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Life in Newport

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Life in Newport
  • The Wales Coastal Path runs along the city’s coastline, taking in the renowned RSPB Wetlands Nature Reserve
  • The Vale of Usk, Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park are all on the doorstep, affording breathtaking natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor pursuits
  • There is easy access to the Heritage and Gower coasts
  • A cycle path network and walkway links the city centre and its riverside park area to its rural hinterland, the coast and the Monmouthshire - Brecon Canal
  • House prices are around 78% of the average cost for England and Wales
  • New homes have been created, including award-winning environmental developments and luxury riverside apartments close to the city centre
  • Over the past three years, more new homes have been built in Newport than any other Welsh local authority (demonstrating confidence in Newport) 
  • A further 3,500 homes are to be built by the end of 2023 
Sport and leisure
  • The highly anticipated Friars Walk opened in November 2015, bringing top retail and leisure brands to the city centre
  • There are over 30 golf courses in and around Newport plus cycle and walking routes linking the city to Caerleon and the Wales Coast Path
  • Newport International Sports Village houses the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales with swimming pool, gym, indoor tennis centre and football and athletics stadium
  • Cheer on Newport Gwent Dragons rugby team, Newport County AFC and Newport RFC at Rodney Parade and enjoy professional theatre and dance performances, exhibitions, workshops and classes at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre
  • Wales’ top football players, coaches and keen youngsters develop their skills at the National Football Development Centre
  • Ballet Cymru has its base in Newport. The studio boasts one of the largest dance areas in Wales and is used regularly by The Royal Academy of Dance and the Cecchetti Ballet Society 
  • Newport’s reputation for hosting major events has led to it being chosen for the first ABP Newport Wales Marathon in 2018, the British Lionhearts came to Newport as part of the 2018 AIBA World Series of Boxing (WSB) tour, the British Transplant Games were held in Newport in July 2019 and National Armed Forces day in 2023.
  • Newport’s school estate currently comprises of two nursery school, 44 primary schools, 9 secondary schools, two special schools and one pupil referral unit
  • Coleg Gwent is one of Wales’ top performing further education colleges with a campus in Newport delivering vocational and main qualifications
  • Newport has an award-winning University in the city centre – part of the University of South Wales
  • Other highly-ranked universities within 30 miles of Newport are Cardiff University,   Cardiff Metropolitan University, Bristol University and the University of the West of England 
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