Local Attractions

Must See:

Walk and mountain bike through the rugged countryside around Holiday Inn Newport for sweeping views of untamed moorland. Nestled in a green valley 20 miles from the hotel is 12th-century Tintern Abbey, an evocative ruin that inspired a poem by Wordsworth.

Also don’t forget to go back to the Roman times with a visit to the Roman Remains in Caerleon 5 minutes away.

Must Do:

The River Wye is one of Britain’s top canoeing rivers and also offers good conditions for anglers. Saddle up for pony-trekking in the Black Mountains and head to Abergavenny to take off on a picturesque hang-gliding flight over the stunning Wye Valley.

What’s New:

Newport was the city which hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup and four years later welcomed world leaders including the first serving American President in history to set foot in Wales to a Nato Summit. And now, with the £100m Friars Walk shopping and leisure development just months away.

The combination of retail and leisure close to other leisure offers such as The Riverfront Theatre, Newport Centre, and Rodney Parade will give people a choice of things to do in close proximity to one another all day and into the evening

Don’t Go Home Without:

A visit to the Welsh capital, Cardiff, 25 minutes by car from the hotel. You can sit in the Queen’s Royal Box on a tour of the 74,500-capacity Principality Stadium in Cardiff and enjoy a meal and a cocktail in the trendy restaurants and bars around Cardiff Bay.

Tips:

Bring your golf clubs to take advantage of Holiday Inn Newport’s convenient location 2 minutes’ drive from Celtic Manor Golf Course, a Ryder Cup venue. We’re also close to courses at Llanwern, Tracy Park, Dewstow and Shirenewton.