The United Kingdom is a diverse country with wide ranging landscapes of sand dunes to snowfields. The countryside is vibrant and the cities are vibrant and packed with history and activity. With more than 60 different cities to visit, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The luxury of your own rental car is sure to make exploring this exciting country more flexible, more economical and above all a more enjoyable experience. 

UK Mini Guide

About the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is a wonderful landscape of lush countryside, beautiful beaches and fascinating cities; each with its own proud identity. Driving around the country, aspects of this identity are illustrated with the two- dozen different dialects on offer. There is so much to see in Great Britain, yet it is possible to drive across it in a day. Of course you probably wouldn’t want to, the use of a rental car gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore Britain at a pace that suits you. 

Driving around the UK is a pleasant experience and the British landscape is enticing. You’ll never be far from the next town, the next national park or the next pub, making this compact country the ideal place to get the most out of your rental car. 

Air New Zealand are based at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 where renting a car is a straight forward process with all of the major car rental brands based in the terminal. Heathrow is the most popular arrival airport from New Zealand, whether direct or connecting flights and offers an excellent base to start your trip around the UK, whether staying in the capital or renting a car and making your onward journey.

Sights to see in the UK
Whether you’re planning on travelling around the whole of the UK or just on making a short visit to your favourite spot, the list below should provide you with some ideas on the UK’s top attractions. 

  • Many visitors will want to experience Scotland and if this is you then a drive to Edinburgh is well worth it. It is a beautiful and historical city. Edinburgh Castle is the centrepiece attraction of the city and will provide a stunning vista of the city’s skyline. 
  • In England the City of Bath is equally rich in culture and history. Visit the city’s Roman Baths for a relaxing spa treat, which will leave you feeling relaxed and revived.
  • Stonehenge is located in South West England and is an architectural jewel. Visit the ring of stones and see this archaeological mystery up close.
  • Windsor Castle is the world’s oldest occupied castle and is home to the Queen of the Royal family.
  • Found in the heart of London is the beautiful and iconic Westminster Abbey, a place of worship and historical prominence.

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