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Newport

Wales' third City and host City for The 2010 Ryder Cup

Casnewydd (Welsh); twinned with Guangxi (China), Kutaisi (Georgia) and Heidenheim (Germany)

Newport is Wales' third City. And its youngest. But back in the day it was even larger and more important than Cardiff, Wales' capital.

Today Newport is most famous for being the host City for The 2010 Ryder Cup. And for a certain song parody. But dig a little deeper and Newport reveals itself as a vibrant City with exuberant architecture and a diverse culture.

A medieval castle and cathedral rub shoulders with the modern Newport City Footbridge and Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre. And the 100 year old Transporter Bridge, one of 7 remaining worldwide and recently reopened following refurbishment.

Newport is also proud of its open spaces. A several times 'Wales in Bloom' winner, the City is also home to the Newport Wetlands RSPB reserve, Tredegar House, a Restoration mansion and country park, and the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, a place to stop and relax on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

See the official City website for more on visiting Newport.