Newport, West Wales has a long and fascinating history, beginning around 1197 when it was established by Lord Rhys' son-in-law as the new capital of Cemais (an ancient land division of Dyfed). Its importance in the landscape is marked by the castle, ruined over three centuries ago, overlooking the town and the surrounding countryside.
Newport town is well blessed with beaches – Traeth Mawr (Big Beach) and The Parrog being the largest with Bettws and The Cwm also being close by. Traeth Mawr is around a mile long and manned by lifegaurds during the summer months.
Newport is also dominated by the Carningli mountain which has signs of activity dating back thousands of years. Standing stones, hill forts and hut circles stand as testament to the importance of this area to ancient man and all can be enjoyed by keen walkers or, if that sounds too strenuous, a trip in the car will often take you within a stroll of these fascinating artefacts.
The town itself offers the visitor a compact but adequate shopping experience with all of the basic needs required for an enjoyable stay. There are several excellent and easily-accessible pubs offering fantastic food and hospitality, including The Castle Inn, The Royal Oak and The Golden Lion, while Cnapan and Llys Meddyg offer restaurant dining at its best.
If this quaint and characterful West Wales town sounds like your idea of a perfect holiday retreat then take a look at our latest Newport holiday cottage listings below.
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