Car hire in Lowestoft
Car hire in Lowestoft
The town of Lowestoft can be found in the county of Suffolk and is, in fact, the most easterly settlement in the whole of the UK. Hiring a car will allow you to explore more of the North Sea coast upon which Lowestoft sits, as well as further afield. It is well connected by the A12, meaning you can head off wherever you like.
What I need to know
You’ve got a number of options when it comes to Lowestoft car rental, with the majority of firms being located near the centre of town. Use the Holiday Autos site to compare car hire deals and get the right car at the right price. This is what more than five million customers across 170 countries have done in the past and you could be one of them.
Where to pick up my car
Each of the Lowestoft car hire firms have their own specific places for you to pick up your vehicle, so be sure to check you know exactly where it is at the time of booking. They tend to be in convenient locations, such as close to the train station, so that you can continue your journey with ease.
“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
Lowestoft has been a seaside resort since Victorian times and continues to tempt people to the beach all year round. As well as traditional activities associated with being at the seaside, you may want to explore the town centre, do a spot of shopping and even venture a little further afield.
Pleasurewood Hills is a family theme park less than ten minutes’ drive from Lowestoft and is guaranteed to be a hit with small and big kids alike. From rollercoasters to visiting the parrots, there’s something to keep everyone entertained for a whole day. Alternatively, head to the Gunton Warren Nature Reserve to see native birds, such as the yellow-browed warbler.
If you love books, then you should make a visit to Norwich, which was made the first United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) city of literature. Explore its cathedral and other cultural delights, just an easy drive from Lowestoft. The Norfolk Broads, complete with stunning waterways are also close by.
Eating and drinking
When you’re beside the seaside in England you’ll want to partake in traditional coastal fare, such as fish and chips and ice cream. As well as this you’ll find plenty of local produce in the cafes, restaurants and pubs, so look out for Suffolk ham, handpicked asparagus and wonderful cheeses. Adnams is the local brewery, so enjoy a pint once the car is parked for the evening.
Things to do
The beach is the obvious draw at Lowestoft, but there are other things to do too. For a sense of the exotic in Lowestoft, spend some time at Africa Alive! where you can see all manner of animals, including lions, ostriches and rhinos. Enjoy messing around in boats on Lake Lothing, which has the strange attribute of being filled with salt water.
Having a hire car will enable you to get around all the sights in Lowestoft. These include the East Anglia Transport Museum, with its working examples of vintage trams, trolleys and buses, as well as the Grade II-listed Somerleyton Hall and accompanying gardens. You’ll also not want to miss the 74 water jets that make up the Royal Plains Fountains on the seafront, which represent a great way to cool off in the summer.