Car hire in Winchester
Car hire in Winchester
Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, this historic Hampshire city boasts many charming attractions, as well as easy access to fascinating spots along the south coast.
What I need to know
Hiring a car in Winchester is very straightforward and you can pick from several different suppliers. We at Holiday Autos have extensive experience of helping over five million customers across more than 170 countries find the right hire care, while we also offer free cancellation and no credit card fees.
Where to pick up my car
There's no single pick-up point as each car rental provider in Winchester will have their own offices. But the map on our site clearly points you towards companies with cars available on your chosen dates, and they're all based at convenient and accessible locations.
“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
The most iconic landmark in the city is certainly Winchester Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the UK that commenced construction in 1079.
Other historic sights in the area include the ruins of Wolvesey Castle and the Winchester City Mill, a working corn mill dating back to the 18th century.
Visitors should also explore the Great Hall of Winchester Castle, home to a medieval round table believed to belong to the legendary King Arthur.
The New Forest National Park is also just down the road and offers miles of delightful countryside and scenery.
It takes less than two hours to head up the M3 from Winchester to reach central London. Car hire drivers could also explore more of the south coast, in particular places such as Brighton and Hastings.
Eating and drinking
Winchester offers all the eating and drinking options you'd want from a modern city centre, from artisan restaurants to traditional pubs and cafes.
Things to do
Winchester Cathedral is packed with interesting features that are well worth looking at, from wall paintings dating back to the 12th century, medieval carvings and a beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible.
The ruins of Wolvesey Castle, a place frequently visited by medieval and Tudor monarchs, stand alongside and is a great picnic spot.
Car hire drivers wanting a taste of the outdoors are spoiled for choice in Winchester, as it is located in the South Downs National Park, and the New Forest National Park is less than half an hour down the road.
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