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The vibrant city of Newport is located on the River Usk in South East Wales, and lies just twelve miles from the capital of Cardiff. The third largest city in Wales, Newport boasts a rich history, having been an important port since the medieval era, which was when the Normans built a castle here. The coal industry resulted in the city experiencing significant growth in the 19th century and today it is a melting pot of culture, diversity, history, entertainment, and commerce. Landmarks and places of interest that can be found in the city include Newport Cathedral, Shire Hall, the Masonic Hall and Beechwood House among others.
Newport is a commercial hub with a variety of different business types and companies taking office space in the city. Among the businesses that are based in Newport are defence and security giant Cassidian, the Welsh headquarters for the Charity Commission and British Red Cross, a division of the Passport Office, and the headquarters of the Office for National Statistics. Panasonic has a large manufacturing facility in the city and Wales & West utilities is also headquartered here.
Entertainment And Dining Out
You will never be short of entertainment in Newport, as there is plenty to keep you busy. The Riverfront Arts Centre and the Dolman Theatre are both ideal venues for those with a love for stage production and live performances. There is also a vibrant nightlife in the city, with a range of clubs and bars to choose from. A huge variety of restaurants is on your doorstep if you want to eat out in Newport. Enjoy great Indian dishes at Tamarind Indian Restaurant or sample the European fare on offer at The Ruperra Arms. For traditional British pub food, the Golden Lion is one of many great pubs to head to while the Lighthouse Inn is ideal if you want to enjoy sizzling steaks in a relaxed setting.
Newport provides convenient links to major road networks. The M4 motorway can be reached by taking the A48 or the A4042. Buses and taxis are readily available in the city, which is ideal for those who do not drive. Newport railway station provides access to a network of trains, operating on the Great Western Main Line. There are very convenient bus and rail links to Cardiff from Newport, with Cardiff also providing the nearest major air transport link.