Newport is an ancient but modern and bustling city in South Wales at the mouth of the River Usk, about 15 miles from Cardiff. Visitors will need to get a car for hire in Newport in order to see and experience the diverse range of attractions and activities. You will get to see the stunning Transporter Bridge and unique attractions like the Roman Legionary Museum at Caerleon. Cathedrals, wetland reserves, parks, an international sports village and a range of friendly pubs and trendy bars neatly round out the attractions and things to do in Newport.
You can start your tour at the tourist information center in the Central Library on John Frost Square. Once you have your bearings and know what's what and where, continue to the next stop, which is the Newport Museum and Art Gallery, also in John Frost Square. Apart from the aforementioned Transporter Bridge and Roman Legion Museum, other must-visit attractions include the historic Tredegar House and the Fourteen Locks Canal Center. You will need to get a car for rent in Newport, if you plan on taking this tour.
There are a huge number of equally fascinating attractions to be found near Newport. Drive around for a bit in the area, and you will bump into interesting things like the Griffithstown Railway Museum and the Usk Rural Life Museum. You can also visit the Walnut Tree Farm Park and the Cwm Hedd Trout Lake and Stables.
The most popular short trip from here is the 25 minute drive to Cardiff on the M4 and A48 to Cardiff, with possible detours to towns like Castleton and Marshfield along the way. You could also take the A468 to Caerphilly instead, and see towns like Bassaleg and Machen en-route.
There are at least eight different agencies willing to provide a car rental in Newport for visitors. A majority are to be found on Frederick Street and Chepstow Road. But you do not have to go around looking for them, because it is easier to use an online service to compare the available deals from all agencies located here. Select the best deal and book your choice of vehicle right now, to ensure it will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive here in Newport.