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madlass Fri 30-Dec-16 11:38:39

We are looking at moving to Newport, South Wales next year and wondered if there are places to avoid, etc. Any help much appreciated.

PollyParrotsCrackers Fri 30-Dec-16 11:47:09

Old barn.
Duffryn estate.

As with all areas there are nice and not so nice ones but those three are the ones i would avoid.

PotteringAlong Fri 30-Dec-16 11:48:15

I'd move to Cardiff!

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Fri 30-Dec-16 19:25:12

Agree with Polly

Also Bettws.

Nice areas are Caerleon, Malpas, St Julian's, Bassaleg, Rogerstone.

Newport doesn't have a great reputation but there's lovely countryside in easy reach and good transport links.

Floggingmolly Fri 30-Dec-16 19:26:40

I'd avoid Newport, full stop...

confusedandemployed Fri 30-Dec-16 19:28:12

Tbh I'd be looking at the Diff or somewhere like Abergavenny...

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Fri 30-Dec-16 20:08:50

Aw it's not that bad. I'm Newport born and bred.
It has got a bad reputation agreed, but there are positives.

Abergavenny is lovely but a bit dull and full of OAPs.
Cardiff is great but the nicest parts are really expensive and the rough parts are really rough.

If you choose well in Newport you'll be ok.
Although saying that I live just outside of Newport now.

I'd focus on bassaleg, rogerstone, Caerleon, Marshfield for good schools.

FromIbizaToTheNorfolkBroads Fri 30-Dec-16 20:12:07

I recently had to spend a few hours in Newport and found it from (sorry people of Newport).

I think I'd prefer to be in a small town/village outsioutside of Newport or, as someone else suggested, Cardiff (which I like)

FromIbizaToTheNorfolkBroads Fri 30-Dec-16 20:12:53


SimonLeBonOnAndOn Fri 30-Dec-16 20:19:50

Ageee the city centre isn't the best, although the new Friars Walk development is an improvement.

It depends what you're moving to Newport for.
It's cheaper than Cardiff and Bristol but an easy commute to both.

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