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Your Local Guide to Newport Shropshire

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Newport is a beautiful historic market town and an ideal place to visit or use as your base for exploring our town, the surrounding villages and hamlets or the picturesque Shropshire Countryside, historical buildings, landmarks, fantastic independent shops and boutiques, traditional pubs, cafes and more...

Newport has a wide range of Main Events throughout the year and is fast becoming a cultural centre in the area. The town hosts many events throughout the year, the six main events that bring many visitors to Newport, are Newport Show which is hosted yearly in Chetwynd Park and is situated in the show-ground between Edgmond and Newport. Newport Show has become one of the main shows in the county and West Midlands region due to its position near the town and size of the show ground, which also hosts Shropshire Game Fair and British Falconry and Raptor Fair.

At the heart of Newport since the 12th Century is St Nicholas Church. The church has gone through many changes through the ages, which together with various carvings and beautiful stained windows, offer a fascinating glimpse into town history for the passing visitor. The church is open seven days a week between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Their website offers dates and times of upcoming church events.

In the centre of Newport itself the main events are the Newport Carnival, which has been staged in Newport for over 150 years and the Newport Old Tyme Market which happens annually, usually before or after Newport Show in July. The newest event is the Newport Music festival which is hosted by various venues in the town.

Newport's historic, Listed Market Hall building was built in 1860 after an Act of 1858 allowed for a new Market Hall and Indoor Market to be built. The indoor market took over from the Buttercross covered market, which stood where the Pulestone Cross stands today. The original Buttercross offered the people of Newport eggs and butter. Today's indoor market traders offer a much broader range of produce and products, as can be experienced by visiting them on a Friday or Saturday.

One of the biggest events in the town is the biennial Newport Nocturne Bike Race, which sees the Newport High Street packed with cycling enthusiasts and local supporters, and is well covered by national press and media outlets.

Tourist Information for Newport Shropshire

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Welcome to our Visitor information page for Newport Shropshire. The Tourist Information Point on the High Street, provides information booklets for Newport and the surrounding picturesque Shropshire countryside. You will also find a wide selection of locally produced literature on topics such as - places of interest, a variety of local walks, cycle trails and historical events and you can also discover stories of notable and interesting people of this area.

If you would like more information relating to our historic Shropshire market town, please contact Newport’s Tourist Information Point, located at 3 Guildhall, High Street, Newport TF10 7AR. Telephone 07831 395322. Please note the Information Point is closed on Sunday. But don't let that stop you popping over and enjoying the wonderful range of Shops, Tea and Coffee houses, Pubs and Restaurants in the town.

Newport - A Market Town with much to Offer

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Tourist Information can be found at the Guildhall in Newport.

newport old tyme market

Newport's Old Tyme Market held in June. See Events for details.

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Packed with local produce and gifts, Newport's Indoor Market.

Other Tourist Information Centres

  • Visit Ironbridge
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  • Visit Ironbridge offers visitors a wealth of information, offers, events and history for this local World Heritage site.
  • Shropshire Tourism
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  • The Shropshire Tourism site is packed with valuable visitor information relating to our fabulous county of Shropshire.
  • Telford Tourism Partnership
    » Visit the Website
  • Telford Tourism Partnership is the destinations strategic body for the tourism sector and provides a voice for the local tourism industry.

Newport Town Guide

Download your copy of the Newport Town Guide. This digital edition is suitable for pc, tablet and smartphone. Includes a town centre map featuring free parking, free wi-fi, banks and more.

Newport Map

Looking to visit our diverse market town, with its wonderful independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and beautiful countryside? Get directions and plan your visit here.

Canal Walk Guide

For those looking to mix history with walking or cycling, download a guide to the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals which covers just over 23 miles from Norbury to Shrewsbury.

Useful Numbers

Need to know the telephone number for a school in Newport? Or the number for Recycling, Newport Town Council or Newport Library? Try our Useful Numbers page.