Newport is a port city in Wales that lies at the mouth of the River Usk. During medieval times, the city was known as the country’s largest coal exporting port. Today, among the best things to do in the city include exploring intriguing historic sites built between the 12th and 19th centuries. You can find many landmarks in the city centre, including Newport Cathedral, Newport Castle, Newport Market, and Ye Olde Murenger House. There’s plenty to do just outside Newport as well, such as camping, wildlife watching, and hiking in the Welsh countryside.  

The city of Newport has many modern marvels to explore, from art galleries to thriving performance venues. The Newport Museum and Art Gallery has an extensive collection of classical and contemporary masterpieces by established Welsh painters. On the western bank of the River Usk, you can enjoy comedy shows, opera, dance, and live music at The Riverfront performance centre.

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  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Newport

    Newport offers plenty of night-time activities that can last until the next morning, from clubs and bars to craft workshops and competitive games. You can even enjoy a romantic stroll along the River Usk, taking in the sights of many prominent attractions coloured in bright lights.  Whether you want to dance and drink the night away, have a low-key romantic evening,...

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