UK attractions that are worth the drive

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UK attractions that are worth the drive

The UK is home to some lovely attractions that are ideal for a day trip or weekend getaway with family and friends.

So, you’ve opted to get a car hire. Where should you go? At Green Motion, we’ve hand-picked some attractions that are slightly away from our car hire branches but are very much worth the drive.

Cotswold’s quaint villages

The Cotswolds covers nearly 800 square miles and contain parts of some of England's prettiest towns and villages. Boughton on the Water, Burford and Chedworth are particularly well worth a visit. Although there are scenic drives aplenty in the rural area, the Cotswolds is best discovered on foot.

Nearest Green Motion car hire: Birmingham


Perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument is found in Wiltshire, England. Stonehenge is an artefact from the distant Stone Age, and the method of its construction still remains a mystery.

The site is on the bucket list of many Brits and foreigners alike. With it being so close to home, it’s well worth the trip into the Neolithic period.

Nearest Green Motion car hire: Bristol


The stunning national park welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Most come to challenge themselves climb to the 1085m summit of Mount Snowdon yet there is more in the park than just this. There is breath-taking coastline, forests, rivers and Wales' biggest natural lake, all waiting to be explored.

Nearest Green Motion car hire: Liverpool

Roman history in Bath

Bath is a Roman spa town with beautiful architecture and a fascinating history. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, and there’s reason for it. The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent are some of the must-visit sites in the town.

Nearest Green Motion car hire: Bristol

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is a lake in the heart of Trossachs National Park in Scotland. It’s the largest lake in the entirety of Britain and if you’re in the northern regions, its beauty is not to be missed. On the lake itself, there is jet-skiing, water skiing and kayaking and the surrounding encompass mountains, cycle paths, tree top adventures and forest trails. Music to the ears of outdoor enthusiast!

Nearest Green Motion car hire: Glasgow

York Minister

York Minister is one of the world’s most-renowned cathedrals. The architecturally stunning building has medieval stained glass and stone masterpieces and is a place to discover the history of York. After exploring York Minister, get out and lose yourself in the historic cobbled streets of York.

Nearest Green Motion car hire: Manchester

Low emission car hire

For those who like to travel from place to place whilst on holiday, a car hire is a great option. It provides flexibility, savings on other transport and control to your holiday.

Whether you want to pick up your car hire and drive to your holiday destination or pick up a car when you arrive at your location, Green Motion can help. With 20 locations around the UK, you’re never too far from one of our branches and we have car hire available in many of the most popular tourist destinations.

For more information about the range of vehicles available, browse our online booking platform.

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