A lively and spirited university city is Newport, found in South East Wales. Around twelve miles from Cardiff, Newport is a great destination for groups of friends looking for a different kind of adventure, made even better with the privacy of your own holiday cottage. Newport is also a wonderful spot for families and couples, as its location means this is a city very close to near delightful South Wales countryside and the gorgeous River Usk. Ride your bike or go for a walk along the western bank, and you will find yourself on the heritage trail. This spectacular route also links both ends of the city together, meaning it is never difficult to get from one place to the other. Most of the shopping streets of Newport are pedestrianised, ideal for slow browsing on a sunny summer’s day, with both well-known high street names and independent boutiques in one area.
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Since the medieval days, Newport has been a bustling port. Travel to the nearby Caerleon to see the ruins of the Roman baths, or visit the Newport Museum and Gallery to find out more about local history. Alternatively, visit the indoor Newport market to get your hands on fresh produce, best enjoyed while gazing from the window of your holiday cottage. For a fun night out with your friends, there are several music venues to choose from, such as the renowned Six Feet Under and also Warehouse 54. Come in the summer and let yourself be spoilt for choice with music festivals and events, all held outdoors in Newport’s splendid parks. If theatre is your personal preference, then an evening out at the Dolman Theatre will make for a magical night. The kids will never be bored in Newport, either – not when there is the adventure room at the Whacky Warehouse New Inn to play in, or the swimming pool at Newport Centre, which includes slides and a wave machine! A city that is loved by all people and all ages, Newport is a lovely holiday destination, both in summer and winter.