Newport is a seaside city located on the River Usk close to its confluence with the Severn Estuary, in the South of Wales.
Tredegar House is an architectural masterpiece dating back to the late 17th-century. First owned by the Morgan family and then by the Tredegar family, learn how these two families impacted on the population of south-east Wales socially, economically and politically and influenced the heritage of the area.
Located in the town of Caerleon, near to Newport is the Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths and Amphitheatre. Covered today, by a modern day building you are able to explore learn all about life in Roman legionary. Kids and adults alike will love learning about how they prepared for battle as well as how they relaxed on their time off.
Belle Vue Park is a typical Victorian public park, which has play parks, conservatories, pavilion, bandstand and rockeries. There is also a tea room and onsite car park. A great place to enjoy a day out with the kids.
Wentwood Forest forms part of the largest block of ancient woodland in Wales, and is a remnant of the continuous forest that once stretched from the River Usk to the Wye. It is the prefect spot to walk the dog and take in some wildlife. Throughout the year the wood also hold a range of different events.
The National Roman Legion Museum allows you to step back in time and experience life in the Roman times. See exhibitions and Artefacts showing what life was like back then in history. Wander through the ancient ruins of this time as well as taking in the sights and smells of the beautiful gardens. A must see for any history fan.
Travelling to Newport by Ferry
The closest ferry port to Newport is Pembroke Ferry Terminal. This ferry terminal is approximately 170km away (106 miles) which would be a pleasant drive allowing you to explore the Welsh countryside, taking around 2 hours.
There is actually three separate Welsh to ferry ports that will get you within a 5 hours drive of Newport. Where ever you live in the world, driving to Newport should be easy with ferries arriving into Wales from the Republic of Ireland.