Have you been considering a break by the coast, but not sure where to go? Newport is the perfect mix of culture, history and quaint coastal living. Its location on the mouth of the river Usk made it a place of strategic military and economic importance for almost two thousand years.
From the Roman settlers who based a barracks there in the 1st Century AD to the coal miners who, by 1914, were excavating and exporting some six million tonnes of coal from the local mines, each era has left behind important and fascinating artefacts that make Newport an ideal place to immerse yourself in history. And thanks to Travelodge, finding a place to stay doesn't have to ruin the fun. Book now and prepare to be amazed.
Book hotels in Newport
The first of Travelodge's hotels in Newport is perfect for anyone wanting to be right in the heart of the action. The Newport Central hotel is just a few minutes from the bustling city centre, with its vibrant bars, shops and galleries. The Cardiff Whitchurch hotel is conveniently located close to both Cardiff and Newport and makes the perfect base for anyone wishing to explore both cities, while the Caerphilly hotel, with its proximity to the M4, allows for easy access for anyone arriving by car.
The Cardiff Central hotel is a great base for exploring Cardiff and is less than 15 miles from Newport, while the Cardiff Atlantic Wharf hotel allows for unparalleled access to Cardiff Bay and Quays. Finally, the Portishead hotel is an ideal choice for anyone looking for a cheap hotel that is well-connected and stylish, and with our new comfy king size bed, complete with four plump pillows and comfy duvet in every room, you're sure to have a fantastic night's sleep.
Things to do near Newport
If you stay in Newport you won't have to go far to stumble across some history. From Newport Castle - built in the 14th century - to the Newport Medieval Ship which has been a source of much fascination since it was first discovered in 2002, Newport is a city with a thousand stories to tell.
For a mix of old and new, there's the Newport Museum and Art Gallery which has displays on Newport's illustrious past, as well as exhibitions of paintings, prints and crafts. To marvel at some 20th century engineering, visit the remarkable Newport Transporter Bridge, one of only six operational transporter bridges left in the world or, for a night of culture, take in a show at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre.