Newport is situated on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border and was itself planned as a new town during the reign of Henry I.
A great fire in 1665 destroyed most of the medieval buildings which were replaced by a fine selection of Regency and Georgian frontages. Today a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and bars offer added benefit to this rural unspoilt market town.
While in Newport make sure to try the delicious handmade, award winning Wrekin White Cheese, prepared using traditional cheese making techniques. If it’s festivals you’re looking for, the Old Time Market during Newport Carnival gives visitors the chance to step back in Victorian times, with traditional games and fancy dress. The renowned Newport Nocturne bicycle race is held every two years around the town streets, even on the cobbles!
On the 3rd Thursday of each month (March to December) a range of high quality food and craft stalls selling locally produced cheese, jam, bread, cakes and handmade jewellery can be found at the Newport Farmers Market. Pizzas are also made and cooked on site in a clay oven - definitely worth a taste!
You can find information on Newport accommodation, including Newport farmhouses on Visit Ironbridge or visit the Visitor Information Point at the Pop Up shop:
2 Wellington Rd,
Artefacts from the local history society, local books, prints,gifts, travel time tables,maps on local walks, leaflets for local attractions, accommodation and restaurants, booking service available.
Find more at: www.allaboutnewport.co.uk