Newport Castle

Newport Castle: Address, Newport Castle Reviews: 2.5/5

Newport Castle
2.5

2.5
47 reviews
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Tina T
South Wales, UK42 contributions
So disappointing.
Aug 2021
Made my way along the Usk with the promise of a castle at the end of my journey...was shocked and disappointed to find I couldn't get near it, but instead was confronted by a series of railings surrounded by a grubby space near the underpass, which didn't feel particularly safe. So much more could be made of this site of historical interest.
Written November 24, 2021
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Ian C
1 contribution
Shame and Disgrace
Aug 2020 • Couples
To echo what has already been said- what a shame and disgrace. History that should have been preserved and cared for. Been left to decay without even an information board for anyone who would be interested.
Written September 14, 2020
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Chrissy309
Shrewsbury, UK189 contributions
Expecting more
May 2019 • Friends
There is not much of Newport castle left and you are not able to look around, only from the footpaths. Would be better if people did not camp out in the grounds with all their belongings slung over the railings, plus their rubbish too.
Written June 6, 2019
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Alan B
Newport, UK1,053 contributions
Not much left of it now
Apr 2019 • Solo
Cannot access this now dangerous site on the banks of the Usk but easy to get up close to. Can see that it dominated the area in its hayday
Written April 13, 2019
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welsh girl
Newport, UK110 contributions
Sadly neglected
Jan 2019 • Solo
Poor Newport castle has been left to decay for many years. More should be done to preserve this important piece of history, it is inaccessible and I don't think there is any information about the castle nearby, possibly the nearby museum and art gallery could provide some information about it's place in the history of Newport.
To be honest I think if you made a specific journey to visit the castle you would be bitterly disappointed.
You could find out about the castle online and then visit it I suppose, but consider combining it with a visit to other nearby places, such as the museum, shopping in Newport, cinema etc.
It's such a shame that more isn't done to preserve it.
Written January 22, 2019
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Stueeee
Newport, UK604 contributions
Aweful
Dec 2018
One of the most abused and neglected Castles in Wales.
A crumbling pile of Norman stones
The river facade is nicely flood lit though.
Written January 7, 2019
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,692 contributions
Closed for entry - best view from passing train at Sunset.
Oct 2018 • Solo
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 the train.
Only wish CADW would open it up for visitors!
Written December 3, 2018
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mvann4
Sedona, AZ208 contributions
Castle is in ruins
Jun 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,
Written June 25, 2018
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Linda J
13 contributions
Very sad
Mar 2018 • Solo
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 I was a little girl in the 60's.Parking is a nightmare so you can't park near it and if you do you have to contend with endless traffic and no where to stand as they have taken away the pavement. Shame on you NCC.😠
Written April 19, 2018
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Colleen C
23 contributions
So sad - Reviews here are true
Mar 2018 • Couples
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.
Written March 14, 2018
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