Newport is some 3 miles from our Bed and Breakfast Inn and is a picture perfect seaside town. It nestles below Carningli Mountain, has the remains of a Norman Castle and a small harbour known as the Parrog. Driving from our Inn turn right for Fishguard and within a few minutes you will be in Newport. Alternatively you can catch a bus from outside the Inn, please ask us about times.
Newport is a very old town and has probably seen some form of occupation since the Neolithic. In the town you can find a Neolithic Dolmen or Cromlech in Welsh. There is a short article on Carreg Coetan Arthur (the Cromlech) on the following site: Newport Pembs Carreg Coetan Arthur
The more modern Newport has a good selection of shops, restaurants and other attractions to while away many a relaxing hour. Along the main street you will find art galleries, craft shops, a book shop and more. Market Street which runs off the main street has a doll’s house museum, cafe’s, newsagent, post office, chemist, butchers and a small mini market – all set below the remains of Newport Castle.
The towns layout retains much of the original streets that where present during Norman times when the Castle was built. You will also find many traditional Welsh houses and cottages in the town. A short walk from Market Street is St Mary’s Church which has a Norman tower and also offers good views of the Castle which is privately owned.
Some half a mile from the centre of Newport is The Parrog, an old harbour which is now a favourite of recreational boaters. The harbour is tidal and at low tide you can cross the river on foot here to Newport Sands.
There is a car park at the Parrog which does get very busy during the summer. There is also a boating club, a cafe and some lovely old lime kilns and a keepers cottage to see. You can also access the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from the Parrog and a wheel chair friendly section of the path can be enjoyed which follows the Nevern River for a mile or so up to the Iron Bridge.
Along with spectacular coastal views, The Parrog also offers a great view of Carningli Mountain and Newport Town.
Across the Nevern River from the Parrog is Newport Sands (Traeth Mawr in Welsh). This is the largest beach on the North Pembrokeshire Coastline and is backed by sand dunes and Newport Golf Course. During the summer there is a safe swimming area which is manned by Newport Surf Club Life Savers. There is also an ice cream shop and two large car parks at Newport Sands, you can also drive your car on to the beach here.
Newport Sands is a very popular beach and is enjoyed by both water sport enthusiasts as well as families.
A walkers paradise, Carningli offers all that venture up on to her slopes great views of the north Pembrokeshire landscape. There is a wishing well on its slopes that is said to fill and empty with the tide and there is also a great myth about spending a night on the mountain and either returning as a poet or mad! There are many foot paths that cross Carningli and reaching the summit on a clear day is well worth the effort, with views as far as Snowdon in the north and Ireland to the west.
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- Art and Craft Shops
- Post Office and Bank
- Car Parks
- Bus Stops
- Access to Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
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