Holiday In Newport Guide.

For planning your holiday in Newport in Wales.

Towns in the County of Newport are:

Caerleon - with its still visible Roman amphitheatre, Caerleon has long been associated with King Arthur's Round Table being suggested as the legend's possible source. Situated on the River Usk, the town is a site of archaeological 
importance with it being the location of a Roman legionary fortress. The Roman Baths Museum and Wales National Roman Legion Museum being situated here.

Newport - with views of the Bristol Channel and the Vale of Usk, Newport is a largely low lying area. Its Cathedral being granted full cathedral status in 1949 and Newport itself attaining city status in 2002. Being a port since medieval times, Newport was at one time Wales' largest coal exporting port, with the city now undergoing a major regeneration programme. Part of this are plans for the new Crindau Marina, which will be south of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, which are currently under way. This should hopefully provide opportunities

for the provision of new housing, with shops and new leisure facilities being planned for the site. The main museum in Newport is the city centre Newport Museum which houses the Newport Central Library. There is an arts festival is held every July in Caerleon.

Villages to visit while on holiday in Newport

Castleton - nearby Tredegar House is a 17th century, Grade I listed, Charles II country house mansion standing in 90 acres.

Rogerstone - the gateway to the Sirhowy valley with the ruins of Rogerstone Castle being dated to the early part of the 12th century. There is an ongoing restoration of the canal and its locks in the area with the Rogerstone section of the canal currently being the route 47 part of the National Cycle Network. This has made the site a popular tourist attraction and the Rogerstone railway station can be accessed from the Ebbw Valley Railway Line.

Lower Clapton


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