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).
More Newport links:
Caerleon on Usk
National Roman Legion Museum (closed until autumn 2019 for roof maintenance)
Newport Museum & Art Gallery
Old Green Mural
Public Art Trail