Top things to do in Newport (Casnewydd)

Historic Building in Newport (Casnewydd)

Tredegar House

The seat of the Morgan family for more than 500 years, Tredegar House is a stone and red-brick 17th-century building set amid extensive gardens, 2 miles west of Newport city centre. It is one of the finest examples …
Church in Newport (Casnewydd)

St Woolos Cathedral

A steep 10-minute walk uphill from the main shopping strip leads to Newport's ancient cathedral. The building provides a fascinating journey through history via a succession of distinct architectural styles.
Ruins in Caerleon (Caerllion)

Caerleon Roman Fortress Baths

Like any good Roman town, Caerleon had a grand public bath complex. Parts of the outdoor swimming pool, apodyterium (changing room) and frigidarium (cold room) remain under a protective roof, and give some idea of t…
French in Newport (Casnewydd)

Le Bistrot Pierre

Taking pole position in a light-filled corner spot at the river entrance to the Friars Walk shopping centre, this snazzy French-style chain eatery serves tasty burgers, steaks, slow-braised beef and tartes flambées …
Bar in Newport (Casnewydd)

Drago Lounge

Every spare wall of this large hip-looking cafe/bar is covered in vintage mirrors, murals and kooky framed pictures (we particularly like the young Tom Jones on the rear wall). It's an equally good spot for a cuppa,…
Archaeological Site in Newport (Casnewydd)

Medieval Ship Centre

In 2002, construction work for the Riverfront Art Centre uncovered the remains of the most complete medieval ship ever found, buried in the mud on the west bank of the River Usk. Some 2000 individual timbers from th…
Museum in Caerleon (Caerllion)

National Roman Legion Museum

Put your Caerleon explorations into context at this excellent museum, which paints a vivid picture of what life was like for soldiers in one of the most remote corners of the empire. It displays a host of intriguing…
Bridge in Newport (Casnewydd)

Transporter Bridge

The spidery towers of the 1906 Transporter Bridge rise over the river, about a mile south of the city centre. A remarkable piece of Edwardian engineering, it can carry up to six cars across the river in a gondola su…
Arts Centre in Newport (Casnewydd)


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…
Castle in Newport (Casnewydd)

Newport Castle

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 t…