Car hire in Lancashire
Car hire in Lancashire
Although Lancashire is not one of the more typical tourist destinations in the UK, there are many exciting things to do and see in this English county. Whether you’re a thrill seeker with a passion for theme parks or if you love the great outdoors and fancy a challenging country walk - Lancashire has it covered.
What I need to know
Explore the brilliant Lancashire county with the flexibility of hiring a car. Our online booking tool will allow you to find the best deals, with no cancellation or amendment fees should your plans change. You can also benefit from our 24/7 customer support that will help you throughout the process.
Where to pick up my car
If you’re reaching Lancashire by flight, you will be able to pick up your car hire from either Blackpool International Airport (BLK) or Manchester Airport (MAN), depending on where you choose to arrive. In both airports, car hire desks will be located in the arrivals hall.
Alternatively, you can pick up your car at a number of city centre locations.
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Where to go
Once you have the keys to your vehicle it’s time to start your trip and discover the hidden gems Lancashire has to offer. Located in the north-west of the UK, by heading to Lancashire’s centre you will find the city of Preston. Journey to the north and you will find Lancaster - the county town that boasts various ancient tales.
Should you decide to visit Preston it would be worth taking a trip to explore Preston Docks, enjoy a leisurely walk around Avenham and Miller Parks and admiring the great Ribble Steam Railway. If you’re after a bit of retail shopping then visit Miller Arcade. If it’s the nightlife you’re after, the city has various clubs and live music venues for you to enjoy.
Venture further afield via the M5 and M58 to Liverpool and you can explore the city most famously know as the birthplace of The Beatles. If you’re a fan of the band, take the Beatles tour to find out how the four started out. If it’s a bit of history you’re after, the Museum of Liverpool showcases the city’s history.
Eating and drinking
With a fabulous selection of cafes, restaurants and English pubs you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out. Lancashire prides itself in it’s agriculture so many of the dishes served here are sourced locally, embracing the seasonal produce. Take a drive to the countryside and you will find many traditional inns with hearty and fresh foods.
Things to do
For those who enjoy walking and cycling, a visit to Pendle Hill, renowned for the tale of the Pendle Witches, is well worth the trip. Dotted throughout the Lancashire countryside you will find a series of stately homes, grand gardens and historic landmarks.
A trip to Lancashire would not be complete without visiting Lancaster’s unique castle. The county’s selection of museums will also allow you to discover Lancaster’s historic stories, hidden behind its buildings. Stroll along St George’s Quay and you will see Georgian architecture lining the banks of the River Lune.
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