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Car Rental in Nottingham: The Modern Home of Robin Hood
While Nottingham is perhaps best known as the site of the tales of Robin Hood, the city has recently become a modern home to great shopping, whether you are looking for the standard inner-city stores of Old Market Square or the bohemian feel of Hockley. While central Nottingham is most navigable by foot, you’ll certainly want the luxury of a rental car to see Nottingham’s surroundings with ease and independence. Here is a brief guide to driving the East Midlands and to finding the cheapest car hire in Nottingham.
When you pick up your rental car in Nottingham, remember that traffic drives on the left-hand side of the road.
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Rental cars in Nottingham are available in seven locations throughout the city, including downtown, at the central railway station, and in the northern part of the city. Car hire in Nottingham starts at around €22 a day, regardless of the season in which you book.
Tips for Cheap Car Rental in Nottingham
The cheapest locations at which to book your rental car in Nottingham are typically downtown and at the central railway station, where companies like Firefly Car Rental and Keddy by Europcar offer excellent prices for economy car hire.
In order to receive the best quote on your Nottingham car hire, book your rental car at least two weeks in advance of your arrival. You are likely to find that if you book your rental car more than 8 months in advance of your arrival, the prices rise to around €30 a day.
Keep an eye out for discounts from EconomyBookings.com of at least 15% for your Nottingham car rental, which drive the price of car hire in Nottingham even lower!
Key Things to Remember After You Pick Up Your Nottingham Car Hire
Speed limits in central Nottingham are likely to be lowered to 20 miles per hour (32 kilometres per hour) in the next few years in order to make the area more comfortable for pedestrians and cyclists, so be vigilant about speed limit signs, even if you are already accustomed to driving in the city.
Parking in Nottingham:
Street parking in central Nottingham is available for a fee 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with reduced fees at night and on Sundays. The minimum fee is £1.00 for 2 hours and the maximum is £1.00 for 30 minutes, with the price rising the closer you drive to city centre. There is no maximum time limit for parking on the street in central Nottingham.
Parking is particularly convenient in central Nottingham due to frequent car parks. Most car parks typically cost around £2 an hour.
To save money on parking and avoid the hassle of driving in central Nottingham, take advantage of the 9 free Park and Ride car parks. Two of these car parks are connected to central Nottingham via bus, the rest via tram. A single tram ride typically costs £2.20.
There are no toll roads in the direct vicinity of Nottingham. The nearest tolled roads or bridges are the M6 near Birmingham and the Dunham Bridge (circa 30 miles northwest of Nottingham) in the direction of Lincoln.
Some Excellent Road Trips from Nottingham
Located fairly centrall England, Nottingham is an excellent base to see the wide variety of landscapes and residential sigy inhts that England offers. Here are some ideas for day road trips to make with your Nottingham hired car:
Peak District National Park: the Peak District is a beautiful natural area that offers a wide range of sights, from the limestone valleys of Dovedale to the moorland plateaus of Kinder Scout. The Peak District starts around 30 miles northwest of Nottingham and is well worth exploring by rental car and foot alike. Bakewell is a great market town at which to stop for little shops and good lunch and is home to the Chatsworth House, where you can order some excellent cream tea in the spirit of Pride and Prejudice.
Stratford-upon-Avon: the great playwright William Shakespeare was born in this city, which is located just 70 miles south of Nottingham. You can stop at Warwick Castle along the way to make this a full day’s adventure.
The western coast of England: drive to Skegness (80 miles to the west) or Whitby (130 miles northwest) for some seaside recuperation. Skegness is conveniently close to Nottingham for a day-long road trip, though some say the area is too touristy. Whitby is a full hour drive farther away from Nottingham than Skegness is, but the seaside town is a favourite destination for visitors and residents alike.
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