Category Archives: United Kingdom

Aberdeen

Should I hire a car in Aberdeen? The Granite city sits in a geographically remote corner of the UK, but once you get there, can you get around easily using public transport? Or is a hire car all but essential? What are the main Aberdeen car hire options? There are many reasons to rent a… Read More »

Belfast

Do I need a car in Belfast? The Northern Ireland peace process has brought about a significant rise in the number of tourists visiting Belfast. As with most European cities, the main attractions in Belfast itself are easy to walk to, so what about places to visit beyond the city? Limited railway lines — look at… Read More »

Birmingham

Do I need a 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 are… Read More »

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… Read More »

Cambridge

Do I need a car in 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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »

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.… Read More »

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… Read More »