Start from Newport Castle and create your own trail of South East Wales castles with Newport Bus! Here are some of our largest monuments:
In the heart of the Capital City of Cardiff, Cardiff Castle is a fantastic place to visit and one of the leading heritage attractions. With events throughout the summer, it’s never been a better time to discover or re-discover Cardiff castle.
Here is the link to the events at the Castle - Events at Cardiff Castle
No worries about parking, with Route 30 from Newport City Centre to Cardiff Customs House Street (opposite end St Mary Street) or Route X30 for a more direct route into Cardiff to Greyfriars Road. Choose our City Day Plus (Zone 2) ticket or Family Day ticket (£8.50 for 2 adults and 3 children).
Photo credit: Ham, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Raglan Castle: To the north of Newport stands the mighty fortress-palace of Raglan castle, managed by CADW. Set-up in beautiful countryside, this will be a great day out for the family.
Plan your visit on Cadw website / Raglan Castle as you will need to pre-book your visit to the castle, With falconry events planned this summer, you don’t want to miss it.
Travel there with the 60 services to Monmouth, stop at Cadoc’s Church in the lovely village of Raglan. This is a pleasant 15-minute walk to the castle mews.
Photo credit: By Bob McCaffrey from Rickmansworth, UK - Raglan Castle (2), CC BY-SA 2.0
To the east of Newport, you find Caldicot Castle and Country Park. Founded by the Normans and developed over the centuries to a beautiful Victorian mansion, Caldicot Castle has a lot to offer. Look out for Nerys the dragon when you visit.
At the site, you will find a café for refreshments and light snacks and toilets, all open Tuesday - Sunday (11 am-4 pm). More info on Visit Monmouthshire website
Travel from Newport City Centre or Chepstow with the X74 – stop at Caldicot Nedern Bridge to enter the country park to the South or at Church Road for a longer walk.
Last but not the least of our castles, Chepstow Castle, is located on the River Wye; a magnificent fortress, now managed by CADW. For more than six centuries, Chepstow was home to some of the wealthiest and most powerful men of the medieval and Tudor ages.
Plan your trip on the Cadw website / Chepstow Castle as pre-booking is required at present. With events taking place throughout the summer, you can choose what is the best time for you.
Chepstow castle is a 10-minute walk through the lovely town centre of Chepstow, where you will find cafes and independent shops.
Travel to Chepstow Bus Station from Newport City Centre with the 73 for a scenic route via Penhow or the X74 through the Gwent Levels via Magor, Undy and Caldicot.