Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales - A Holiday Haven

Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales - A Holiday Haven, Newport, Wales (B)

Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales stretches along the estuary of the Nevern River that goes down to the Irish Sea in Newport Bay. I started my walk around the town at the Iron Bridge and followed a very easy stretch of the “Pembrokeshire Coast Path”: that runs alongside the Nevern Estuary. The path is lined with trees on both sides with occasional glimpses of the estuary beyond them. As always in Pembrokeshire my walk was enhanced with the friendly greetings of passers-by.

There are several roads that lead from the town to the Coast Path and I had chosen to take the road Feidr Pen-Y-Bont as it goes past Carreg Coetan, an exposed burial chamber. Dating from the Neolithic period (about 3500 BC) this burial chamber was excavated in 1979-80 and is located in a small enclosure in the Carreg Coetan housing estate. It consists of a large capstone balanced on two upright stones. The local people used to believe that this was King Arthur’s Quoit or tomb. But there are other similar sites that have made the same claim regarding this legendary figure. There is another one at Cerrig Y Gof within walking distance of the Newport Car Park. It is on private land and there is no parking nearby. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales - A Holiday Haven
Guide Location: Wales » Newport
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Nevern Estuary
  • Carreg Coetan
  • Hen Gaskell
  • Parrog
  • Newport Boat Club
  • Newport Collective
  • Church of St Mary’s
  • Public Garden
  • Market Street
  • Dolls’ Houses and Toy Collection
  • Blas at Fronlas
  • Llys Meddyg