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Car hire in Preston

Car hire in Preston

The city of Preston in the UK has so much on offer, making it a great destination no matter what type of trip you're taking. With numerous historic links to be explored, wonderful green spaces and over 160 miles of footpaths and bridleways, there is no shortage of things to do.

On top of this, Preston is known as Lancashire's best shopping destination, with two shopping centres, boutiques and indoor markets. This means that hiring a car in Preston is the best way to really make the most of the wonderfully varied city.

What I need to know

There are several car hire companies operating within the city of Preston, providing you with great options when it comes to car type and price. You'll be able to find the right vehicle for your needs and budget by using our site to compare what's on offer. Booking through Holiday Autos also means you get free cancellation and around the clock customer service.

Where to pick up my car

You've got a few different options when it comes to picking up your car, with each car hire company in Preston operating its own office. Our booking tool will allow you to see where each pick-up location is so you can find the one that best suits you based on how you're arriving in the city or where you are staying.

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  • “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.”
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Where to go

Whether you want shopping, food, history or nature, Preston has it all so you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fitting activities into your trip. You can relax at Preston Docks, take a walk at Avenham and Miller Parks or make your way to the Ribble Steam Railway.

If you want to shop, take in the opulence and splendour of Miller Arcade when exploring what's on offer. Preston is also great for night out, with food, theatre, clubs and live music all being fantastic in the city.

Nearby Preston

For a fun and varied day out that is great for all the family, head to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. Dating back to 1893, the Harris is home to fantastic art collections and interactive exhibitions that make up a fun day out.

Right in the centre of Preston is St George's shopping centre, which houses all the major high street stores you could hope to find. With hundreds of parking spaces too, using your hire car won't be a problem.

Longer drives

Preston is also close to a number of other cities, making day trips easy, especially if you have a hire car to hand. Take a drive to Liverpool via the M5 and M58 to experience everything this vibrant city has on offer. Go on a Beatles tour to see where the fab four started out, explore the Museum of Liverpool or catch a game at Anfield Stadium.

Eating and drinking

You'll find plenty of innovative dining experiences in Preston, no matter what type of food you like. From some of the best-known restaurants to fine dining experiences and independent eateries making the most of local produce, food is one of the things that makes Preston so great. There are also plenty of trendy bars and traditional pubs if you just fancy a drink or cocktail.

Things to do

Not only does Preston offer great attractions in the city centre, you can also make the most of the surrounding countryside. Go to Brockholes Nature Reserve for 250 acres of natural beauty and stunning views. Home to the floating Visitor Village, it is a great day out for everyone.

You can also learn about the area's history with a visit to the Ribchester Roman Museum, which will take you back in time.


There's a lot to see in Preston, including the beautiful Avenham Park, which combines open green spaces with stunning historical buildings that are a photographer's dream. Preston Docks are also worth a visit, as being close to the water is beautiful no matter the time of year. The area is also home to several restaurants and a cinema.

Of course, you could always drive 30 minutes down the M55 to Blackpool for a day at the Pleasure Beach or to catch a show.