student accommodation in newport

about newport

Newport is a Cathedral and University City in South East Wales. It is located on the River Usk, approximately 12 miles northeast of Cardiff. It is the third largest city in Wales, with a population of approximately 145,700.

Until the rise of Cardiff from the 1850s, Newport was Wales’ largest coal-exporting port. During the 20th century, when the docks declined , Newport remained an important manufacturing and engineering centre. It was granted city status in 2002. Newport also hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010.

Newport is home to 24,000 students attending The University of South Wales at its Newport Campus


  • Marvel blockbuster Captain America used the sprawling Ministry Of Defence-owned site near the village of Caerwent as the location for its huge World War Two battle scenes. It’s also played host to TV shows like Doctor Who and Torchwood.
  • The late Lancashire artist L.S. Lowry’s oddest work was inspired by a Welsh train journey. Entitled Woman with Beard, it depicted the rather hirsute lady who boarded at Newport and ended up sitting next to him as he travelled to Paddington in 1957. The piece was valued at around £200-300k in 2000.
  • In 2007, rap megastar Kanye West got hot under the collar for a fish bhuna from Rogerstone, Newport. The US rapper was tipped off about the quality of the Newport curry and reportedly forked out thousands to get a spicy, transatlantic takeaway cooked for him by the restaurant.
  • He was the most famous magician who ever slipped free of a strait jacket – Harry Houdini. The Budapest-born, Detroit-raised star choose Newport to kick off his very first international tour in 1905. He showed up the local police by breaking out of their cells whilst completely naked, he returned several years later when he jumped handcuffed from Newport Bridge.

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Newport Student Village

Newport Student Village is located in the centre of Newport, a two minute walk away from the University of South Wales’ City Campus and the Caerleon Campus can be easily reached by bus. Two large supermarkets are situated just minutes from the accommodation and all public transport, such as buses and trains, are easily accessible.  On-site facilities include a large common room with comfortable seating, quiet study room, TV, PlayStation and pool table.

Newport itself offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, eating out and various other leisure activities. Newport Leisure Centre is a 10-minute walk away and includes a state-of-the-art gym, pool and other sports facilities.

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