Birmingham

Do I need to hire car in Birmingham? Birmingham sits at the heart of the English Midlands, with a strong mix of both industrial and traditional tourist attractions. Like any reasonable sized European city, there’s no need to get a hire a car in Birmingham if you are just visiting the centre, but the chances […]

Blackpool

Do I need to hire a car in Blackpool The Blackpool pleasure Beach is amongst the world’s most visited tourist attractions, and Blackpool remains as one of the United Kingdom‘s most popular short break destinations, but is there any need to get a hire car here? Note that this car hire advice is based on […]

Bristol

Do you need to hire a car in Bristol? A hire car will give you access to visit many more places in South West England. If you are flying in for a slightly longer break, then Bristol’s network of flight routes makes it the best arrival point for exploring Devon and Cornwall, as well as […]

Cambridge

Cambridge is the UK‘s cycling capital – at least in numerical terms. The city itself is compact and driving is a nightmare. So why would you want to hire a car there? Explore Cambridgeshire villages. Visit the fens and the East Anglia coast line. There are very few reasons to visit Cambridge with a car […]

Cardiff

Do you need to rent a car in Cardiff? Flexibility – As with any other city, a hire car will give you the flexibility to explore beyond the built-up areas in your own time. Whilst Cardiff is attractive enough, it lacks the same level of big-ticket tourist attractions that visitors to other capitals within the […]

Dundee

Should we rent a car in Dundee? Dundee has relatively few flights from the rest of the UK, and no international flights. Therefore, many visitors to Dundee, Tayside and beyond are more likely to arrive at Edinburgh airport instead. However you get here, should you pick up a hire car, or can you get around […]

Edinburgh

Should you hire a car in Edinburgh? Well, if you are just heading for a few days into the centre of Edinburgh, a car will of course be a complete hindrance.Central Edinburgh is well known as being both a nightmare for car drivers, and a throng of buses. We’re guessing you know that, so this […]

Exeter

Do you need a car in Exeter? Much of this advice assumes you are heading west towards Cornwall. It is essentially aimed at people flying into Exeter airport, although it could equally apply to people taking the train out of London or other parts of the UK. For the usual reasons of flexibility. Looking west, […]

Glasgow

Do you need a car in Glasgow? With its two airports (Glasgow International and Prestwick), Glasgow is the main gateway to Scotland for visitors arriving by air, and it is also Scotland’s most important rail centre. If you are arriving in Glasgow by rail, you can also pick up a hire car at Glasgow Central station. […]

Inverness

Should I hire a car in Inverness? Inverness may be capital of the Highlands, but is that status enough to make it a major public transport hub as well? Flexibility — for all the obvious reasons, a hire car will give you far more flexibility than go by train or bus will. Timing — however scenic […]

Jersey

Is it worth hiring a car in Jersey? Beaches — Jersey has many absolutely superb beaches, with Plemont being a personal favourite. Although buses are available and you would have no problem getting to the beach, do you really want to be hanging around waiting for a bus at the end of a long day? […]

London

Do you need a car in London? Traffic moving like treacle, extortionate parking, and the dreaded congestion charge – why might a visitor to London even consider getting a rental car? London car hire advice: Well if you are only ever staying within the central London zone one (note that these areas are defined by […]

Manchester (draft)

Is it worth hiring a car in Manchester? I’ve visited Manchetser many times, both on business and for leisure trips, often to see concerts. Manchester is a truly amazing city, with so much to offer. Although you really don’t need to think about hiring a car just for visiting the city, it can be useful […]

Newcastle

Do I need a car in Newcastle? Hadrian’s Wall — Newcastle is a good place to start exploring the Roman ruins of Hadrian’s Wall, taking in the superb Northumbrian and Cumbrian landscape on the way. Kielder Water — the Kielder Water reservoir and the forests which surround it provide numerous opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Cumbria […]

Newquay

Do you need to rent a car in Newquay? Many British visitors to Cornwall will come here using their own cars, and Cornwall is also very easy to get to by train, courtesy of Brunel’s famous great Western route, the main trunk spine of which runs fast from London Paddington to Exeter, from where it […]

Oxford

Most people know that the city of dreaming spires is also one of the U.K.’s least accessible cities to motorists in private cars, whilst also being second only to Cambridge when it comes to the volume of cyclists. Yet Oxford is also home to Inspector Morse and his legendary red Jaguar, and even if the […]

Sheffield

Should I hire a car in Sheffield ? Sheffield is perhaps more famous for the steel from which cars are built rather than being a particularly good or bad place to drive, but it also claims to be the only city in the UK which has a national park within its boundaries, and there is […]