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Newport Transporter Bridge

River Usk, Newport NP20 2JG, Wales
+44 1633 656656
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Fantastic experience!

Visited today with my sister, we both hate heights! Gondola was broken so thought we would just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gentc68
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Piece of history

Having lived in Newport most of my life, I've had many experiences on the transporter bridge. When... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melon1789
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Newport Transporter Bridge is one of 8 remaining transporter bridges world wide. The Bridge is open April till the end of September Weds - Sun 10.00 -17.00. Last admission to the high level walkway is at 16:00 and last crossing west to east is at 16:30. The was designed by French Engineer Ferdinand Arnodin and opened Bridge opened in 1906 . The Bridge has a grade 1 listing.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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River Usk, Newport NP20 2JG, Wales
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"over the top"
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"across the river"
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"victorian engineering"
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"engine room"
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"engine house"
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"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"end of september"
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"piece of history"
in 10 reviews
"industrial heritage"
in 7 reviews
"walk up"
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"working order"
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"climb the stairs"
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"worth the climb"
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"small fee"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited today with my sister, we both hate heights! Gondola was broken so thought we would just walk up the steps a couple of levels to look at the views. Amazingly we did the whole thing & it was fantastic! All credit goes to Tim,...More

Thank gentc68
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in Newport most of my life, I've had many experiences on the transporter bridge. When we were all kids it was our Sunday after noon treat after football to go back home over the bridge, we'd love to get out of the car...More

Thank Melon1789
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The transporter bridge is a wonderful piece of industrial history. Beautifully kept running by a team of volunteers, it was a joy to finally ride on this iconic bridge in Newport. Even got a view of the engine room, was a really nice place to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This iconic piece of early 20thC engineering is brilliant. Climb the 270 steps and walk the over gantry nearly 200 ft above the River Usk. The views are spectacular, photo opportunities endless and the volunteers, who are really friendly and very knowledgeable, will tell you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we live only 30 miles from Newport, Gwent, we did not know about the Newport Transporter Bridge. It is one of only half a dozen left in the world. Getting to the bridge is easy enough and there is a small parking area. The...More

Thank Brian I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Does what a bridge should do, had my heart beating a bit fast as it’s quite high but apart from that quite an enjoyable experience

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to do this for some time and so glad we finally got round to doing it. Absolutely amazing value at only £3 per person and that included the chance to climb the 278 steps to the top of the bridge to walk across...More

Thank weegies1968
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Recommend as a good experience for the kids, bit scary, but the view is good from the top and you can see so far out

Thank obzy32
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It's quite a long climb, but the views from the bridge were incredible! Very interesting history too.

Thank mhairimillard
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing peice of history for all to enjoy , fab friendly people who run it , who are very knowledgeable about the bridge .

Thank teresa b
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Joasinka
23 March 2018|
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Response from NpTbridge | Property representative |
Yes, we are open 10 - 17.00 - last admission to the top is at 16:00 and last crossing west to east is at 16:30 - We are now open Wednesday - Sunday + Bank Holidays until Sept 30th A day ticket adults at allows access to... More
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yas19822017
1 September 2017|
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Response from Colin Roy D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but only on the gondola. Too many steps for the aerial walk!!!
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jtrend80
22 July 2017|
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Response from NpTbridge | Property representative |
Its £3.00 for an adult day ticket that allows access to the high -level and unlimited crossings on the gondola and £2.00 for a child. Adult Crossing one way £1.00 and £1.50 return Child crossing 50p one way and £1.00... More
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