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Newport, in Gwent, is a cathedral city in south east Wales. The city lies on the River Usk close to its confluence with the Severn estuary and is roughly 10 miles to the east of Cardiff, Wales' capital city. Newport has been a port since medieval times when its castle was built by the Normans. The city grew rapidly when the port began to play an important role in exports of coal that had been mined in the eastern valleys of South Wales. Newport remained the largest coal exporting port until Cardiff took over in the 1850's.
Newport's main shopping area is the pedestrianised streets of the city centre which include the High Street, Newport Arcade, Market Arcade, Commercial Street, Skinner Street, Bridge Street, Upper Dock Street, Market Street and John Frost Square. There is also the Kingsway Shopping Centre which is an indoor shopping mall.
Newport Transporter Bridge is one of the few remaining working bridges of its type in the world and featured in the film Tiger Bay. Visitors can travel on the suspended cradle most days and can walk over the top of the steel framework on bank holidays. The only other British example is Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge. Open days are occasionally held to view the renovation of the historically important Newport Ship.
The world famous city of culture, sport, business, fashion, finance and food, London is the capital of the United Kingdom and is located in the south east region of England. For such an amazing city it may come as a surprise to many visitors to find out that many of London's attractions are free. Examples of free attractions include the British Museum, the Museum of London, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate and Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, the Science Museum and many, many more! For a relaxing way to explore the city take one of the many open topped bus tours or alternatively take a different perspective of London and hop on to a river boat tour where you will get to see the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge from a unique perspective. For the more energetic visitor there are walking tours and even cycle tours covering many parts of London. Getting around London is easy as the city is well served by local bus, rail, underground, tram, DLR and river boat services. Most services take advantage of the Oystercard cashless electronic ticketing system that is used by most of London's transport network.