Newport Cathedral is a primarily Norman building, with Saxon foundations, which was begun circa AD500 as a place of Christian worship on the top of Stow Hill, Newport. There is an exceptionally fine Norman archway, a typical Norman nave (circa 1080), and a medieval tower which affords a magnificent panorama of the area. Modern additions include a stained glass window and reredos by John Piper (1962). Tower tours (parties up to 10 people) - 113 steps to the top well rewarded by amazing views of the Newport area, its surrounding hills and the Bristol Channel. Available from 10.00 - 11.30, and then 13.30 - 15.30 12.00 - 13.00 Midday Concert .
At 12 noon there will be an organ recital.
Address: Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4EA.
By car: for SatNav, enter NP20 4EA.
From M4 Junction 27 follow “Newport/Town Centre” signs. At the next roundabout take 2nd exit. Continue along this road (past two sets of traffic lights) until you see St Woolos Hospital on the right. At the shops, you will see the cathedral ahead of you. Follow the one-way system around the cathedral. There is limited on-street parking here.
By bus from Newport Railway Station - take Circular route 5A.
Step-free access to the cathedral is available - cars should park within the cathedral precinct.
Tower tours are available to children over 8 years old, under supervision. The tours are not advisable for adults who are frail, or suffer from vulnerable conditions.