Category Archives: United Kingdom


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?… Read More »


Do you need a car in Leeds? [coming] [top num=”152″] To follow (pending re-write) To follow (pending re-write) [whynot city=”Leeds”] To follow (pending re-write) Do you need a car in Leeds? Probably not.


Do you need a car in Liverpool? [coming] To follow (pending re-write) To follow (pending re-write) To follow (pending re-write) Do you need a car in Liverpool? – Yes (mainly for North Wales)


Do you need a car in London? Traffic moving like treacle, extortionate parking, and the 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 London… Read More »


Is it worth hiring a car in Manchester? [coming] 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… Read More »

Newcastle upon Tyne

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… Read More »


Do you need 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 crawls around… Read More »


Should you hire a car in Nottingham? When it comes to airports, cities can usually be divided into two camps — the simple ones which only have one airport and those that are served by two or more airports. East Midlands airport on the other hand is a completely different breed as it is an… Read More »


Do you need a car in 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… Read More »


Should you rent a car in Sheffield? [coming] 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… Read More »