Car hire in Wakefield
Car hire in Wakefield
Located in the beautifully picturesque West Yorkshire, Wakefield is home to stunning landscapes, wonderful art and an interesting history. There is so much to see and do throughout Wakefield, while it's near to some of the other great northern English cities so hiring a car will help you make the most of your stay.
What I need to know
You're sure to be able to find the right hire car in Wakefield to suit your needs and budget as there are several companies to choose from. Make it easier to get a hire car at a good price by booking in advance through our site. We compare all the available deals for your dates and ensure you pay no car charges while also getting 24/7 support.
Where to pick up my car
You can use our site to see what your options are when it comes to picking up your car, as each company has its own location. Our site gives you a map view so you can easily see which company is most convenient for you and where their office is.
“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
As soon as you have collected your hire car, you can make the most of everything that Wakefield has on offer. Drive to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see stunning artwork set among rolling green hills and beautiful gardens. For a bit of history, you can't get better than the medieval Pontefract Castle. With great days out for the whole family, you'll enjoy exploring Wakefield.
Around 20 minutes away from Wakefield via the M621 is the wonderful city of Leeds. Perfect if you want to enjoy a spot of shopping or to find a number of fantastic food options, Leeds may seem small compared to other cities, but it packs a lot in. Home to the largest covered market in Europe, a stunning series of canals and historical sites like Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds is a great day out.
Around an hour away from Wakefield is the gorgeous city of York. This beautiful city is home to the iconic York Minster and the winding cobbled streets of The Rambles. While driving in the centre of York isn't the best idea as much of it is pedestrians only, having a hire car makes getting there a lot easier so you can get on with enjoying your day.
Eating and drinking
There's no shortage of great places to eat in Wakefield and you'll be able to find everything from cooked breakfasts to afternoon tea, as well as fantastic fine dining options. With a great range of restaurants and pubs offering hearty Yorkshire-sized portions, even the fussiest eaters will be happy in Wakefield.
Things to do
No matter what your interests, you'll find something to keep you entertained in Wakefield. Spend a day at The Hepworth Wakefield, which houses one of the best collections of modern art in Europe. Learn about the city's history at the National Coal Mining Museum or try your hand at watersports at Pugneys Country Park.
If you can tear yourself away from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, there are plenty of other great sightseeing opportunities in and around Wakefield. Take a trip to Nostell Priory to see the beautiful 18th-century house and gardens. It is home to an adventure park too, so is a great option for little ones. You may also want to visit Sandal Castle to enjoy exploring and a picnic, while Wakefield Cathedral is a must-see.
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