Car hire in West Yorkshire
Car hire in West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire is a county in the north of England, containing the cities of Leeds, Bradford, and Wakefield, and the towns of Huddersfield and Dewsbury. It is served by Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). Famous for its picturesque scenery, rolling moors and its industrial past, it is accessible from the south via the M1 motorway, and via the A1 from further north.
What I need to know
All the towns and cities in the county are home to a number of West Yorkshire car hire companies, meaning you can pick up your motor quickly and conveniently, even if you’re not close to an airport. Compare car hire ahead of time using the Holiday Autos site to ensure you get the best deal for you.
Where to pick up my car
Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Dewsbury all contain West Yorkshire car rental offices. If you’re flying in, you can also hire a car from Leeds Bradford Airport, with the car hire companies situated just outside the main arrivals hall.
“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
If you want a city break in West Yorkshire, Leeds serves up a brilliant mixture of culture, dining and drinking opportunities. There are also numerous rambling opportunities at the Yorkshire Dales National Park. West Yorkshire is situated in central England, making it the perfect starting point for road trips to explore the rest of the UK.
Nearby West Yorkshire
From Huddersfield, the iconic city of Manchester - the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the rock band Oasis and the ‘Madchester’ club scene - is 44km away, which is a one-hour drive via the M62. The ancient Roman city of York, meanwhile, takes just 50 minutes by car from Leeds on the M1 and A64.
Once you hire a car in West Yorkshire, the whole of the UK is easily accessible to you. Take the 2-hour drive on the A1 up to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, famed for its nightlife and culture, or head south to the iconic capital city of London, arriving after a four hour drive on the M1.
Eating and drinking
You’re not short of options when it comes to dining in West Yorkshire, with Leeds’ City Centre boasting a plethora of gourmet burger joints and quirky craft ale pubs. It’s worth visiting some of the city’s most historic pubs such as The Angel and Whitelocks to enjoy a local pint while surrounded by history. And don’t forget to try a Yorkshire pudding!
Things to do
Exploring the iconic Yorkshire Dales is a must-do while in the region. For nightlife head to Leeds’ famous Call Lane or explore the historic tunnels complex in Bradford, which has been restored to its former glory and filled with drinking and dining establishments.
Visitors can also travel to the charming town of Haworth - the home of the famous Bronte sisters - where they can enjoy many tea shops, pubs and the Bronte Museum. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, a stunning open-air gallery, is located near to Wakefield.
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