The City of Newport sits on the banks of the River Usk in South Wales, UK. Once a thriving port, these days it is more people and less coal that passes through Newport.
2010 was one of the most exciting in the long history of Newport, with the world's major golfing tournament the 2010 Ryder Cup being held at Celtic Manor Resort. The whole of the Welsh golfing community and indeed the tourist trade were excited about the prospect of the world's best golfers competing in South Wales. The success of the tournament established Newport as a Mecca for golfing holidays and indeed established Wales's reputation for golfing holidays.
In January 2008 Newport was awarded 'Fairtrade City' status, and currently has 28 retail outlets and 14 cafes, all offering fair-trade products. Being a city, it has everything you could expect of high street shopping. Well known stores include Primark, HMV, W H Smith, Marks & Spencer, MK One, Game, Boots and BHS. ....
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