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Castle is in ruins

Newport Castle is basically a shell. It stands on the river Usk right inn the center of Newport. It... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Charlotte NC
A sad relic.

Newport Castle at one time must have been an imposing structure on the bank of the river.Time has... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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25 Jun 2018
“Castle is in ruins”
1 week ago
“Closed for entry - best view from passing train at Sunset.”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through Newport, stopped off to see the ruins of Newport Castle. Not much to see from the road (hard to get to on foot), and its closed to visitors. However, you get a fantastic view looking down into the castle from travelling past on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Newport Castle is basically a shell. It stands on the river Usk right inn the center of Newport. It looks good visually but is very small. It is possibly the least preserved of the Welsh Castles,

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mvann4
Reviewed 19 April 2018

As a newportonian I have tried to be proud of my city, unfortunately all historic artefacts are being demolished or are falling into total disrepair.The castle is one such example,but off by scaffolding and work to the railway.It used to stand tall and proud when...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Linda J
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Inaccessible,not much left and easily missed in the hustle bustle of traffic and trains. I would love to go back in time to see how majestic this old castle must have been.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Its stretching it a bit to call this a castle. More truthfully its the REMAINS of a castle. Still if you are passing by it is a historic monument (of sorts)

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank P C
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Sitting on the bank of the river Usk it was built to defend, Newport castle's ruins are interesting. Fortunately they can be easily viewed from the bridge crossing the river as access is denied.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Sited on the water edge, this castle could be a lot of fun to view, but its not. It seems unwanted , neglected and an embarrassment. History surely is embedded in the walls, but heavy traffic and high unsightly fenced deters all. Gwent seems to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Newport Castle at one time must have been an imposing structure on the bank of the river.Time has however taken its toll on the castle.There doesn't seem to be any way to get close to it,whether that is on purpose due to the instability of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank willtravel6062
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Its a neglected ruin on a roundabout/mai road. Didn't seem to be any way of looking around. Under developed opportunity.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This castle is rubbish it must have great history I'm sure ... it's been left to just crumble away a safe haven for a bunch of piegeons... blink and you end up driving pass it .. I expect people on the trains going past just...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lisa G
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