If your trip to Newport is all organized but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.Leave that rental car in the hotel parking lot and stretch those legs. Not far from this neighborhood’s center, Newport Transporter Bridge is worth a look. More adventure awaits at Newport Cathedral and Belle Vue Park, which are also close by.
Stow Hill and Victoria are two awesome places you might like to swing by. Both have plenty to do and a great variety of hotels. Stow Hill is 0.2 miles away, and Victoria is 0.5 miles.
No matter what the weather’s like, you’ll be able to explore the stunning beaches near Newport from the comfort and freedom of your rental car. As you cruise along, keep a watch out for seabirds flying over these beautiful stretches of coastline:
Sugar Loaf Beach (11 miles away).
Sand Bay Beach (15 miles away).
Barry Island Beach (18 miles away).
Located 18 miles from Newport, Ashton Court Mansion is a fabulous place to go for a conference. After a huge day of mingling and networking, you’ll be able to hop into your rental car and drive out to a nearby café or go for a relaxing spin around the area.
Around 3 miles from central Caerleon, Newport is a fantastic base to explore this cool city and beyond. If all you’re after is a cost-efficient vehicle to get you around the local neighborhoods, a mini or compact car will fit the bill. Those with families will appreciate the extra storage and room to move that a four-wheel drive or a full-size SUV offers. Eager to splash out? Our premium category is full of cars that are luxurious and will make your getaway that little bit more special.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a huge range of both economy and luxury rental vehicles in Newport. What you end up going with will depend on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to comfort and class. If you’re splashing out, why not go for a high-end SUV, or perhaps a flashy medium-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you’re just after a set of wheels to get from A to B as cheaply as possible, stick with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
Drivers stay on the left side of the road in Newport. If you’re planning to get a rental car here, take note that the steering wheel will be on the right. It may take a little bit to get used to!
Nabbing a parking space in Newport is relatively easy. Of course, it depends on the time and place — you may have trouble parking right in the center during busy periods.
With Cardiff having a smaller population of about 447,300, traffic isn’t a huge problem in the neighborhood of Newport. As with most places, the roads are busier as people drive to and from work. Try to avoid those times if you want to reach your destination faster.
As with the rest of Cardiff, the neighborhood of Newport has speed limits ranging from 30mph to 70mph. In residential zones, you generally won’t be able to travel faster than 30mph.
Normally, your rental company will bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can issue a fine directly to you.
Provided you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you can use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Newport. But make sure you remain focused on the road.
While driving in Newport, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a drink or two with lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
You aren’t allowed to turn on a red light in Newport. If you come across one, enjoy a mindful moment or two until the light switches back to green.
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in Cardiff.