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in the county of Isle of Wight

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County Town, being sited on the River Medina, about 5 miles from the sea. Despite its name, the town became the 'New Port' and was given its charter by Richard de Revers, Lord of the Island, as early as 1180, and for centuries before that was also home to the Romans who built luxurious villas in the area.

Newport developed primarily as a result of its location on the navigable River Medina, and also to its central position on the island. Road connections from north, south, east and west meet in Newport. Newport also used to be the hub for the steam railway but this was shut down in the mid 1960's.

Newport has few notable buildings in use today. The mills having either been converted into homes or demolished. The shopping district is concentrated along the High Street with additional facilities in St. James's and St. Thomas's Squares, Pyle Street and the surounding areas

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The Keep at Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke (23 Pictures)

in the county of Isle of Wight

(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction SW of Newport)

Carisbrooke sits close to Newport on the lovely Isle of Wight...

In the region of Fort Victoria.

Cowes (52 Pictures)

in the county of Isle of Wight

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction N of Newport)

The most famous yachting resort in the world. Cowes dates back to Tudor times and is divided in two by the River Medina, creating East and West Cowes..

The Hollies Tea Gardens.

Godshill (91 Pictures)

in the county of Isle of Wight

(5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction S of Newport)

This is a gorgeous little spot which makes an ideal 'away from the crowds' location in which to sample peaceful Island life...

Ryde Town, Isle of Wight

Ryde (41 Pictures)

in the county of Isle of Wight

(5.9 miles, 9.4 km, direction E of Newport)

One of the Island's most popular resorts and is situated on the north-east coast. The town is the first port of call from the mainland on the south-east side...

Sandown Beach appartments on left hand side and Pier - March 2009

Sandown (44 Pictures)

in the county of Isle of Wight

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction SE of Newport)

Sandown was developed as a resort town during the Victorian era, many fine properties remain from these heady romantic times during which some quite famous people descended upon the town...

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Carisbrooke Castle looking inwards

Carisbrooke Castle & Museum (28 Pictures)

(1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction SW)

The castle is where the Roundheads kept King Charles I a prisoner from 1647 until shortly before his execution on 30 January.....

Osborne House. Isle of Wight

Osborne House (73 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction N)

It is often said, in spite of the fact Queen Victoria spent much of her time at Balmoral in the Scottish highlands, that Osborne.....

Quarr, Old Abbey ruins

Quarr Abbey (4 Pictures)

(4.4 miles, 7.0 km, direction NE)

The ruins of Quarr Abbey can be found close to the entrance of Wooten Creek, a pretty waterway used by small fishing boats and.....

Brading Roman Villa exterior

Brading Roman Villa (13 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.2 km, direction E)

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Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall, Isle of Wight

Appuldurcombe House (3 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction S)

This marvellous, romantic ruin was once one of the finest 18th century mansions on the Isle of Wight. The building, in a.....

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Flamingo Park (4 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction E)

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Isle of Wight Zoo (13 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction E)

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