Things to do and see in Newport, Wales

A city with a multicultural vibe, rich in history and famous for its docks. Newport offers diverse activities that everyone will enjoy. The city is full of cultural surprises, surrounded by beautiful, picturesque landscapes. Plan out your itinerary as we take you to Newport’s top landmarks, sights and destinations.

Newport Wetlands

Enjoy a walk around the Wetlands Reserve and enjoy watching the nature and wildlife surrounding you. Enjoy a rest and a treat at the RSPB cafe and shop.

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Fourteen Locks Canal

A great place for a leisurely walk along the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal towpath, it’s a popular family attraction, a short drive from the city centre. A beautiful place to enjoy a morning run or walk along the path.

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Tredegar House, Duffryn

The majestic mansion home of the Morgan family, it’s been known as one of the outstanding houses of the Restoration period of Britain. It’s a real beauty with its historical architecture and timeless design. Experience a traditional cream tea while exploring the quintessential house and gardens in Newport.

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Belle Vue Park, Waterloo Road

The Park is perched on a hill behind stylish walls and fine ironwork gates, with splendid views over the estuary. It stands on land donated by Lord Tredegar, a classic Victorian park with conservatories, a pavilion, bandstand and rockeries. It has a fabulous little café in the middle, ideal for a coffee break with a stunning view.

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Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

Here is the perfect place to take in the wonders of the Roman remains of the amphitheatre. Enjoy a relaxing walk after visiting the nearby museum and eating out at The Priory, a luxury restaurant with the most delicious food.

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Wentwood Forest

If you’re looking for a relaxing walk in a beautifully quiet and relaxing forest - this is the place to be. With many routes to take, see if you can find the rope swing, mini pond, deer and other wildlife within.

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Beechwood Park

Who knew a city would have so many relaxing green places to go explore and rest in. Enjoy a walk around the grounds with a beautiful vast view of Newport at the top. Along with a few children’s play areas, there is plenty of wildlife around to capture stunning photographs.

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Friars Walk

Newport’s main shopping centre and leisure spot. It’s partly under cover and has several levels to enjoy the modern design of the mall, packed with activities, shops and restaurants, you’ll never go wrong at Friars Walk.

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Newport Castle

Wales is well known for its stunning castles, while driving or walking through Newport, you can spot the ruins of Newport Castle. The castle was built in the 14th century and was used to secure the Norman’s position in the borderlands after the invasion. Newport Castle overlooks the River Usk and has a unique beauty.

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