During your stay at Celtic Manor, be sure to get out and about to take in some of the abundant history and stunning scenery of the surrounding area.
Set in a beautiful 90 acre park, this National Trust property is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain. Discover what life was like for those who lived above and below stairs and spend a leisurely day here, with plenty to interest the whole family. Take a tour of the house, visit the children’s playground, or perhaps try your hand at boating on the lake.
Caerleon was one of the most important military sites in Britain under the Roman Empire. Today, this is brought to life at the imaginatively displayed Fortress Baths and Roman Legionary Museum which graphically portrays the daily life of the garrison.
The amphitheatre, designed to hold 6,000 spectators, was the scene of bloodthirsty entertainment and legend has it that it was also the site of King Arthur’s Round Table.
This fantastic nature reserve offers a haven for wildlife and is a great place for people too, with its RSPB visitor centre featuring gift shop, children’s play area and café with panoramic views over the reserve. Cetti’s warblers and bearded tits can be seen and heard in the reedbeds, and ducks, geese and swans visit the reserve in large numbers during the winter. You’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the Severn estuary all year round.
At the heart of the arts and entertainment scene in Newport, this vibrant theatre offers a wide ranging programme of live performance and visual art. With its 493-capacity theatre, The Riverfront presents a mix of comedy, opera, dance, music and drama. There is also a café and bar with outdoor terrace that spills onto the banks of the River Usk.