Southern Wales Tourism
City with a history

Newport is a city with a surprising history.  It all started with the Romans, continued through the centuries with wealthy aristocrats and continues to make history in modern times through being the first Welsh city to host the Ryder Cup.  See it for yourself.

Newport

Standing Tredegar House 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 town's story.

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.

Download the group travel guide for Newport here.

Alternatively, for more information on visiting Newport, please click here.

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