Book Newport car rental to discover this historic Welsh city or to hit the greens at nearby Celtic Manor, one of the best golf clubs in Wales...
Drive into South Wales on the M4 and Newport is the first city you’ll come across. Most visitors stick to the lanes of the motorway, eager to reach Cardiff, Swansea or the stunning vistas of the Gower Peninsula, resigning Newport to the rear-view mirror. But those who take the exit and visit Newport discover a city with ancient roots and a clutch of medieval and Roman treasures. They find a city of bridges and curious buildings that reveal the illustrious legacy of this city’s trading past. They might also stumble upon Newport’s lively nightlife scene.
If you’ve arrived here by train, Newport car hire is a sound investment for getting about and visiting the local attractions, especially if you plan to take a lungful of fresh air in the sea of countryside that makes up large patches of Gwent and nearby Monmouthshire. Car rental is a good idea too if you are staying in the outlying areas of Newport or at the Celtic Manor Resort. It’s a 15-minute drive between the city centre and the famed golf resort, which hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010.
Having a car will also make it easy to reach the fascinating Roman fortress of Isca Augusta and the National Roman Legion Museum in the nearby village of Caerleon.
Back in Newport, be sure to visit the Transporter Bridge, a rare form of transport that hauls passengers across the River Usk in a kind of aerial carriage for a fare of £1 (£1.50 if you want to come back, too). The ruins of Newport Castle, which perch on the edge of the Usk, are also worth some time.
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When you arrange car hire, Newport becomes a great base from which to see more of South Wales...
The capital city of Cardiff is easily accessible from Newport if you arrange car hire. It’s a 20-minute drive and well worth the journey for its cultural attractions and the chance to catch international sporting events and music concerts at Millennium Stadium. The Doctor Who Experience, in Cardiff Bay, will thrill fans of the Time Lord. And if the nightlife in Newport ticked boxes, wait until you see the pubs and clubs of this good-times city.
Sedate scenes of Welsh life can be found when you journey into the rolling panoramas of the Wye Valley and the Vale of Usk. With more castles per square mile than anywhere else in Britain and tales of King Arthur whirling around the villages, hills and rivers, this area is certain to please nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and those for whom history fans flames of passion. Salmon fishing is also a popular pastime in the Vale of Usk. It takes just minutes to leave the city streets of Newport before becoming immersed in some of nature’s most impressive landscapes.
For those who like their hills reaching a little higher into the sky, the Brecon Beacons mountain range is just an hour’s drive from Newport. It is chock-full of take-your-breath-away experiences, whether heart-thumping activities or just another panoramic view of this stunning part of the UK.