About Newport

Welcome to our new website for Newport, the Isle of Wight’s county town, which geographically sits at the heart of the Island and is built around the River Medina, so is a perfect base to use for exploring. Newport is the proud home to the largest array of shops, pubs, restaurants and attractions on the Island and being at the centre of the Island, has the best and most regular transport links.

St James Square, NewportThe thriving centre of Newport has many high street chains, supermarkets and a popular traditional Farmers’ Market on Fridays. With a multi-screen cinema, two theatres, the Quay Arts Centre and many great pubs and restaurants, there are plenty of entertainment choices.

The town is now a mix of bustling streets, narrow lanes and smart Georgian buildings and is a popular shopping centre and home to many top high street names, some excellent supermarkets together with some unique and charming boutiques. It also has more than its fair share of good cafés, pubs and restaurants as well as a multi-screen cinema complex, theatres, galleries, museums and late night bars.

There is a traditional Farmers’ Market in St Thomas’ Square on Fridays which is one of the few in the country to still be held weekly. There is a range of produce available including fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, local honey, home baked bread, award winning cheeses, quality meats, handmade cakes and many more Island offerings.

The surrounding area boasts many attractions such as Arreton Barns, Carisbrooke Castle, Newport Roman Villa, Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens, the Monkey Haven, Butterfly World and The Wight Military and Heritage Museum.

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