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Rich in history and with a vibrant nightlife, Nottingham has much to offer for a city break. But get Nottingham car hire and drive just a few miles out to discover national parks, rolling hills and cultural landmarks.
With two universities, Nottingham is a great party city with a strong musical scene. Rock City and the Rescue Rooms provide a noisy night out, or depending on your tastes try either the Pit and Pendulum pub for gothic splendour or Restaurant Sat Bains for Michelin starred dining.
Hiring a rental car in Nottingham is a great way to take advantage of the city’s Midland location. It is just 14 miles from East Midlands Airport and its situation on the M1 motorway means some of the UK most exciting cities are within easy reach.
Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are among a host of Nottingham car hire companies, all catering for a range of budgets and vehicle needs. So take the opportunity to immerse yourself in all things Robin Hood by driving out to Sherwood Forest. Just 21 miles north of the city, it is an hour’s drive to the 450 acre woodland country park, where legend says Robin Hood once sharpened his arrows amongst the ancient trees.
You can also spend time discovering the region’s industrial past. Steam engines and motorbikes line up against textiles and lace in the Nottingham Industrial Museum at Wollaton Hall, a three-mile drive from the city centre up the A52. Or Strutts North Mill in Belper, Derbyshire, explores the region’s cotton spinning history in one of the oldest surviving industrial buildings of it type. If caves are your thing, then Nottingham has many for you to explore. Be guided through the winding network of sandstone caves beneath the city centre with City of Caves. Or drive 35 miles north out to Creswell Crags in the town of Worksop and explore the limestone gorge studded with caves, stone tools and animal bones that bring the last Ice Age into vivid context.
Or head further afield. Sat on the M1 motorway, the city has great transport links making a hire car in Nottingham a great decision. Manchester is just a couple of hours away up the M1 motorway, or take a scenic detour through the city of Sheffield before meandering through the beautiful Peak District National Park.
Heading in the opposite direction, stay on the M1 and head 30 miles south to Leicester for the National Space Centre. It is the UK’s largest domed planetarium and has a 42m high rocket tower. Further south again on the M1 and you reach London, a three-hour 130 mile drive from Nottingham, or veer off onto the M69 and find yourself in the heart of the stunning Cotswolds in two-and-a-half hours.
USAual UK driving laws apply. No drink-driving, wear a seatbelt and drive on the left.
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