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Cambridge is located about 50 miles to the north east of London and lies in an area of level and relatively low lying terrain to the south of the Fens, which is a naturally marshy area in Eastern England which are between 6 and 24 meters above sea level. These wetlands originally surrounded Cambridge but were drained as Cambridge expanded. The city lies on the banks of the River Cam and is also bordered by water meadow such as Sheep's Green. The city takes its name from the River Cam.
The city's principle theatre is the Arts Centre which has 666 seats and is located in the city centre. The theatre often puts on touring shows along with productions by local theatre companies. The largest venue in the city is the Cambridge Corn Exchange which has a capacity of 1,800 standing or 1,200 seated. The venue is regularly hosts theatre, dance and music performances. Cambridge's newest theatre is the 220 seat J2, which is part of Cambridge Junction. The ADC Theatre is managed by the University of Cambridge, and typically has 3 shows a week during term time. It hosts the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club which has produced many notable figures in British comedy.
Located in the county of Monmouthshire, the city of Newport stands at the mouth of the River Usk. It is a busy industrial and commercial center and is home to the University of Wales Newport. Newport is surrounded by beautiful landscapes including the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Vale of Usk, famous for its salmon fishing, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Forest of Dean – both less than an hour’s drive from Newport.
To the south of the city lies the Caldicot and Wentloog Levels and Newport Wetlands Reserve. The Wetlands Reserve opened in March 2000 as a mitigation for the loss of mudflats caused by the building of the Cardiff Bay Barrage. Also a Local Nature Reserve is established at Allt-yr-yn.
On a sporting front, the city is currently home to a number of annual sporting events, including: The Wales Open European Tour golf tournament, the Elemis Invitational Trophy tennis tournament, the Welsh Open world ranking snooker tournament and the World Cup of Pool.
Many of the landmarks of Newport are in Newport city centre or within a short walking distance of the centre. These include the railway station, the bus station, the Castle, the Westgate Hotel, the Market, the Museum and Central Library, the Cathedral, the Transporter Bridge and Newport Bridge.