We enjoy an excellent quality of life in Newport, with house pricing at around 70% of the national average and two secondary schools in the Sunday Times Parent Power League Tables. As well as being a coastal city, Newport is in close proximity to the breathtaking Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Brecon Beacons, the Gower Coast and the Vale of Usk. Our city centre is experiencing exciting redevelopment to give retail and business premises a new lease of life. A major retail project is underway, and the transformed railway station provides excellent access to our impressive transport network. Read more
Newport hosted the extremely successful Ryder Cup in 2010, putting us on the sporting map. We’re also home to high academic achievement: the pass rate at A Level in Newport in 2012 was 98.3%, higher than both the Welsh and UK averages.