Standing on the banks of the
River Usk, the city of Newport and the surrounding area is packed
with things to see and do.
Not least the iconic Transporter Bridge. It is one of
only eight such bridges remaining in the world. Built in
1906, the elaborate design was needed in order to allow tall ships
to pass up the river to Newport Docks. Today visitors can
cross the river on the suspended gondola or the brave can climb the
stairs and cross the high level walkway, a mere 177 feet above the
ground. Enjoy the view.
From the top of the Transporter Bridge, you should be able to spot
Tredegar House on the
outskirts of the city. Standing in 90 acres of glorious
parkland, Tredegar House was once the home of the aristocratic and
somewhat eccentric Morgan family. Visitors can explore this
National Trust property and discover how both the masters and their
servants lived and worked.
Newport's history goes even further back, all the way back to
Roman times. The small town of Caerleon to the north of
Newport was once the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire and home
to hundreds of soldiers. Today, visitors can explore the
remains of the legion's amphitheatre, barracks and baths whilst the
National Roman Legion Museum tells the
Head from Roman times up to the 21st century and 2010
in particular when the eyes of the sporting world focused on
Newport's Celtic Manor. This is when golf's Ryder Cup was
staged here and well and truly put this world class resort firmly
in the spotlight. The resort boasts 3 world class golf
courses including the famous 2010 course which saw Europe triumph
in dramatic circumstances.
It's not only the golf that makes a visit to the Celtic Manor
worthwhile. The resorts boasts a luxurious 400 room hotel
together with fine dining restaurants and spa facilities.
There's plenty of other accommodation available in the area with
high quality accommodation available from the like of Hilton and Holiday Inn whilst for
something a little bit different you can stay in a lighthouse
overlooking the Severn Estuary.
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