Car Hire in Leicester
Car hire in LeicesterThe city of Leicester is a melting pot of different cultures and has a particular rich offering of medieval history. It also boasts an impressive array of art galleries, museums and theatres.
You can find Avis in Leicester city centre easily from Highcross Shopping Centre. Firstly exit onto the High Street and continue onto Humberstone Gate.
On the first crossroads turn right onto Charles Street, then turn left onto St Georges Way and enter the Retail Park. Book now
Plan your journey from LeicesterLeicester is a stone's throw away from the burial place of king Richard III. Since the remains of this intriguing medieval king were moved to Leicester Cathedral in March 2015, the city's reputation as an important historical city has increased. Head to the King Richard III Visitor Centre and go on the walking tour and audio trail. Learn about the monarch and delve into history surrounding his life and death.
Visit the Guildhall - one of the best preserved timber framed houses in England. At 600 years old, this stunning grand hall is an important landmark in Leicester. Open to the public as a museum, this building also hosts performances and community events. Another top attraction is the Jewry Wall Museum where you can learn about the city during different periods of history.
For shopping, the Highcross Centre is the place to go. This huge modern complex houses numerous well-known retailers along with an impressive selection of restaurants and a massive 12-screen cinema. If you are after a cosier atmosphere with independent boutiques, charming tea rooms and Michelin-starred restaurants, head to The Lanes, St Martin's Square and Arcades.
Leicester is best explored with a hire car, giving you the convenience to visit all of the city sights at your leisure.
Beyond LeicesterFrom stately homes and castles to beautiful parks and hiking trails, the county of Leicestershire is best explored by car.
Borough of Melton
The borough of Melton is located around a 45-minute drive from Leicester. Top sights to visit here include the town of Melton Mowbray, which is famous for pork pies and stilton cheese. The 19th century Belvoir Castle, with its grand rooms, impressive art collections and stunning gardens, is also situated in this region and is easily reached via the A46 from Leicester. The lands here have been held by the Dukes and Duchesses of Rutland for more than 1,000 years.
Bradgate Park Trust
A gorgeous countryside retreat throughout the seasons, Bradgate Park Trust is a tranquil setting dotted with ancient ruins. You can drive from bustling Leicester to this secluded spot in just 20 minutes. Leisurely strolls and wildlife watching are popular here. Find time to explore the historic sites such as Bradgate House, the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey and one of the first-known brick houses in England.
With an Avis rental car organised in Leicester, the city’s surroundings are all within easy reach.