Southeast Wales

Opened in 2004, the city's swish cultural centre takes a prominent position by the river. Temporary exhibitions are held in its gallery and it also stages theatre, opera, classical music and dance, as well as cinema, comedy and pantomime.

Nearby is the huge red circle of Steel Wave (1990) by Peter Fink, now almost a civic trademark, and the striking Usk Footbridge (opened in 2006).