Newport Days Out

Newport is a multicultural city on the Isle of Wight. It is home to some fascinating medieval structures that are great fun to visit. To plan for your Newport days out, be sure to secure a Newport coach hire vehicle that is large enough to take your entire group in one vehicle comfortably. From there, the recommendation is to head for Carisbrooke Castle. This 11th century castle stands on a hill on what was originally the site of a Roman Fort. The Governor’s house behind the castle holds a museum of the island’s history while you can also visit the well for the castle that is still operational.

After your tour of Carisbrooke Castle it is off to visit Arrenton Manor. This building was built in 1639 and is home to a large collection of dolls through the ages as well as the National Radio Museum. Another great site to visit is the Old Grammar School near St James Square. This building was built in 1614 and was home to educators through several centuries.

Of course, if you are visiting Newport then you need to make sure you have time to stop and see the Transporter Bridge over the River Usk. This bridge is the only operational transporter bridge still in operation in much the same fashion as when it was completed in 1906. There is a visitor’s centre on the west side of the bridge that shows how the bridge works and its history as well. Weather permitting, you can climb the 277 steps to the top of the bridge to get a panoramic view of Newport and its surroundings. On your way home, you may have time for one more stop at the Tredegar House. This 17th century mansion was home to the famous Morgan family for over 500 years.