Car hire in Telford
Car hire in Telford
The beautiful Shropshire town of Telford is a wonderful part of England to explore. Close to both Shrewsbury and Birmingham it is ideally placed if you want a relaxing trip but like to have a few more options near by. This is also why hiring a car in Telford is such a good idea.
What I need to know
You can choose from several car hire suppliers in Telford, allowing you to pick the right car for your budget. Make it easier to find your hire car by making the most of our site, which will show you what's available for your chosen dates and how much each vehicle costs. You'll also get around-the-clock service and free cancellation when booking through us.
Where to pick up your car
With a few different suppliers available, there are also several pick-up locations to choose from. Each company has its own office and our site allows you to see where these are and which is most convenient for you. This will help you start your trip faster, as you can simply collect your car and be on your way.
“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
Once you have your car, you can see everything that Telford has to offer. There are plenty of historic sights, museums, shopping opportunities and nature walks to take so you'll never be bored. If you're travelling with your family, you could spend the day at Wonderland or swap your car for a journey on a steam train.
If you want to enjoy a busy day out, you can be in Birmingham in around 40 minutes via the M54 and M6. The city boasts an impressive number of attractions, from the famous Bullring shopping centre to indoor and outdoor markets, fantastic restaurants and numerous museums and galleries. You can also go to Cadbury World, which is an ideal day out for chocolate lovers.
Around an hour away from Telford via the A5 and M6 is Stoke-on-Trent. There's a lot of history to explore in the city, including the stunning Trentham Estate and the Gladstone Pottery Museum. You can also visit Stoke Minster, which is incredibly beautiful no matter the weather.
Eating and drinking
You'll find a lot of home-grown food in Telford, with local restaurants often making the most of produce from farms in the area. This extends to drink as well, with Telford being the place to go for real ale. You can also shop for your own local produce by heading to the farmers' market, although there are plenty of great restaurants to help you save on cooking.
Things to do
There is a lot to do and see in and around Telford, so you'll never be bored. If you want a fun family day out, go to the Lakeside Animal Park, which lets you get up close with some friendly farm animals. You can also get active with a bit of dry slope skiing at the Telford Snowboard and Ski Club. Of course, you can also just relax with a trip to one of the local spas.
A really great place to go in Telford is Apley Woods, which is home to Apley Castle and stunning nature-inspired sculptures. The castle was built around 1270 and has a fascinating history, while it's fun to try and spot the sculptures scattered throughout the park.
Another must-go place for sightseeing is Buildwas Abbey, which is now a beautiful ruin that is perfect to explore with your camera.