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Newport Travel Guide, United Kingdom

Newport, UK - Overview: Center of modern industry and commerce

Individuals knowing Newport well recognize it as one of the multi-cultural communities having a unique atmosphere, where financial service and electronics sectors work alongside traditional industries.

Standing on the gateway of Wales & England, Newport only covers 73.5 square miles of area. Still, its one of the most vibrant and forward-thinking cities of UK, which is steeped in rich industrial heritage that dates from 19th century after the strategic importance of its location was first recognized.


Location of Newport on the mouth of River Usk has been one of the reasons for attracting visitors for many centuries. History of the city goes back to Celtic settlement, which was almost 2,000 years before. In 1385, the town got chartered. It started expanding rapidly and a small sea-port town got transformed into one of the most imperative sites of the country, known mainly for steel production and coal export during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century.


Newport is a wonderful location for visitors coming from across the globe. The town is surrounded by amazing landscapes, which include Wye Valley (Known for Natural Beauty), Vale of Usk (known for salmon fishing), Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons National Park. Other popular sights know for being the center of tourist attraction includes Tredegar House, Caerleon, Fourteen Locks and Transporter Bridge.


Apart from giving several options to enjoy in the morning, Newport also homes innumerable destinations for helping you in getting the most out of your time in the city during night hours. Whether its bar, nightclub, theater or restaurants, you’ll find it in plenty here.

Clubnite, TJ’s Disco and Meze Lounge are some of the popular nightclubs of Newport. All of them are known for their rocking ambience and wonderful audience. Again, for enjoying the wonderful environment of Newport, you can have a drink at Revolution Vodka Bar, Le Pub, The Lamb, The Riverfront, JD Wetherspoon, The Potters, Yates' Wine, Lodges Ltd, The Red Lion, Reflex or St Julians Inn. Even the meals available in some of its restaurants are too good to miss out on.

For all the historic interest of this city, Newport is not limited to its past for getting recognized. After losing most of its industries, it has been successfully proving its prowess by re-establishing and adapting itself as one of the centers of modern industry & commerce.

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