Newport is a
large city in Wales with a population approaching 160,000 people.
Newport lies on the River Usk and is close in proximity to both
Cardiff in Wales and Bristol in England. Newport is part of Gwent as
a ceremonial county and the Monmouthshire historical county.
Newport Castle is one of the city's landmarks but is now in ruins.
The nearby modern road and railway traffic have caused the castle to
now become permanently fenced off since 2003. Unfortunately, the
nearby footpath has now been closed to the public for safety
Traditionally, Newport was used as a trading centre during the
Middle Ages. The locally known Newport Ship was uncovered in 2002 at
the base of the River Usk while workmen were constructing the
Riverfront Arts Centre.
Other notable buildings include the St Woolos Cathedral (seat of the
Bishop of Monmouth) and Tredegar House which is set in a picturesque
90 acre park. There are several museums in the city including the
Newport Museum and the Roman Legionary Museum.
The civil service industry is the largest current employer in
Newport. There are several major employers in the area that are
based at several business parks around the M4 motorway (between
junctions 24 and 28). The Passport Office have their offices in
Newport as do the British Red Cross.
One of the newest major buildings in Newport is the Riverfront Arts
Centre on Kingsway Boulevard. Newport Rugby Club will soon play at a
planned 15,000 seater stadium nearby.
These examples of Newport City Council's regeneration plans are
continued in to the transport industry. The current railway stations
and bus stations are due to undergo extensive redevelopment schemes
in the next few years to improve transport links in Newport and to
the connecting towns and villages.
By road, the M4 motorway is the most popular route in to Newport
while several smaller 'A roads' link the city to several locations
on the way to the Midlands. The M4 also connects Newport to nearby
Monmouthshire and also Gloucestershire.
Newport does not have an airport but the nearby Cardiff
International Airport can carry passengers to several international
destinations on scheduled flights. Several low far and charter
flights operate from Cardiff International Airport which regularly
sees over 2 million passengers every year.
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