With over 3,20,000 kms of road ready to scout, UK has much to offer. Comprising of the countries of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, driving around UK is a great way to immerse yourself in its diverse landscapes, cities, towns and cultures, each demonstrating a unique character and flavour. Steeped in history and heritage, UK is bursting with possibilities and unforgettable experiences waiting at every turn. Royal castles, endless pastures, the adobes of the most prolific of artists like Shakespeare and The Beatles, pub culture, antique and boutique stores, in UK there is something for everyone.
Navigate the sights and sounds of the truly Great Britain in your Avis car hire best suited to your trip. Renting your car with Avis couldn’t get easier with plentiful locations at all major airports, train stations, and everything in between.
A picturesque countryside, huge heap of epic destinations, the London city life, Royal Castles, Scottish Highlands made famous by the drama series “Outlander”, remote isles brought to light by the “Bronte Sisters”, vast coastlines, can leave you bamboozled with options.
Do you start down South, head for the prehistoric megaliths, make way for the Scottish highlands, find the golf courses of North Berwick, take an academic turn to the ancient towns of Oxford and Cambridge, or bask in London city glamour? There is no correct answer. Fill up your tank, pile up the snacks, turn on your playlist and set out on your great journey to explore Great Britain in your Avis car rental.
Irrespective of which side you start from the entirety of A686 that stretches for almost 60 kms is abundant in Instagram worthy villages of Langwathby and Melmerby, dramatic scenery of Pennines, and magnificent sweeps of the Solway Firth, that will have you turning around again and again for more. Drive in your Avis car hire, across ‘the roof of England’ along the A868, from Cumbria’s Penrith to Northumberland’s Haydon Bridge.
As challenging to navigate as it is to pronounce, Abergwesyn Pass leads up to the Devils Staircase, called so with good reason. Starting from the town of Tregar and passing through the Cambrian Mountains, this tarmac strip is narrow and twisty with endless hairpin bends and crests and definitely not for the faint of heart. With colossal mountains, thick forests, and quaint villages as a backdrop, it is easy to see why Abergwesyn Pass is hailed as one of the greatest drives of UK.
Britain’s biggest gorge holds fascinating secrets about prehistoric ages, in its caves and cliffs. At 16 kms south-west of Bristol, Cheddar George will have you stop your car every so often to take in the beauty of the breath-taking limestone cliffs forming one spectacular route full of twists and turns as you navigate of the most iconic landscapes in Britain.
No UK road trip is complete without a piece of Northern Ireland. 320 kms of Causeway Coastal Route stretching from Belfast to Derry, is studded with castles, Game Of Thrones shoot locations, fishing villages, sandy beaches, sound of crashing waves, unspoilt coastline, whiskey distilleries and World Heritage Sites.
Line by the wild Atlantic on one side and fables landscape on the other, the compelling glory of Causeway Coastal Route is best explored in your Avis car hire, with abundant pit stops to explore along the way.
Stunning coastal scenery of North Coast makes it one of the most scenic drives on the planet. Starting and ending in Inverness, the 800 km route will take you along breathtaking views, Scottish Highlands, picturesque villages of Ullapool, Durness, John O’Groats and Dornoch, fairy-tale castles and historic ruins, along an unspoilt coastline.
Which side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road. Your rental car in the UK will always be a right-hand drive.
Country driving laws
● Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
● Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways, however, only overtake on the right side of the road. Overtaking on the left could result in prosecution for dangerous driving.
● There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London.
● Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
● All speed signs will be in miles per hour (mph).
● For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
● Urban areas: lowest 20 mph (31 km/h, for congested city centres like central London) and usually 30mph (48 km/h)
● Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h).
● Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seat Belt laws
It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt. Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
Please note, it is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.