Gaer Christian Centre, NP20 3NN
Gaer Christian Centre is a large white triangular building located on the corner between Highfield Road and Gaer Park Drive near the top of the hill in the Gaer area of Newport. We currently meet on the ground floor, there are no steps for access to the building and double doors can be opened to ease access for wheelchairs; there is a toilet at ground level too.
A useful landmark known by most locals is the Spar shop on Bassaleg Road, steps/ramp to the right of the shop lead you up to face the Centre building on the opposite side of the Highfield Road junction.
Leave the M4 at Junction 27 and turn East onto Risca Road (B4591), signs say “Newport town centre”. Turn right onto Western Avenue and continue down hill to the far end of the road, at the T-junction turn Left onto Bassaleg Road. Travelling up-hill and reaching the cemetery on your Left (trees and a large surrounding fence/wall) take the second right onto Gaer Park Drive. The Gaer Christian Centre is immediately in front of you up a steep incline. CAUTION, cars expect you to turn left from Gaer Park Drive on to Highfield road!
There is no car park but non-residents can park in most of the surrounding streets, please check for parking restrictions yourself.
Buses to the Gaer include the 151 and 11, 11(A) from the town centre bus station and new bus ranks. Cost is around £1.30 single, under-5s should travel free. There are bus stops on Highfield Road and Bassaleg Road – tell the driver you want to be dropped at the “Spar” (but not “Gaer Shops”)
The station is about a 40 minute walk, Newport is surprisingly hilly! A taxi from the station is about £8-10.
Foot and Cycle
Gaer Christian Centre is near the top of the Gaer hill. There are no cycle ranks nearby and the area does have some petty vandalism and graffiti. Enquire inside and you may be able to secrete your bike “through the other door” (side entrance) at your own risk – if not then there are plenty of lampposts.
The best route from town is probably Queensway (outside the railway station), Clytha Park Road (across railway), Caerau Road (steep hill), Caerau Crescent, Risca Road (past the Handpost Inn) onto Bassaleg Road and then up to Gaer Park Drive (near the Spar shop).