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Car Hire Newport

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* Rates are based on a 7 day rental from 14/02/2017-21/02/2017 at Newport
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  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment fees**
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Hertz at Newport

Situated just over 10 miles to the north-east of Cardiff, Newport is Wales' third largest city and a hub for business, tourism and civic art. Designated as a city in 2002, it has actually been a significant port since Norman times and later thrived as a coal exporter. More recently it has excelled in engineering and manufacturing. Car hire in Newport is an ideal way to see the city and its surrounding area - the perfect base for a coastal drive whether you're heading to Cardiff or Snowdonia.

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A quick guide to Newport

Still a town until just after the millennium, Newport has retained much of its charm despite its strong industrial heritage. It's also part of a ruggedly beautiful coast that rewards exploration.

A glimpse of history

Newport Castle might be a ruin, but what remains of it reeks of history. Originally built in the 14th century (the earlier, 11th century Norman castle is completely lost) to guard the River Usk crossing, it later saw battle in the early 15th century and was seized by Oliver Cromwell in the Civil War. When it was painted by Turner in the 1790's it was already in disrepair.

Much better preserved is Tredegar House, a 17th century mansion maintained by The National Trust. This isn't a dry country house, but one imbued with eccentricity and ostentation. From the gaudy Gilt Room to the Great Kitchen where you can explore the food of the day, it's ideal for a family day out. The walled garden outside is perfect in spring, summer and autumn, while 90 acres of parkland and a lake full of wildfowl are free for you to roam. Along with the ruins of Roman baths and a Norman cathedral, Newport has lots to offer the history buff.

The industrial past

Lord Tredegar opened the Newport Transporter Bridge in 1906, and today it remains in operation, one of less than ten worldwide that still work. Closed, refurbished and repaired numerous times, it's a modern landmark and very much the symbol of Newport. Travelling back even further, the Newport Ship was only discovered during excavation work for a new riverfront theatre in 2002. The ship dates back to the 15th century and much of the lower hull remains intact, while coins and other finds onboard have helped the trust set up to look after it. The existence of such an old trade ship further paints a picture of Newport as a centre of trade in medieval times.

The birds and the bees

On a clear day make a detour to the Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve. Whether you're a bird watcher or just fancy an amble, it's a glorious piece of greenery on the city's edge. In winter, graceful swans and geese glide across the water, while twitchers can visit the RSPB centre on site. Keep your eyes peeled for the local shrill carder bee or harmless grass snakes.

Car hire in Newport is a great way to see all that this historically rich area has to show you, and a great springboard for the coast beyond.

** When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.