Ridgeway, Newport

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Ridgeway
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A view of the top of the Ridgeway
Ridgeway is located in Newport
Ridgeway
Ridgeway
Location within Newport
Population1,513 
OS grid referenceST334870
Community
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT
Postcode districtNP20 9
Dialling code01633
Savoy exchange
PoliceGwent
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Newport
51°35′20″N 3°01′15″W / 51.588879°N 3.020835°W / 51.588879; -3.020835Coordinates: 51°35′20″N 3°01′15″W / 51.588879°N 3.020835°W / 51.588879; -3.020835

Ridgeway is an area in Newport, Wales, in the electoral ward and community of Allt-yr-yn. It is well known for its ridge which overlooks Rogerstone and the nearby woodland areas. Ridgeway is at the end of the estate the main road breaks off onto the M4 motorway.

Ridgeway is a predominantly middle class area in Newport, Gwent. Alongside the neighbouring Alt-yr-yn and has historically been a highly sought after area of Newport due to its catchment proximity of schools such as Glasslwch Primary, which has an Estyn “Excellent” rating, and up until its move in 2009, Rougemont Private School.

The estate consists of mainly 1920s housing with generous gardens and wide streets. Local amenities include the Ridgeway Inn and Ridgeway Cafe.

The area has earned the nickname of “Little Switzerland” due to the generous panoramic views and style of housing.