Newport Castle

Southeast Wales

Not much remains of Newport's pre-industrial past apart from the cathedral and the litter-strewn ruins of 14th-century Newport Castle squeezed between traffic-clogged Kingsway and the river. The castle was soundly trashed by Owain Glyndŵr in 1402 and never properly recovered. Only the section facing the river is still standing; it's not possible to enter the site.