Car hire in East Midlands
What I need to know
No matter where you're staying in the East Midlands, you won't need to go far to hire a car. There are numerous companies throughout the region, so you'll be able to find the right deal to suit your needs. Use our site to compare car hire in the East Midlands to get the best price and enjoy 24/7 support.
Where to pick up my car
Where you need to go to pick up your car depends on which town or city you're staying in and which company you have booked with. Booking your car hire through our site will allow you to see all the locations in the East Midlands where you can collect your car, so you choose the best option.
“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
As soon as you have collected your car, you can head out to see what the East Midlands have on offer. Make your way to the Peak District to enjoy long walks and scenery that looks like it is straight out of a fantasy novel or enjoy a day at the seaside with a visit to Mablethorpe Beach. Whatever you fancy, the East Midlands is a great location.
Nearby East Midlands
In the East Midlands, as in the rest of the UK, vehicles drive on the right side of the road. There is also a mix of road types, including motorways for easy access to other areas of the region and winding country roads. The national speed limit arrives and most areas are clearly signposted with speed limits when this changes.
You've got a number of city locations to choose from in the East Midlands, each of which offers something unique. Head to Nottingham for the City of Caves, Galleries of Justice Museum and Nottingham Contemporary. Alternatively, explore the National Space Centre or Newarke Houses Museum in Leicester.
Eating and drinking
There's a lot of food to enjoy in the East Midlands, including some favourites from the rest of the UK, as well as different countries. However, there are a few things the region does better than elsewhere, including pork pies, especially those from Melton Mowbray. Whatever you fancy, there is a great mix of restaurants to try.
Things to do
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in the East Midlands, especially as you'll be able to get around easily with your hire car. Spend the day at Tropical Birdland in Desford, explore Sherwood Pines Forest Park in Edwinstowe or get close to seals at the Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre.
There's no shortage of sightseeing opportunities in the East Midlands. You'll find castles, stately homes and churches galore, as well as beautiful natural locations. Visit Lincoln Castle, Dovedale in Ashbourne or Wollaton Hall and Park in Nottingham, each of which is a great day out.
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