Other places of interest
In and Around Newport City
Newport has plenty to offer with a range attractions in and around Newport. Below are just a few. You can find out more from Newport City Council including Where to stay, Eating out, Maps and activites.
|Newport Museum and Art Gallery has been collecting evidence of Newport’s history, culture and environment since 1888. The museum displays tell the story of Newport from prehistoric times to the 20th Century and temporary exhibitions always offer something new to explore!
|Newport Transporter Bridge is 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. The Visitor Centre is located on the west bank and features exhibits on the history of the bridge, its construction and other transporter bridges around the world.
|The Living Levels Landscape Partnership (LLLP) has come together to deliver a programme of work which will promote and reconnect people to the heritage, wildlife and wild beauty of the historic landscape of the Gwent Levels.
|Tredegar House is a late 17th-century country house, at the western edge of the city. For over five hundred years it was home to the Morgan family, later Lords Tredegar; one of the most powerful and influential families in the area. The house, gardens and parkland are managed by the National Trust.
|Fourteen Locks Canal Centre and Cafe is a popular family attraction that is positioned on top of the Cefn flight, an engineering wonder of the industrial revolution that is located in the picturesque area of Newport. As a result of the support of the Heritage Lottery Funding two pairs of locks have been restored.
|Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve lies between the Severn Estuary and the River Usk offering opportunities to see a range of wildlife and pleasant nature trails. The visitor centre has toilets, café and shop. It is owned and managed by Natural Resources Wales, working in partnership with RSPB Cymru, Newport City Council.
|Newport Cathedral St Woolos, situated on top of Stow Hill overlooking the city of Newport, is parish church, as well as the Cathedral for the Diocese of Monmouth. Legend has it that Gwynllyw (Woolos is an English corruption of his name) founded the Cathedral in c. 500.
|Roman remains: Caerleon an impressive Roman Amphitheatre, built around AD 90. Caerwent a Roman town established in about AD 75–80. Both under the care of Cadw the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.
|Twmbarlwm: also known as Twm Barlwm, Twyn Barlwm, or locally known as “The twmp” is a hill, though often mistakenly referred to as a mountain, is presumed to be an Iron Age hillfort. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument lying 2 km (1.2 mi) to the northeast of Risca in South Wales.