Renowned for its rich heritage, medieval castles and beautiful natural landscapes, Britain has become one of the most sought-after destinations for the independent traveller. What better way to discover a land steeped in history than in your own car hire, at your own pace.
The United Kingdom is the ideal location for a self drive holiday. With a fantastic road network connecting cities, towns and villages, you can travel around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in your car hire, and see as little or as much as you like. Design your own self-drive tour that suits you and interests you, DriveAway Holidays are committed to providing you with outstanding service to assist you in making your self-drive tour in the UK memorable.
When driving in another country, it is important to be aware of their road rules and regulations. As these rules can differ between each country, we have put together a handy driving tips page containing plenty of information about driving in the UK. Click here to view it, however please be aware that this information should be used as a guide only. If you have any further questions please visit the website of the local authorities.
Discover the UK
The United Kingdom is made up of four countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its total population is over 60 million people, with London being the largest city. London is the capital of United Kingdom, and makes it the perfect gateway to start your self-drive tour of the UK with your car rental. Driving may not be the easiest within the city centre of London, but public transport is a great alternative and is quite reliable to get around, and you are free to set the pace of trips outside of the city in your hire car. Explore some of London's major attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, London Zoo, Trafalgar Square, and the list doesn't stop there. You can indulge at some of UK's famous restaurants and cafe's then enjoy the vibrant nightlife at one of UK's finest pubs.
There are many cities and towns that the UK has to offer with each destination featuring their own fascinating attractions. One example for a relaxing scenic drive is to drive your hire car from London into the vibrant city of Liverpool, which is just over 3 hours away. You can stop at many of the villages and towns along the way while admiring the terrific scenery.
Liverpool is an exciting city packed with fun activities and sites to see, ranging from sports such as the locals favorite; soccer, music, maritime and of course an impressive history. Liverpool was also voted the European Capital of Culture in 2008. The city is very proud of its sports, so if a game is on while you're visiting, then make sure you head over to Anfield, Liverpool to watch an exciting match of soccer. You may be surprised to know that Liverpool was the birthplace of The Beatles.
Rent a car in the UK with DriveAway Holidays and experience the freedom and flexibility to explore England, Wales and Scotland as the distances are never too far, whether you are on a motorway or a country road. Discover the fast-paced city life of London, its history, culture, fashion, dining and entertainment, or drive your rental car to visit historic sites in and around Edinburgh.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|London - Edinburgh||647||7.5|
|Glasgow - Edinburgh||75||1|
|Manchester - Liverpool||55||1|
|Bristol - Bath||22||0.5|
|Belfast - Derry||110||1.5|
United Kingdom Car Hire Locations
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