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Cotswolds, UK - Bibury cottages - England car hire
Picture perfect country cottages in the Cotswolds

Photo by Charles D P Miller

Book your UK car hire in advance and enjoy a little of everything. Remember that although the UK is made up of several countries, you'll find crossing over from one to the other hassle-free. Not sure where to start? Here's more on the UK and popular car hire locations....

Driving in the UK

It is also a relatively small country and once you're out of the cities, it's amazing how far you can go in a short space of time in a car rental. We've got UK car hire at locations throughout the country - at airports, train stations and around cities so you really can choose a location to suit you. 

Never driven in the UK before? See here for driving tips in the UK for visitors.

England car hire

Do things your own way and in your own time when you visit England - you can do that more easily with an England car hire. Although it's easy enough to get to and from the country's big cities by train, plane and coach, travel to smaller towns can be more sparse. It's also much easier to get off the beaten track with a car hire!

Enjoy the Big Smoke and then escape it with a London car hire

London - Tower Bridge opens for a tall ship - London car hire
Tower Bridge and the Shard

You'll find a world in a city with a visit to London… Truly you will. The capital is a hot melting pot of pretty much everything you can think of - cultures, architecture, food, fashion and arts. It's a dynamic city that refuses to stand still. A look at the cityscape is all you need to see that with buildings that are centuries old sat side by side with contemporary skyscrapers made of glass and steel featuring nicknames like the Gherkin and the Shard. Come and let London entertain you. Have a look at our London travel blog for a few of our favourite things about the city.

However, a trip to England isn't complete without a trip outside of the Capital. London is your gateway to the south. You can feel like you've stepped into a period drama with a visit to grand estates such as Hampton Court Palace. Head to the coast and say hello to France from the White Cliffs of Dover and/or explore England's garden in Kent. There is also the chance to soak up the splendour of other historic cities like Cambidge and Oxford as well as quaint towns where a lovely pub is never that far away.

Kent, UK - Boat in Dungeness - UK car hire
Boat in Dungeness

Kent is more famous for its green countryside scenery (it is the Garden of England after all) but make sure you drive over to Dungeness for sights with a little more mystery.

We've got plenty of London car hire locations for you to choose from. Prefer to have your own set of wheels on arrival? We've got London car hire at all the London airports (even if they're not all strictly in London) as well as train stations. You can, however, escape driving through the city by picking up a low-cost car hire in one of the locations around town that might well be closer to the motorway you'll be travelling through. 

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Northern England's got soul and plenty more

Liverpool, UK - Billy Fury at Albert Dock - Liverpool car hire
Billy Fury at Albert Dock, Liverpool

Come to the cities Up North and catch a football match or two and enjoy cultural treats from the Sage Gateshead in Newcastle or the Tate in Liverpool. Don't miss a chance to learn about some of the country's musical heritage with a visit to The Beatles Story and dance the night away in one of Manchester's original northern soul clubs. 

Away from the cities, there's plenty more to enjoy…

The wonderful Lake District

Lake District, UK - Ullswater - UK car hire
Ullswater in the Lake District

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Glorious mountain peaks, lush forests and of course, those spectacular lakes. This is the landscape that has inspired poets including Wordsworth. The Lake District is obviously beautiful in the sunshine but England's weather also does its job well here by making for some dramatic scenes.

The Lake District is a couple of hours drive away from cities including Blackpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester.

Castle hopping in Northumberland

Northumberland, UK - Bamburgh Castle - Newcastle car hire
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

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From Newcastle, drive your England car hire from castle to castle and enjoy sand dune beaches on the coast. Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter fans may recognise this castle as the setting of Harry's first flight on a broomstick!) and the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. We've got Newcastle car hire at the airport and in town.

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A warm welcome in the heart of England 

Bath, Somerset - Chatsworth House, Pride and Prejudice - England car hire
Is Mr Darcy home? Find out at Chatsworth House

Photo by Paul Johnson

Boasting several international airports including Birmingham and within easy reach of motorways heading north and south, the Midlands make a good alternative base to explore England to the capital. There's lots to see here too with Warwick Castle and Kenilworth Castle just a short drive away from Birmingham. Also, where better to enjoy some Shakespeare than his birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon. Prefer the romance of Jane Austen's stories? Chatsworth House in the Peak District is a must see! 

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The beautiful West Country 

Bath, Somerset - Views from Thermae Bath Spa - England car hire
View from the roof top pool at Bath Spa

Enjoy Bath time with a wander around the ancient Roman Baths and take in the views from the warm waters of the roof top pool at Britain's only Thermal Spa. Go hill walking in Malvern's hills and find picture perfect cottages in the Cotswolds. All are within easy driving distance from Bristol.

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Cornwall's crystal clear waters 

Cornwall, UK - St Ives - England car hire
Sparkling St Ives

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Drive to Lands End where you'll be greeted by a dramatic coastline, enjoy the good life in beautiful St Ives and find crystal clear waters along Carbis Bay. These are just a few reasons why Cornwall is a firm favourite with visitors. Don't forget, a visit isn't complete without an afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream. Pick up a great deal England car hire from Exeter, Bristol or even London and go exploring.

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Scotland car hire

Scotland, UK - Glencoe - Glasgow car hire
Beautiful Glencoe in the Highlands

Photo by Richard Gray

Scotland boasts some spectacular drives through mysterious lochs and incredible mountain scenery. Enjoy a culture-filled calendar and a vibrant nightlife from Edinburgh and Glasgow. And uncover a whole lot more in the Hebrides, the archipelago off Scotland's west coast. Islands including Skye, Mull and Harris (and plenty more besides) are easy enough to get to - just hop on one of the ferries ploughing the sea with your Scotland car hire.

Beautiful Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland - View from Calton Hill - UK car hire
Edinburgh from Calton Hill

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Beautiful architecture built on a series of hills make Edinburgh one of the most beautiful cities in Europe to visit. Get around and beyond with a low-cost Edinburgh car hire. See our Edinburgh travel blog for more on Scotland's capital.

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Culture and curry in Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland - heads at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - Glasgow Airport car hire
Heads up at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Visit Glasgow and a couple of the highlights you could experience include World class museums such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery as well as amazing Indian food… Glasgow is Britain's Curry Capital! The city is also a gateway to the fabulous Loch Lomond National Park and jumping off point for the Hebrides. For more ideas on what to do in Glasgow, check out our Glasgow travel blog.

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Wales car hire

Cardiff, UK - Rhossili Bay - Wales car hire
One of the best beaches in the world - Rhossili Bay

Photo by Andrew Bennett

It's a small country but it's got some big credentials - alongside the likes of Sicily, Brazil and Spain, Wales featured a beach in the top ten under Tripadvisor's Travellers Choice Awards. And that's no mean feat!  See Rhossili Bay for yourself, it's less than 20 miles from Swansea and 60 miles from Cardiff. Make the most of your Wales car hire and find more unspoilt nature on Wales' Pembrokeshire coast. But if you prefer a more mountainside retreat, you'll find all that and more in Snowdonia.

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Northern Ireland car hire

Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland - St Eugene's Cathedral in early morning light - Belfast International Airport car hire
Derry in the early morning light

To experience some Irish charm first hand, how about a trip to the Emerald Isle? There's plenty in the north to keep you occupied. The drive between Belfast and Derry~Londonderry via the Causeway Coastal Route is hard to beat. Make the most of your Northern Ireland car hire and take your time as you do it. Spend a few days in each city at either end of the route and a few days soaking up the coastline in between. Discover beautiful beaches and make your own mind up as to how the Giant's Causeway came to be by seeing it for yourself. Although divided, it's easy enough to cross the border from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland (and vice versa!). If you'd rather collect a car hire south of the border, visit our Ireland car hire page. Also, as we've already been to Derry, have a look at our Derry travel blog for a spot of inspiration.

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