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max 46°F min 39°F
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Weather Cardiff 7 days

Thursday 18-04-2024 Partly cloudy 37°F / 50°F
Friday 19-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 43°F / 54°F
Saturday 20-04-2024 Partly cloudy 39°F / 52°F
Sunday 21-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 43°F / 55°F
Monday 22-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 46°F / 48°F
Tuesday 23-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 43°F / 48°F
Wednesday 24-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 46°F / 54°F
Thursday 25-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 39°F / 50°F
Friday 26-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 39°F / 52°F
Saturday 27-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 45°F / 52°F
Sunday 28-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 41°F / 54°F
Monday 29-04-2024 Cloudy 43°F / 54°F
Tuesday 30-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 48°F / 59°F
Wednesday 01-05-2024 Partly cloudy 45°F / 57°F

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Cardiff attractions and Travel Tips

The largest city in Wales and a major city in the UK, once a industrial city it is now a sprawling capital with a large student population. Cardiff has everything on offer for visitors: be it sights, museums, restaurants or pubs, the city has it all. Having a rental car Cardiff gives you the advantage of not having to rely on public transport with the added benefit of having the chance to get out of the city. With our easy-to-use booking process on our online comparison portal, you can have your car booked within a few clicks to find the rental car specific to your vacation needs.

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Located in the south of Wales, thanks to its location on the shore of the Bristol Channel, Cardiff was and is a major port. The city is the political, cultural and economic center of Wales and is home to the new Welsh government and the Senadd building, despite the city’s population is less than half a million. It was thanks to the industrial revolution that Cardiff is the city it is today. At its peak Cardiff port was largest for exporting coal, in 1905 it was granted its city status and in 1955 it was declared the capital of Wales. Nowadays, the city's bay is has been rejuvenated and is a great spot to drink a coffee or just a take a walk around it. With pick up locations as close as the Cardiff Airport, booking through HAPPYCAR allows you to find the best car for all of your car hire needs-


Wales is famous for its castles, with more per square mile than any other country, so it is natural that the country’s capital should have a castle. Cardiff Castle is found directly in the center and you could say it is the center-piece of the city. Built on an old Roman fort, the castle used to belong to the Bute family, the family who helped Cardiff become one of the leading coal ports and was handed to the public in the 1940's. The castle is open to the public and is definitely worth a visit.

Senedd is home to recently established Welsh government and designed by the architect who designed the Millennium Dome, the structure is very environmentally friendly. The Senedd is found in the Cardiff area, and its definitely worth a visit.

Wales is famous for its rugby and its national rugby union team is a source of Welsh pride - many in the country are proud of their team and its achievements. So if you are lucky enough to be in Cardiff for a game and able to get tickets, its highly recommended that you go for the atmosphere alone, but if there is no game on it is still highly advised you do take a tour of this impressive stadium, the Millennium Stadium:


National Museum Cardiff is the focal point of the institutions that make up the Welsh National Museum. The museum has sections on the evolution of Wales, showcasing 4.6 billion years of geological history, a natural history section, an art gallery which has paintings dating back to the Tudor period, as well as some paintings by Welsh artists.


Penarth is found in the Vale of Glamorgan and about a five to eight mile drive with your hire car Cardiff, due its location and status as a seaside resort the town is a very popular destination for tourists. Park the car up and take a stroll through the town and the pier.

Whatever you are doing with your trip to Cardiff, having a rental car Cardiff gives you the freedom to get out there and do it with a car hire specific to your needs. Look no further than HAPPYCAR to compare and find the best deals for your next rental car in Wales.