Book car hire in Lancaster, in Lancashire, and enjoy your travels around the area...
Lancaster refers both to the ancient county town of Lancashire and the City of Lancaster, in which the town sits alongside other areas such as Morecambe, Carnforth and the Lune Valley. Lancaster is situated in the far north of Lancashire. Near neighbours include the western edges of Yorkshire - England's largest county - and the southern reaches of Cumbria, where the beguiling Lake District draws throngs of visitors. Lancaster is therefore well placed for many adventures in the great outdoors of England's north. But before you head off for other popular holiday destinations, stay a little longer in Lancaster and discover the intriguing history of the city and the other exciting districts.
Take a look around Lancaster - its past is etched on numerous buildings of architectural and historical importance. You can visit stunning medieval Lancaster Castle; St George's Quay on the River Lune, where trading has been taking place for centuries; see what lies beneath the towers of the cathedral and the priory; or feel the love at the Ashton Memorial, which was built by Lord Ashton around 100 years ago as a tribute to his late wife. Rainy days are made bearable with a good choice of museums that showcase more of Lancaster's history.
There are convenient locations in the downtown area at which you can pick up your hire car. To find the best deals on car rental, enter your requirements into the search tool on TravelSupermarket and compare prices from a range of providers.
It's worth investing in car hire; Lancaster is a wonderful starting point for holidays in Lancashire and its neighbouring counties...
Morecambe is less than a 10-minute drive from central Lancaster and offers a very different holiday proposition. Here the excitement swirls around a seaside resort that stretches along the promenade.
Carnforth is best known for its iconic railway station, where romantic movie 'Brief Encounter' was filmed. The station is now a heritage centre, while the tea rooms have been designed to remind visitors of those scenes when the lovers meet and, ultimately, say goodbye.
On the doorstep of the city is the Lune Valley, where pretty pastoral vistas hang like masterpieces on the horizon - you won't be surprised to learn that it has inspired many creative minds over the centuries. Make for traditional pubs and picture-postcard villages, or enjoy the serenity of the outdoors.
Lancashire's iconic seaside resort is Blackpool, reached in 45 minutes by road from Lancaster. It's extremely popular with British families thanks to a bevy of fantastic attractions and wide, sandy beaches.
Venturing away from the county, the Lake District lies temptingly close by; a drive of less than 45 minutes will deliver you into the woodlands, hills, villages and waters of this most beautiful of English regions.
Alternatively, head east and journey into Yorkshire - you could be in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in around half an hour of setting out from Lancaster in your hire car.
There are so many appealing destinations within minutes of Lancaster, with limited public transport options in some areas, so car rental here is invaluable if you hope to make the most of your time in this captivating corner of the UK.