Newport is a vibrant, modern city, located on the River Usk, 12 miles east of Cardiff it is the third largest city in Wales, with a population of 145,700.
The city's shopping and leisure facilities are supported by rail and bus links throughout South Wales and beyond with London less than 2 hours away by rail.
For sporting enthusiasts, The Newport Gwent Dragons play on the nearby Rodney Parade also the home of Newport County. The city boasts international venues such as the velodrome, sports and leisure centre, the renowned Celtic Manor Resort, home to the 2010 Ryder Cup and annually the Wales Open golf championship.
The neighbouring countryside provides an array of interesting leisure options with the Roman Amphitheatre at Caerleon giving a taste of Newport's historical past.
The view of Newport from the Penthouse at Shire Hall