Car hire in Cwmbran
Car hire in Cwmbran
Close to the city of Newport, Cwmbran is a fantastic place to visit in Wales if you really want to embrace this area of the UK. Within driving distance of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the coast, you've got a lot to explore and enjoy, especially if you invest in a hire car.
What I need to know
There are a fair number of car hire options in and around Cwmbran, giving you an excellent range of options. From economy to minivans, you'll be able to find the ideal vehicle by comparing car hire in Cwmbran via our site. We make it simple to book your car and provide free cancellation.
Where to pick up my car
The car hire provider you book with will determine where you'll need to collect your car, so bear this in mind prior to booking. As Cwmbran is so close to Newport - just 15 minutes via the A4051 and A4042 - you may also want to consider collecting your car in the city if you want a bit more choice.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Cwmbran is one of the largest urban areas in Wales so you'll find plenty to do, as well as being close to some fantastic countryside, there are lots of shops and modern conveniences to enjoy. You'll also find the remains of the Roman fortress of Isca close by, while a visit to the village of Usk is always enjoyable.
The capital city of Wales is just over 30 minutes away via the A48, providing a great location for a day out. Cardiff is a brilliant city with a lot to offer, including the picturesque Cardiff Bay, Principality Stadium and the Wales Millennium Centre. You also can't forget to pay a visit to the iconic Cardiff Castle, even if you're only visiting to do a pot of shopping.
If you fancy popping over the border into England, Bristol is around an hour away via the M4, a route that has tolls. The beautiful city on the River Avon offers stunning views, fantastic food, shops, history and sightseeing opportunities. From Bristol Zoo to Temple Church, you'll find a great mix of things to do and see.
Eating and drinking
Wales has a lot of delicious and traditional foods for you to try, mot of which you'll find in Cwmbran. While the national dish is cheese on toast, or Welsh rarebit, you can enjoy bara brith cake, warming bowls of cawl and delicious cheeses. Cwmbran offers a range of restaurants too, so you'll be spoilt for choice.
Things to do
If you want to take a break from driving and enjoy a chance to take in the scenery, why not swap your car for a boat? Cwmbran Boating Lake is incredibly beautiful and peaceful, offering a nice break from the bustling town.
For those travelling with your family, enjoy a day out at Greenmeadow Community Farm, which provides plenty of activities no matter the weather.
One great place to go is the rural heritage centre at Llanyrafon Manor. As well as the beautiful house, there are lots of activities and interesting exhibits that allow you to learn more about Cwmbran.
Of course, you could also just head into the hills around the town to enjoy the stunning views they offer.
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