3 things to do in Newport
Get your shopping fix
Newport Shops, Isle of Wight
While the Isle of Wight isn’t really known as a shopping destination, in Newport there are plenty of options for those who enjoy a little retail therapy whilst on holiday. Most of the usual High Street stores can be found here, including Marks and Spencer, Next, Monsoon, Top Shop, Laura Ashley and Waterstones, and there are plenty of local shops to choose from as well. There’s lots of choice of cafes and coffee shops, including Costa and Starbucks for those who miss the big brand names and market days are on Tuesday and Friday.
Walk around the castle walls
Carisbrooke Castle near Newport
A visit to Carisbrooke Castle, just outside Newport, gives you the chance to walk round the ramparts which offer fantastic views in all directions, take a stroll around the Princess Beatrice’s newly restored Edwardian garden, see the famous Carisbrooke donkeys working the water wheel, and of course explore the history of the Castle, which served as a prison for Charles I before he was executed. For opening times and prices, visit the Carisbrooke Website
Quay Arts Centre offers live entertainment
Newport is probably the best place on the Isle of Wight for entertainment. Theatre, comedy, music, dance and film can all be seen at the Quay Arts
Centre as well as an art gallery and cafĂ© during the day. There are also 2 other small theatres: Medina Theatre
and Apollo Theatre
which offer a selection of music, comedy and drama. There’s a multiplex cinema showing all the latest box office hits and plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants for those looking for a lively night out.