Car hire

To see villages, countryside attractions and more remote parts of the British Isles, hiring a car is the most convenient and practical way to travel around.

In recent years bus services in rural areas have declined, and although attempts are now being made to increase services, many villages and countryside destinations are difficult to reach by public transport.

A car will mean you can go where you want, when you want. UK roads are generally good and parking is not too hard to find. Road tolls are very rare (although you may occasionally encounter tolls for crossing major bridges), although parking fees in urban short-stay carparks can be high. If you will be spending most of your time in towns or cities, you may find a car less useful – and for London public transport is the only feasible option.

Auto-Europe Car Hire offer UK car hire, with a wide range of pick-up and drop-off points.

When selecting a car, US visitors should note that UK and European streets are often narrow, and parking spaces can often limited, so smaller-size cars can be more practical