Newport is a city in the south east of Wales. Situated on the River Usk, it has a long history as a port and industrial area and is one of the oldest settlements in Wales, with a traceable history back to at least 1126.
Newport is a large city in Monmouthshire, Wales. Situated just 12 miles from Cardiff and close to the M4 motorway, Newport is home to around 140,000 people and a wide range of businesses and industries. Traditionally a steel and mining area, Newport now depends more heavily on modern service and technology businesses as the scale of these traditional industries has reduced.
Visitors to the area can choose from a number of popular attractions. Newport Cathedral is a major landmark in the city, as is the Newport Museum and Art Gallery, which has been open since 1888 and provides a fascinating look at the social and natural history of the area. Other attractions include Tredegar House, on the UK’s few remaining Transporter Bridges and the Fourteen Locks Visitor Centre, which provides a fascinating look at the history of the canal system that preceded today’s modern road network.
As a large city, Newport has a substantial number of van rental companies. Expect a full range of rental vans to be available from locations throughout the city: