Places to Go and Things To Do
The area in and around Newport offers an impressive choice of places to visit and things to do. Whether you’re looking for hidden beaches, wild walks, haute cuisine or a simple pub lunch you should find something of interest here. Below are links to some of our favourites.
Newport has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to eating out with locally sourced ingredients the norm.
The Golden Lion – the landlord, Darrin, provides great pub grub and a good restaurant and regular live music as well. They also have great bed and breakfast facilities.
Llys Meddyg – run by Ed & Louise who provide fabulous food in great ambience in either the main restaurant or the Kitchen Garden. And if you want to dress up in lippy and heels check out the wonderfully elegant cellar bar. This is the place for a special treat or occasion. They also offer luxurious accommodation.
Lou Lou’s – Louise provides great organic and freshly cooked cuisine. Great for coffee and cakes and light lunches.
The Royal Oak offers food all day including Indian take aways and fish & chips.
Bessie’s – the famous pub in the Gwaun Valley. As long as you want Bass served from an enamel jug, this is the place to go.
There is something for almost everyone in and around Newport.
Newport Golf Club – a links course just two minutes from the town.
Award Winning Coasteering in Pembrokeshire, Wales – fun and challenges for the adventurous. Our teenage guests love this!
The Welsh Wildlife Centre – located in Cilgerran, near Cardigan, this is a nature reserve well worth visiting. Cilgerran Castle is lovely, set on the edge of a steep gorge above the River Teifi and if you enjoy castles, Pembrokeshire has plenty of them and you’ll details of them all on the Castles of Walessite.
Theatr Mwldan – a world class facility offering films, music for all tastes, plays, opera workshops etc. You can book tickets on-line.
Small World Centre – a truly spectacular building, the brain-child of Anne Shrosbree and Bill Hamblett, puppet masters extraordinaire. Home to Bran, believed to be the largest human-powered puppet in the world! Small World offer a cornucopia of events and activities.
Rhosygilwen – run by Glen & Brenda Peters this is yet another wonderful venue for live music. The Neuadd y Dderwen (Oak Hall) a beautiful environment for intimate, live music. Expect anything from Jacqui Dankworth or Eliza Carthy to a Viennese Ball.
Local artist Sarah Hope paints wonderful portraits – commission a painting as part of your holiday.
Pembrokeshire National Park – everything to do with the nation park.
Met Office Fishguard – local weather forecast.
Whatever The Weather Wales – an on-line guide to just about everything that’s happening in the area.
Newport Town – the local town web site.
Visit Pembrokeshire – more things to do and places to go.
More things to do Pembrokeshire – Wales in Style site with lots of ideas.