A city of maritime history and industrial heritage, modern shopping, restaurants and culture
Amazingly this Maritime City in the South East of Wales has the highest recorded tidal range of any city in the world. The River Usk, running through the city’s centre, has also influenced Newport’s important role in the history of Wales. It is home to the only permanent Roman base in Wales, a 14th-century riverside castle, the Newport Medieval Ship and fascinating industrial heritage, not to mention its many monuments to the Newport Chartist Uprising. Newport also has great modern shopping, restaurants, arts and culture, and some of the best places to stay in Wales. The city offers many attractions which are open all year round, so finding something to do is so easy. It is the gateway to Wales, after all. Whether you’re looking for historic houses, coastline, family-friendly wildlife adventures or ancient monuments to explore – you’ll find them all here. You can also enjoy varied and top-notch cuisine as Newport has enjoyed a long association with food and drink. Newport is 70 per cent rural and offers plenty of green spaces and parks for a stroll.
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