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Newport is the principal town of the Isle of Wight, which is located in the centre of the Island and often referred to as its capital
It is a pretty market town, set around two large squares and has a good shopping centre, great pubs, restaurants and cafés.
Newport’s Minster, St Thomas’s, was re-built with the patronage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Princess Elizabeth, the second daughter of King Charles I is buried at the Minister and a fine marble memorial to her commissioned by Queen Victoria can be seen in the church.
Royal architect John Nash designed the nearby Guildhall on Newport High Street. Quay Arts, the Island’s art gallery and centre, sits in converted former warehouses on the town quay and there are quirky side roads to explore with local craft shops and galleries.