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The perfect hire car will soon be yours

Nottingham is large and you’re busy, so we’ve made it really easy. Come and collect your rental from Nottingham train station or city centre.

Flying visit?
You can hire your car at East Midlands Airport, if you prefer.
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“I want to hire a car that excites me. It must be nearby. I want no fuss, but every comfort. I want to feel noticed and be remembered. Above all, I want to drive the open road with a smile on my face.”

We understand. That’s why we try harder. 

Your journey starts here

There’s more to Nottingham than the legend of Robin Hood. From the vibrant city streets to tree lined country roads skirting Sherwood Forest, we know you can’t wait to feel the open road. So we won’t hold you up.

Whether it’s a cute compact for the city, an executive saloon for that business trip, a dependable estate for a weekend jolly, or a herculean people carrier for a family outing, we have the perfect car for you.

UK driving rules
Want a quick guide to the rules of the UK roads? We’ve unlocked them for your journey. 

Your hire car in Nottingham awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
Book now to unlock the world.

Plan your trip from Nottingham

Start at the 11th century castle and its pleasant grounds in this young, vital city (the median age is lowered by the presence of two large universities). Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, connected to the city, is reputed to be England's oldest inn. Shoppers and those in the know will then make a dash to Hockley, for its boutiques and hip hangouts.

Close to the city centre, Arboretum Park was opened in 1852 and provides a quick and easy escape from Nottingham’s crowded streets and shopping centres. The grade II listed site is home to around 800 trees, an aviary, formal gardens, a bandstand (where brass band concerts take place most Sundays), and plenty of space for your blanket and picnic basket. It hosts a series of summer events, including the Mela (July 18th), a festival celebrating Asian food and culture, and Pagan Pride (August 1st).

Beyond Nottingham
Set in 500 acres of parkland, grade I listed, 16th-century Wollaton Hall is the perfect place to spend a hot summer’s day – a slice of Elizabethan elegance and gorgeous countryside just three miles from Nottingham city centre.

The home of Robin Hood, according to local folklore, Sherwood Forest now houses one of 22 Go Ape! adventure parks found across the UK. Children over the age of 10 can emulate Russell Crowe (while their parent’s mimic Kevin Costner) as they tackle zip wires, rope swings and treetop tunnels and bridges.