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Hiring a car in United Kingdom and Ireland

Whether you?re looking for a budget holiday or a few weeks of luxury living, there are plenty of options when you holiday in the UK. It?s easy to imagine that foreign shores are somehow better than our own, but if you take the time to really look at our island, you?ll find some secret or adventurous places practically on your doorstep.When you choose to holiday at home, booking a hire car gives you the freedom to explore the corners of the UK you may not be familiar with - fly to Cardiff, rent a car and see the castles and coastline of Wales. Land at Glasgow Airport, pick up a hire car and spend a few weeks driving through the glens and mountains of some of Great Britain?s most beautiful landscapes. Why not arrange car hire from Southampton Airport and take a tour of all the cream-tea shops on the south coast? The opportunities are endless.When planning your holiday, have a quick look at the different city link and destination pages; they?re filled with useful hints and information about the best places to visit and the best times to go and see them. We hire cars from hundreds of locations across the UK which means that whatever you?d like to do, you can. Simple.

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car hire in london

Driving in central London confuses the best of us. Book cheap UK car hire, get a decent road map and getting from A to B won't be as hard as you think.After visiting the Queen, fill up the tank and take your hire car down to Brighton. It's hip; it's trendy and has a world-famous pier.Canterbury has a tale or two to tell. Jump in the car and let Chaucer and his merry men guide you through medieval times.

Top driving tip

Hire a hybrid car and you won't have to pay the congestion charge.

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car hire in manchester

Manchester. Not exactly an oasis but it's lively, modern and even has two football clubs. It's also a great base to get a car hire and explore the North East.Liverpool, Bolton and Chester are only short a drive away in the car.Had enough of cities? The Lake District is just round the corner. After all that hiking in the great outdoors, treat yourself to a Cumberland sausage and some mint cake with all the money you've saved on UK car hire.

Top driving tip

There are plenty of car parks in the Lake District National Park. Park up for a while and explore on foot.

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car hire in cardiff

Cardiff. A passionate, bustling city with more outdoor activities than you can throw a stick at. It's also the perfect base to book a hire car and explore the rest of Wales. Head out to Cardiff Bay - it's only a mile's drive away. Try your hand in front of goal at the Cardiff International Sports Village.You can't go to Cardiff without taking a drive to the Brecon Beacons. Public transport is not the best out there so organise a car rental and you'll be there in no time.

Top driving tip

The Welsh are passionate about their sport. Don't drive into the city centre on match days.

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car hire in edinburgh

Edinburgh. It's perfect for that weekend away. Book cheap car hire and explore the city and the rest of Scotland at your own pace.Take a drive down the Royal Mile in your rental car. You won't find any crown jewels but you will come across a pretty impressive castle.Ok, it's about 260km away but get your camera ready - the last sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was in 1963.

Top driving tip

It will take you about three hours to drive around Loch Ness. Plenty of time to spot Nessie.

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car hire in Liverpool

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Top driving tip

Parking in the city centre is costly. Try and find a car park on the outskirts and walk in instead.

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car hire in bristol

Bristol - you'll never have a dull day here. There's so much to see and do, you'll need UK car hire to cram it all in. Collect your rental car and drive out to Cheddar Gorge. You won't find much cheese but you'll discover if stalagmites grow up or down.Need to relax? Head east to Bath and take a dip in a hot spring or a Roman bath. The Abbey is pretty impressive too.

Top driving tip

Don't even try to find a parking space on the streets. As soon as you see a car park, head straight for it.

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car hire in plymouth

Plymouth is a vibrant maritime city. It's also a great base to book cheap car hire UK and explore southwest England.Like the great outdoors? You'll get all the fresh air you want at Dartmoor National Park - it's only a short drive north. Keep your wits about you - the Beast of Dartmoor has never been caught.Swap car hire for a surfboard and head to one of Torquay's sun-kissed beaches.

Top driving tip

Be on the look out for wild ponies when driving through Dartmoor. They'll run right in front of you.

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