Crindau is roughly bounded by the Monmouthshire canal to the west, the M4 motorway to the north, River Usk to the east and Great Western main line to the south. It is bisected by the elevated section of the A4042 road. The district is well-served in transport terms as it contains junction 26 and 25a of the M4 as well as the A4042 and A4051 roads. There is a regular bus service from Malpas and Bettws to the city centre.
To the eastern side, adjoining the river is Shaftesbury Park, which was the original home of Newport Rugby Club before they moved to the Newport Athletics and Cricket Club site at Rodney Parade.
A cycle and pedestrian walkway alongside the River Usk links Newport city centre at Crindau to Caerleon. There is a marked heritage trail in Caerleon.
Crindau is well served by a number of churches providing a cross-section of Christian traditions including Malpas Road Evangelical Church, Crindau Christian Fellowship, Shaftesbury Methodist Church and All Saints Church.
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