Newport Explorer

River Usk walkway

Newport Explorer puts the city’s great stories on the street and on your mobile phone.

From first-hand accounts of political revolts to archive film of the carnival parade, Newport Explorer gives you a new way to learn about Newport, past and present.

How it works

On the move

Newport is one of the UK's 'superconnected cities' with fast free WiFi across the city centre. Our signs in the street and in shop windows will guide your smartphone to the cities best stories, facilities and shopping opportunities. 

Whenever you see the symbol, there is information about the local area; look out for the brightly coloured Newport Explorer signs and panels. You will find them in the city centre next to landmark buildings, historic sites or at locations where there is an interesting story to tell.

To get the information, you can:

SCAN the QR code, 

TAP your device on the NFC tag, or

TYPE the short code into the box on 

From your PC

You can also enjoy Newport Explorer in the comfort of your home. Access the PC version of the website at and click on the map hotspots to enjoy a virtual visit.

Collect the free accompanying leaflet and map at the Local Tourist Information Centres