Have you ever considered investing in car hire and driving far from Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham or Horley for a fantastic weekend away? By making use of a car rental service like our own, you don’t even have to leave the country to have a fulfilling holiday. Here are some of 2016’s most lauded destinations. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking to relax or are somewhat of a thrill seeker!
Country Escapes – The green and pleasant land William Blake wrote of is all around us, but some of Britain’s most breath taking country landscapes aren’t quite within walking distance. This is why so many of our regulars around Crawley, East Grinstead, Horley and Horsham choose to invest in our car rental service to get away from urban life for a few days. We thoroughly recommend the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is often forgotten about by travellers on their way to the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales.
The Forest of Bowland is not far from Clitheroe, and on a summer’s day can be utterly magnificent. It’s not really a forest, and is characterised by its expansive uplands, moors, rivers and heather-covered hills. A quintessentially British country environment, and with Clitheroe so close, why not walk through it and arrive at the Norman town for a spot to eat? Alternatively, head to the dramatic crags and valleys of the Peak District. Britain’s first ever national park is also easily reached via car hire, just drive down the M1!
Adventure Ahoy – Perhaps unfairly, Britain doesn’t quite have a reputation as a destination for adventurers and thrill seekers. But believe us, there’s plenty here to get pulses racing. If you’re looking for an exciting weekend away from Horsham, Horley, or our home-towns of Crawley and East Grinstead, here are a couple of suggestions. And getting there couldn’t be easier, just call us up for competitively priced, short-term car hire.
First up, caving. Acclimatise is a caving expedition experience in the Peak District that sees participants abseil down huge rock faces. With 30ft drops all around, and the fact that you’ll be heading deep underground, this isn’t for the faint of heart. With underground waterfalls and strange rock formations to take in, this is a real opportunity for a memorable and exhilarating weekend.Not feeling heading underground? How about soaring high up into the skies in a WW2 fighter plane? Drive up to the Imperial War Museum Duxford, which offers flights from £129. They’ll even loan you period gear like leather jackets and goggles, so you’ll certainly look the part! If you fancy flying the plane yourself, they offer introductory lessons. From car rental to lording the skies in a 1930s bi-plane, now that’s an adventure worth telling your mates down the pub.
Pure Relaxation – But car rental isn’t just good for rambling and adventures, why not take a load off and head somewhere where relaxation is the name of the game? You could get a massage somewhere around Crawley, East Grinstead, Horley or Horsham, or you could give our car hire providers a call and speed off to a beautiful British spa or beach.
Spa wise, we recommend Pennyhill Park in Surrey’s Bagshot. This 45,000 sq ft hotel spa boasts eight pools, 21 treatment rooms, a tepidarium and ice cave – bound to get your circulation going! If it’s a beach break you’re interested in, there’s few as eye-catching as Bamburgh Beach above the Northumberland Coast. Feast your eyes upon towering Bamburgh Castle and enjoy walks along ancient golden beaches. This isn’t a tourist hot spot by any stretch of the imagination, so you’ll be able to enjoy it in peace!