ST 312-884 Monmouthshire Wales
Newport Castle is a 14th century stone rectangular courtyard fortress, founded by Hugh d'Audele. In the 15th century, Humphrey Stafford strengthened the castle but sadly only the east front now survives. The high curtain wall, powerfully flanked by a central tower with a water-gate and two octagonal angle towers with spur buttresses, stands on the west bank of the River Usk. 3 miles north-east is Caerleon Castle and 10 miles west is Gwern-y-Domen.
Newport Castle is located in the city centre, off Clarence Place. 12 miles north-east of Cardiff, on the A48-M4.
The site is owned by Cadw and is visible from the road.
There are car parks nearby.