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Lichfield is a cathedral city in Staffordshire that is notable for both its three-spired medieval cathedral and for being the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, who is widely regarded as the writer of the first authoritative English language dictionary.
Situated just 16 miles north of Birmingham, Lichfield is within easy reach of Oxford, the Cotswolds and the Peak District. Indeed, there are many possibilities to get out and about when you hire a car in Lichfield.
Lichfield has a history of providing transport. Its heyday was in the 18 th century, when it developed as a thriving coaching city. And it wasn’t just goods that were carried: Johnson referred to Lichfield as a “city of philosophers”, thanks to the great minds of his time who congregated here.
Today much of Lichfield’s illustrious history remains gloriously preserved. The centre of the city contains not just its medieval cathedral but also over 230 listed buildings, including many fine examples of Georgian architecture.
Expedia partners with a network of car hire providers to offer you a great choice of vehicles and all the latest deals. Arranging to rent a car in Lichfield couldn’t be easier. Simply enter the dates you will require the car from and choose a location that is most convenient for you. We’ll return the details and the prices of the cars available, which range from economical mini-class cars to spacious SUVs. You can then select the best option for you.
Should you require any extras, like booster or child seats, you can also arrange for these to be ready when you pick up your car.
What’s more, if you are planning a longer road trip, and wish to return your car to a different location, we can also help you to arrange this.
Cheap car hire in Lichfield is available when you book in advance with Expedia – and you can book it online from your home computer, tablet or your mobile.
Pack your metal detector if you are feeling lucky and drive for a few miles west of Lichfield to Burntwood. The Staffordshire Hoard was found by Terry Herbert in September 2009 in the adjoining village of Hammerwich. It represents the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold yet found. They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice, but you never know!
Just a short drive southeast from Lichfield, the Coventry canal borders Whittington. The network of canals that developed in this area offer many tranquil spots for walks through the countryside.
Lovers of classic motorbikes, rather than classic barges, may prefer to head for the village of Shenstone, situated between Lichfield and Birmingham. This was once where Norton motorcycles were manufactured, and you can pay your respects at the old factory that can still be found on the outskirts of the village.
Carry on driving and you’ll soon enter the rejuvenated city centre of Birmingham. The city of Birmingham was transformed during the Industrial Revolution into a global hub of science, culture and manufacturing. Today it is being reimagined once more as a cultural centre. It is England’s largest city outside of London and the unofficial capital of the British curry.
There’s plenty to see and do here including sampling the famous Balti, which was invented here, exploring the many museums and galleries and admiring the city’s diverse architecture, that ranges from the classic to the futuristic.
Shopping is a joy in the retail haven of the Bull Ring, and sports fans have a pick of world-class football and cricket grounds to take in the action from. There’s plenty of space to relax by the canals or in Eastside, the city’s largest and newest public park.
For a true taste of the East head for either Chinatown, where you’ll also find some of the best nightlife in the city, or to the Balti Triangle for a mouth-watering choice of Indian dishes.
In less than a two-hour drive from Lichfield you could be in historic Oxford wandering among the dreaming spires. It’s an equally easy drive to reach the beautiful villages and rolling hills of the Cotswolds.To really get away from it all, however, there’s the Peak District to the north and Snowdonia to the west. Britain’s first national park was created in 1951 from the hills and dales of the Peak District. Here you can explore the high moorland tops of Dark Peak or the southern limestone hills of the White Peak. Over in Wales the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia awaits. The mountains and glacial landforms here offer dramatic views all the way across the sea to Ireland. Choose a bracing walk from the extensive network of trails and picnic by your choice of more than 100 lakes.
From golden Saxon Hoards to dark peaks, canals to the Cotswolds: where will your car hire in Lichfield take you?
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