Newport is the third largest city in Wales. It is located in the valley of the Usk River. The territory of the city is heterogeneous: the southeast is occupied by a plain that was once swampy, the rest of the territory is covered by Ridgway hills. Newport is considered the sunniest city in the UK.
The first settlers of the city’s territory were mainly fishermen. The militant Celtic tribes of the Silurians settled in the Usk Valley before the 1st century. Then the legions of the Roman Empire penetrated here, and Carleon was founded – a fortress that guarded these lands for more than two centuries. At the end of the 11th century, the Normans laid the Newport Castle. At the beginning of the 12th century, the city was mentioned in chronicles as Novo Burgas (New City). There is a name for Newport-on-the-Usk, or the Welsh Casnewydd-ar-Screech. All these names refer to the castle and the Cathedral of St. Vlas, of which only ruins remain.
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