Renting a car in the U.K.

Hints, tips, resources, and pointers for getting your own set of wheels in England

There is a lot to recommend renting or leasing a car in the U.K., especially if you want to go beyond just the big cities (and you should). It's the only way to really get in there and visit all the little villages, prehistoric sites, colorful fishing towns, isolated beaches, and countryside B&Bs that make up the British trip of your dreams.

I love trains, and no-frills airlines make crossing great distances in Europe fast and cheap (albeit thoroughly unromantic). But sometimes, only your own set of wheels will do. Here's how to go about getting them.