Newport (Shropshire)

Rural splendour; a student's guide to Newport (Shropshire)

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Joe Hart (Footballer)
    Greg Davies (Comedian)
    Charles Darwin (Naturalist)

  • Population: 12,741

    • About Newport (Shropshire)

      Deep in the attractive Shropshire countryside sits one of the highest rated university  in the UK. Specialising in land and agricultural studies, those that like to get their hands dirty benefit from top notch teaching standards at the Harper Adams University. 

      For over a hundred years the university has contributed research and understanding in the rural and agricultural industries, and remains today one of the most respected going. The campus sits a short walk from Newport, with over 2,000 students enjoying state of the art facilities with the countryside on their doorstep – perfect for field trips and leisure activities. 

      As you would expect the campus is a friendly place and it helps that everything is never more than a short walk away. Harper Adams is not the university to come to if you’re a dedicated city sort, but for everyone else Newport has a handful of pubs for students and locals alike. 

      Nearby Telford offers the best entertainment and nightlife locally, with a dry ski slope, bowling and go-karting amongst the usual supply of continental restaurants, bars and clubs.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • Harper Adams University


      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Newport is arguably one of the best places in the UK to visit if you are a sporty person, due to its proximity to the Lilleshall National Sports Centre

      • Newport sits on a sandstone ridge on the eastern border of the Welsh Marches and west of the Aqualate Mere, the largest natural lake in the English Midlands

      • Newport seems an odd name for a town that is about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, but there is actually a very good reason behind it. Newport once contained many lakes which supplied the Norman kings of England with fish