What to see
You’ll find accounts of what to look at in Newport in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from firstname.lastname@example.org). For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Newport.
For events coming up go to Visit Newport’s Events page .
Comment and colour
“I started in Caerleon in case Newport had little to offer. I needn’t have worried. And my own first impression of the city was wholly favourable. I sought to park close to the ground and asked directions of a passer-by. He said: “It’s next left, just round the corner.” I looked up and saw a sign ‘Rodney Parade’ attached to a lamp-post. “Where the sign says ‘Rodney Parade’?” I asked. “Exactly,” he said, grinning broadly.
“From there it was a short walk into the city centre across the City Footbridge, which appears on the Visitor Map with a dolphin leaping beneath it. Storm Brian was blowing a gale up the Usk and there were no dolphins. Down the Usk the Transporter Bridge would surely have been closed to pedestrians, I reasoned. I doubt I would have gathered the nerve to climb 60 metres of open ladders to a perilous gantry on a calm day, but with the wind gusting at 70mph and occasional squalls sweeping through the city horizontally it was out of the question. I set out to enjoy Newport indoors.”
(This is an extract from Towns of Two Halves. To read more on Newport and other football towns, order the book for £8 from email@example.com)
More Newport links:
Caerleon on Usk www.britainexpress.com
National Roman Legion Museum museum.wales/roman
Newport Castle www.castlewales.com
Newport Museum & Art Gallery fonmag.org.uk
Newport Rising www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Old Green Mural www.waymarking.com
Public Art Trail www.showmewales.co.uk
Riverfront Theatre www.newportlive.co.uk