The capital and largest city in Wales, Cardiff has seen significant redevelopment in recent years – particularly at Cardiff Bay, but also in and around the city centre. Cardiff is the most popular destination in Wales with around 18 million visitors a year.
As well as being home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex, Cardiff also houses a number of major sporting venues – most significantly the Millennium Stadium, where the Wales rugby union team plays. The ground has also played host to international football matches.
A number of films and TV programmes have also been filmed in the city in recent years, including Doctor Who, Merlin and Sherlock.
If you hire a car, Cardiff is well-placed for visiting a number of spectacular natural areas nearby. The Brecon Beacons is a scenic mountain range that is hugely popular with walkers; to the east of there is the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; while to the west lies the Pembrokeshire coast. Car rental means that each of these areas is easily within reach, as are rural beauty spots over the border in England, such as the Cotswolds and the Mendips.
Cardiff van hire
If you need a car for more practical reasons, Europcar also offers hourly and daily van rental, while our one-way hire option is ideal if you are moving to another town or city. You simply pick up the vehicle from a local Cardiff branch and then drop it off at another of our offices near where you’re moving to.