:00-19:00, Sep 11:00-18:00, Oct 11:00-17:00, Nov 11:00-17:00 (weekends only). Visitor Centre and Campsite open Easter-Sep M-Th 09:00-17:00 and F-M 09:00-18:00, Oct-Easter Sa-Th 09:00-17:00 and F 09:00-16:30. (Call for Christmas opening hours).
  • Caerwent - the remains of a Roman city, 12 miles along the A48, towards Chepstow.
  • Usk
  • Chepstow
Routes through Newport
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PontypoolCwmbran  N UK road A4042.PNG S  merges with M4
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