Newport is the third largest city area in Wales, located on the southern coastline on the River Usk between Cardiff and the border with England.
It is officially the country's youngest city, only being awarded this status in 2002, but actually has a very ancient history. The Romans settled this area, building a fort in nearby Caerleon. The remains of the Roman settlement can be seen today in this attractive town, just on the northern outskirts of the city, including the amazing amphitheatre which gave rise in turn to legends of King Arthur.
Newport has a wealth of things to do and see, from shopping, theatre and arts, to restaurants, bars and more, in a city undergoing a huge regeneration programme to transform this traditionally industrial area into a wonderfully modern and vibrant place to live and visit.
While the city is modern and busy, just a short journey will bring you to the peaceful Welsh countryside of the Usk Valley and the unspoilt Brecon Beacons National Park, or the beautiful grounds of Tredegar House just to the south. This area also hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010, at the Celtic Manor Resort a few miles to the east.