things to do in newport

Welcome to Newport, Wales. Nestled on the banks of the River Usk, our vibrant city offers an array of exciting activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. Here are some of our favourite local attractions…

Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre

For art enthusiasts, a visit to The Riverfront is a must. This contemporary arts centre showcases a diverse range of performances, including theatre productions, dance shows, and musical concerts. Immerse yourself in the local arts scene and be captivated by the talent of Welsh performers. Check their schedule to catch a show that interests you during your stay.

5-minute walk from our Hotel.

Tredegar House:

Take a trip to Tredegar House, a magnificent 17th-century mansion that offers a fascinating glimpse into Newport’s aristocratic past. Explore the opulent interiors, stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens, and learn about the house’s intriguing history.

Ideal for family adventures! The historic mansion is surrounded by vast parkland. During special events and school holidays, the park often hosts family-oriented activities like treasure hunts, outdoor games, and arts and crafts workshops. It’s a perfect place to enjoy quality time together.

15-minute drive from our Hotel.

Newport Transporter Bridge

Our hotel is inspired by the Transporter Bridge and overlooks this impressive landmark. The iconic Newport Transporter Bridge is a testament to the city’s industrial heritage. Take a ride on this unique bridge, which carries both vehicles and pedestrians across the River Usk. Enjoy panoramic views of Newport from the top and learn about the bridge’s significance in the region’s history.

Find out more about the Newporter Transport Bridge. 

Newport Market

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Newport at the bustling Newport Market. Europe’s biggest indoor market regeneration, this lively hub is a food lover’s paradise, offering an array of fresh produce, local delicacies, and international cuisines. Speak to our friendly reception team for directions and tips on their favourite food vendors and don’t forget to pick up some edible souvenirs to savor later!

5-minute walk from our Hotel.

Cardiff Principality Stadium

Known for its impressive architecture and atmosphere, the Principality Stadium is the national stadium of Wales and hosts various sporting events and concerts.

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, music lover, or simply want to soak up the lively atmosphere, the Principality Stadium is a must-visit. Check out the schedule for upcoming events!

It’s just a 20-minute train journey into Cardiff from Newport making us the ideal place to stay when visiting the principality stadium.

20-minute train journey to Cardiff.

Belle Vue Park

Escape the bustling city and find solace in the peaceful surroundings of Belle Vue Park. This beautifully landscaped park offers picturesque gardens, ornamental ponds, and charming walking paths. Take a leisurely stroll, enjoy a picnic on the grassy lawns, or simply unwind amidst the serene atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot to relax and recharge.

Bringing the kids? Belle Vue Park also hosts seasonal events such as fairs and festivals, offering additional entertainment for children. It’s a tranquil retreat where you can relax and bond with your loved ones.

15-minute walk from our Hotel.

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