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Arthur Matchen Blue Plaque
Arthur Matchen Blue Plaque

A blue plaque for Welsh author Arthur Machen is located on his childhood home in Caerleon, Wales, UK.

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Bell Carrier Statue
Bell Carrier Statue

This sculpture was inspired by Saint Gwynllyw, a 6th century warrior king. Legend has it an angel appeared to Gwynllw in a dream, saying – seek out a white ox and build a church where you find the animal.

Belle Vue Park
Belle Vue Park

A history of Belle Vue Park The land on which the park stands was a gift to the town from Lord Tredegar in 1891 to provide a public park for the people of Newport. An open competition to design and construct the park was won by Thomas Mawson (1861-1933) of Windermere who went on to design many gardens in Cumbria, including Holker Hall and Rydal Hall as well as Dyffryn Botanic Garden in Cardiff.

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Blaen Bran Community Woodland Car Park
Blaen Bran Community Woodland Car Park

The Blaen Bran car park involves a bit of a climb to reach the top areas, whereas the Mountain Air car park is higher up the mountain if you want a less strenuous scenic walk, although it involves driving up a single track road and be aware to avoid the animals on the common land!! Below are photos of the car park entrances so you know you’ve ...

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Blaen Bran Reservoir
Blaen Bran Reservoir

Blaen Bran reservoir Blaen Bran reservoir Chris Harris of the Bush Inn, Upper Cwmbran says that the mechanism shown below maybe less than 30 years old. The owners of the reservoir at that time rented the area to paintball operators and they erected a metal frame to make a simple shelter for lunches etc. This was covered with a tarpaulin which was wound back around a mandrel in a trench in the ground by a crank connected by a bike chain. An ingenious use for old surroundings.

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Coed Craig Ruperra
Coed Craig Ruperra

Welcome to Coed Craig Ruperra! A fantastic, recovering broadleaved woodland of 153 acres, Coed Craig Ruperra is close to the villages of Draethen and Rudry in a triangle between Caerphilly, Newport and Cardiff.

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Coed Wen
Coed Wen

This woodland reserve is situated on the tops and slopes of the limestone hills just outside Newport, and this site is an example of an increasingly scarce habitat in the UK. The special plants in the woods reflect this unusual environment and are similarly scarce in Britain.

Cwmcarn Forest
Cwmcarn Forest

Cwmcarn Forest Posted on November 18, 2011 by sarahvining One of the best kept secrets in the Valleys, Cwmcarn Forest Drive is just minutes from Newport and not much further from Cardiff, but it brings visitors right into the heart of the beautiful local woodlands.

Deep Pond
Deep Pond

My pond is 3ft deep and 10x15.Ihave no ledges so what plants are the best to use in a deep pond

East Usk Lighthouse
East Usk Lighthouse

The East Usk Lighthouse The East Usk Lighthouse was constructed in 1893 by Trinity House and is one of two lighthouses that mark the entrance to the River Usk. Still in operation, the lighthouse sends out 2 flashes every ten seconds into the Severn Estuary.

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Flannel Factory Disaster Memorial Bench
Flannel Factory Disaster Memorial Bench

History Points History ... Cwmcarn dam disaster memorial. The metal bench facing Twyncarn Road is a memorial to the 12 ... By 1875 a flannel factory occupied land ...

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre
Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre and Cafe is a popular family attraction that is positioned on top of the Cefn flight, an engineering wonder of the industrial revolution that is located in the picturesque area of Newport.

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Hendre Lake Park
Hendre Lake Park

Hendre Lake Walk (GC5C5X2) was created by RedDragonDiver on 9/2/2014. It's a Small size geocache, with difficulty of 4, terrain of 2.5. It's located in South Wales, United Kingdom.This is a simple multi cache that will take you on a short walk around Hendre Lake Park.

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Isca Augusta
Isca Augusta

Isca, variously specified as Isca Augusta or Isca Silurum, was the site of a Roman legionary fortress and settlement or vicus, the remains of which lie beneath parts of the present-day suburban village of Caerleon in the north of the city of Newport in South Wales. The site includes Caerleon Amphitheatre and is protected by Cadw.

Isca Augusta Legionary Fortress
Isca Augusta Legionary Fortress

Isca, variously specified as Isca Augusta or Isca Silurum, was the site of a Roman legionary fortress and settlement or vicus, the remains of which lie beneath parts of the present-day suburban village of Caerleon in the north of the city of Newport in South Wales. The site includes Caerleon Amphitheatre and is protected by Cadw.

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Kimberley Park
Kimberley Park

Kimberley Park, Newport Viewed from the footbridge Link across Malpas Road. Kimberley Park (formerly known as Crindau Park) occupies land at the foot of Malpas hill bordered by Malpas Road, the M4 motorway, the former Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, and Blaen-y-Pant Crescent.

Llandegfedd Reservoir
Llandegfedd Reservoir

Llandegfedd Reservoir (also known as Llandegveth Reservoir) is a large 174 hectare water supply reservoir and is eight miles (13 km) north of Newport in south Wales.

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Llandegfedd Reservoir Visitor Centre
Llandegfedd Reservoir Visitor Centre

Llandegfedd Visitor & Watersports Centre Llandegfedd (Llandegveth) Reservoir is a water supply reservoir set in the beautiful rolling landscapes of South Wales, near Pontypool. This beautiful new place to visit includes a state-of-the-art Watersports and Visitor Centre, which has recently been awarded Welsh Building of the Year 2016 by the Royal Society of Architects.

Llanyrafon Manor
Llanyrafon Manor

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Magor Marsh
Magor Marsh

Magor Marsh is of historical importance and there have been several Iron Age, Roman and Medieval discoveries near the reserve. The name Magor is a Welsh word Magwyr meaning ‘wall’ but this is interpreted in different ways.

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Mynydd Machen
Mynydd Machen

Mynydd Machen is a 362-metre-high (1,188 ft) hill lying between the town of Risca and the village of Machen in Caerphilly County Borough in south Wales. Its summit is crowned by a trig point and a mast.

Mynydd Twyn-Glas
Mynydd Twyn-Glas

Mynydd Twyn-glas: Hill number: 2292: ... 
From c/p on mountain road. ... Easy parking at 236981 and then a 65 minute walk to the trig with GB.

National Roman Legion Museum
National Roman Legion Museum

National Roman Legion Museum The National Roman Legion Museum (Welsh: Amgueddfa Lleng Rufeinig Cymru) is a museum in Caerleon, near Newport, south-east Wales. It is one of three Roman sites in Caerleon, along with the Baths museum and the open-air ruins of the amphitheatre and barracks.

Newport Castle
Newport Castle

The castle is in the city of Newport between the Newport Bridge and the neighbouring railway bridge, on the west bank of the River Usk. It is adjacent to the B4591 , at the Old Green interchange.

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Newport Cathedral
Newport Cathedral

Newport Cathedral (Welsh: Eglwys Gadeiriol Casnewydd) is the cathedral of the Diocese of Monmouth, in the Church in Wales, and seat of the Bishop of Monmouth. Located in the city of Newport in South East Wales, its full title is Newport Cathedral of St. Woolos, King & Confessor.

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Newport Centre
Newport Centre

An excellent multi-purpose facility in the heart of Newport City Centre. Have a dip in the pool, keep fit in the gym or take part in numerous sporting activities, treat yourself in the Café, enjoy a live music concert or you can host your own party or business event.

Newport Medieval Ship
Newport Medieval Ship

Find out more about the story behind the Newport ship, its discovery, its history and its future. Make a donation or join the Friends of the Newport Ship.

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Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Museum Art Gallery. Newport Museum and Art Gallery has been collecting evidence of Newport’s history, culture and environment since 1888. The museum displays tell the story of Newport from prehistoric times to the 20th Century and temporary exhibitions always offer something new to explore!

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Old Police Station,
Old Police Station,

In 2014 Admiral Insurance opened a large newly constructed office opposite Newport railway station. In 1997, Newport secured what was then thought to be Europe's largest-ever inward investment when the LG Group announced a £1.7 billion project creating 6,100 jobs, and supported by public sector grants.

Pant-yr-eos Reservoir
Pant-yr-eos Reservoir

Pant yr eos Reservoir Newport, Caerphilly, Wales. Pant yr eos Reservoir. Islwyn and District Angling Club Mountain Road Risca Newport Caerphilly Wales NP11 6JB.

Pencoed Castle
Pencoed Castle

Pencoed Castle is a ruined Tudor mansion, largely dating from the 16th century, in the parish of Llanmartin, now within the city of Newport, south Wales. It is located about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east of Llanmartin village, and 0.5 miles (0.80 km) south-east of Llandevaud, at the end of a farm lane.

Penhow Castle
Penhow Castle

Penhow Castle gives us a fascinating look at a smaller-type medieval fortification once numerous throughout Wales, and provides insight into the way the British house has developed over the centuries.

Ringland Wood
Ringland Wood

The wood supports a large number of wild birds, butterflies, bats and small animals including grey squirrels and hedgehogs. There is network of surfaced paths with access from Edward German Crescent, Cot Farm Circle, Ringland Circle and Sterndale Bennett Road.

Risca Industrial History Museum
Risca Industrial History Museum

Risca Industrial History Museum The museum displays an extensive collection of artefacts, memorabilia and photographs illustrating some of the industrial history of the area: coal mining, the iron industry, tram roads, railways, canals etc.

Riverfront Arts Centre
Riverfront Arts Centre

Epic Dance students aged between three and twenty-three will take the stage at the Riverfront, Newport on Sunday 15 th of July at 2.00pm and 7.00pm for their performances of Epic Dance Heroines (and Heroes!).

Roman Barracks
Roman Barracks

Roman Britain wasn’t that bad at all if you were a Roman. Leisure time was important and Caerleon – or Isca as it was known in Roman times – had it all laid out. Your average resident liked nothing better after a relaxing bathe and swim than to head off to the nearby amphitheatre for a bit of blood and gore.

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Ruperra Castle
Ruperra Castle

The delightful Mansion of Ruppera is situated near the eastern boundary of the county of Glamorgan, adjoining Monmouthshire, and about two miles north of Romney Bridge, on the great road between Newport and Cardiff.

Sirhowy Valley Country Park.
Sirhowy Valley Country Park.

Sirhowy Valley Sirhowy Valley Country Park is a great base for walking or cycling. Take a gentle stroll along the former railway track (it’s flat!) or ramble down through the Flatwoods Meadows Local Nature Reserve alongside the Sirhowy River.

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Tredegar House
Tredegar House

Tredegar House (Welsh: Tŷ Tredegar) is a 17th-century Charles II-era country house mansion in Coedkernew, at the western edge of the city of Newport, Wales. For over five hundred years it was home to the Morgan family, later Lords Tredegar; one of the most powerful and influential families in the area.

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Tredegar House Country Park
Tredegar House Country Park

The park has large open spaces and a variety of special events take place here throughout the year, including circuses, funfairs, community events and fun runs. There is always something going on! Tredegar House itself plays hosts to craft markets, murder mystery evenings, and more.

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Twmbarlwm
Twmbarlwm

Newport is also home to five teams that play in the Welsh Football League: Caerleon, Lliswerry, Newport City, Newport Civil Service and Newport YMCA,. The city has its own league, the Newport and District Football League, which is part of the Welsh football league system and consequently some Newport clubs field teams in the Gwent County League.

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Waunfawr Park
Waunfawr Park

Comprehensive address and postcode details for 13 Waunfawr Park Road, Cross Keys, NEWPORT, NP11 7PH, including crime stats, house prices, parliamentary information and much more.

Wentwood
Wentwood

Wentwood (Welsh: Coed Gwent) is a forested area of hills, rising to 309 metres (1,014 ft), in Monmouthshire, South Wales. It is located to the north east of, and partly within the boundaries of, the city of Newport

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