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Car hire in Loughborough

Car hire in Loughborough

The Leicestershire town of Loughborough is handily located just off the M1 motorway, while its closest airport is East Midlands Airport (EMA). Loughborough is in between the historic cities of Leicester and Nottingham, while both the Cotswolds and the Peak District can be reached by car in just a few hours.

What I need to know

The Holiday Autos website allows you to compare car hire deals from more than 1,500 suppliers in just a matter of moments to find the very best one for your needs. By using our service, you can rest assured that you'll never be charged for using your credit card or for a last-minute cancellation either.

Where to pick up my car

Loughborough car hire outlets are primarily located along the A6, also known as Derby Road. After making a booking through our website, you can collect your Loughborough car rental vehicle directly from the supplier, meaning you're then free to begin exploring the glorious Midlands and beyond.

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Where to go

Loughborough is right in the heart of England, within easy reach of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Peterborough, so you won't be short of fascinating cities to explore during a trip to the area. Meanwhile, the Peak District National Park can be reached by car within an hour for scenes of breathtaking rural beauty.

Nearby Loughborough

The city of Leicester is just a 25-minute drive from Loughborough, where attractions range from the futuristic (the National Space Centre) to the historic with a modern twist, as Leicester Cathedral is now the final resting place of medieval ruler King Richard III, after his skeleton was found under a local car park in 2012.

Longer drives

To the north of Loughborough lies Sheffield, which can be reached by car in around an hour and 15 minutes. The city's Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet offers visitors the chance to step inside an 18th century village, complete with working mill and cottages. To the south of Loughborough is London, just under a three-hour drive away.

Eating and drinking

The county of Leicestershire is the home of Red Leicester cheese, flavoursome Stilton and also the pork pie, all of which you'll find on sale in abundance during a trip to the area. Loughborough itself has plenty of bars and restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, from Leicestershire itself to as far away as Australia.

Things to do

The Great Central Railway is Britain's only mainline steam railway and operates from Loughborough to Birstall every weekend. The National Space Centre in Leicester is a must-visit while you're in the area, with a key attraction being the capsule that British astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth in following a stint at the International Space Station.


Whatton House and Gardens is a local stately home that provides visitors with a glimpse into English country life in the 19th century. Originally built in 1802, it underwent a significant rebuild in 1876. Many of the trees and other plants in the exquisite surrounding gardens are now more than 200 years old.


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