Set among stunning countryside, and with the River Usk flowing through it, the city of Newport in South Wales is a lively and well-situated place to call home. Along with the wealth of shops and attractions in the city centre, there are also many public open spaces and parks nearby, a selection of schools for all ages, and convenient transport links to London, Bristol and Cardiff.
Local shops and city shops
Shopping won't be a problem for anyone considering a move to Newport. The city has a selection of superstores, including Tesco Extra, Asda, Lidl, Co-op Food, Sainsbury's and Morrisons to name a few. You’ll also find a host of retail parks and the central Kingsway Shopping Centre with a wide range of brands to choose from. Plus, Cardiff is just a short drive away, with its fantastic shopping and great places to wine and dine.
Education for all
Newport benefits from a selection of educational resources, for all ages including nurseries, infant schools, primary schools and secondary schools. For older students, the Coleg Gwent City of Newport Campus has a wide range of part and full-time academic and vocational courses. The University of South Wales Newport City Campus is within the heart of the city, with full and part-time courses for Foundation degrees, Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees
Enjoy local green spaces
You’re never far from a beautiful park or scenic countryside in Newport. Close to the city centre is Bellevue Park, a popular Victorian-era park with gardens conservatories and a pavilion – perfect for a lunchtime stroll or picnic. To the north of the city you’ll find Beechwood Park, Glebelands Park and Allt-yr-yn Nature Reserve, while sports enthusiasts will be impressed with the outdoor facilities on offer at venues such as Newport International Sports Village.
To the west of Newport, the Grade I listed Tredegar House is set within 90 acres of beautiful parklands. Said to be one of the most significant late 17th-century houses in the whole of the British Isles, it’s now owned by the National Trust which describes it as "one of the wonders of Wales".
Whilst you’re out, look out for Newport Transporter Bridge, which crosses the River Usk south of the city centre. The Grade I listed 1906 bridge is one of 10 of its kind worldwide, and is a popular attraction as well as a means of transport.
Convenient transport links
Newport city centre has excellent transport links to locations throughout Wales. The train station links to a host of destinations including Bristol and Cardiff, as well as London in just 90 minutes. There are also direct coach services from Heathrow and Gatwick airports and other major centres. The M4 runs north of the city putting Cardiff and Bristol within easy reach by road, and Cardiff and Bristol international airports are both within an hour's drive.