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Car hire in Scunthorpe

Car hire in Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe is an historic town whose existence is documented as far back as the Domesday book. An industrial town with a surprising amount of greenery, it is the third largest settlement in Lincoln and a good base to explore the county from due to its proximity to the motorway network.

What I need to know

There are several Scunthorpe car hire firms and these are all in or close to the city centre. We can compare car hire services in Scunthorpe to ensure you get the best possible deal for your visit. We offer free cancellation, no credit card fees and 24-hour customer service.

Where to pick up my car

Scunthorpe's are rental firms are located in and around the town centre, all within easy reach of the M181 that links the town with the nearby M180. Those picking up a car through an airport car hire firm can do so at the Humberside Airport (HUY) terminal.

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Where to go

The North Lincolnshire Museum is well worth visiting, particularly because of its family friendly nature. It has a great collection of fossils and fascinating displays on Scunthorpe in wartime. The town's many green spaces include Normanby hall Country park, which includes a farming museum, a Victorian walled garden and deer.

Nearby Scunthorpe

Attractions close to Scunthorpe include the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, just 20 minutes away, while the historic Gainsborough Old Hall is just 29 minutes away. Goole, which is just over half an hour away on the banks of the Humber, features the Goole Museum and the Water's Edge Visitor Centre.

Longer drives

The city of Hull is 45 minutes away across the vast Humber Bridge, while historic Lincoln with its towering cathedral is 50 minutes away. Also within an hour's drive are the port of Grimsby, the city of Sheffield and the attractive Lincolnshire town of Grantham.

Eating and drinking

Diners in Scunthorpe will find there is a good selection of restaurants selling everything from traditional English food to Italian, Indian and Chinese dishes. Seafood lovers may get to try something very fresh just landed at Grimsby docks, while there is a good selection of pubs selling real ales.

Things to do

Scunthorpe has lots of good family activities, not least at the Pink Piglet ​F​arm Park with its fascinating collection of animals - including the friendly llamas - and a great zipwire. Football fans can enjoy a Scunthorpe United home game, while guided tours can be enjoyed around the British Steel ​Works.


Julian's Bower lies just out of Scunthorpe and is the name of a maze that kids will love. For adults, this a great sightseeing spot as it offers superb views across the Trent towards the distant Pennines. The Ashby Ville nature reserve is a great place to see waterfowl.