Newport

Newport in Pembrokeshire is an attractive, bustling coastal town situated between Fishguard and Cardigan. It boasts both a Norman Castle and Church, which stand proudly above this small medieval town on the slopes of Carn Ingli mountain. Ancient streets and pathways lead directly to the river Nevern Estuary teeming with wildlife.

The Welsh name for Newport, Trefdraeth, can be translated to 'town by the beach' - a long, golden stretch of sand protected by craggy headlands. The town has a variety of shops, numerous art galleries, craft shops, antique shop, books shops and coffee shops.

Visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Tourist Information Centre on Long Street where you can get local information on where to go and what to do.

The Newport Town Trail is a fantastic way to explore the town and learn about its history and traditions. Find out more on the Newport website.

Approximately 5 miles from Newport, nestled deep in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the unique Iron Age hill fort of Castell Henllys. Step back in time in the fantastic replica Iron Age roundhouses, built right on top of the excavated remains of an existing hill fort, dating back 2,400 years. A Scheduled Ancient Monument, Castell Henllys is one of many prehistoric promontory forts in the National Park dating to around 600BC, but the only one where you can actually go inside a roundhouse and grind flour and make bread just like the Celts used to!

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