How to spend 48 hours in Newport
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A city of maritime history and industrial heritage, modern shopping, restaurants and culture
Beautiful Newport is the gateway to Wales and if you’re looking for historic houses, rugged coastline, family-friendly wildlife adventures or ancient monuments to explore – you’ll find them all here.
Newport, the host city for the NATO Summit and a Ryder Cup, has loads of attractions to keep an intrepid family busy. Famous for its docks, the Roman remains, its industrial heritage and its association with the 19th-century Chartist movement, Newport is full of cultural surprises and is certainly a Welsh city on the rise. Newport’s independent restaurateurs are also enjoying exploring fresh, local, seasonal produce – much to the delight of locals and visitors and there’s also something for every taste and budget. Newport city has a diverse range of high street shops enticing residents to part with their money closer to home. Further afield there are fantastic independent shops aplenty so check out our best shopping tips.
Whatever it is you’re looking for in Newport, let our informative guides help shape your travel plans!
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