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Enjoy the rocky romance of England's Lake District with an Avis road trip

Hills and valleys on an epic scale combine with weather to match. Come rain or shine, you can't help but fall in love in the Lake District ...

Test drive this two-day tour for the best of the Lake District
Pick up your Avis hire car from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and head south on the A19 road to the super-stylish Seaham Hall hotel and spa. Take a stress-free drive on the A1M and A66 to Barnard Castle, passing through lush moorland on your way to the Lake District. Go through the steep Kirkstone Pass, known locally as 'The Struggle', to reach the grey stone cottages of cutesy Ambleside, on the banks of Lake Windermere.

Park in a lay-by before the road plunges down into the town and look back at the grey of the asphalt weaving its way between green hillsides. From Ambleside, follow the B5385, which twists and turns its way to Coniston, then head back to Newcastle via the A595 and A69, stopping off at Birdoswald Roman Fort and the 2000 year-old village of Haltwhistle and along the way. It's a quick drive east along the A69 to drop-off your Avis hire car back in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Car Hire Lake District with Avis. Enjoy the rocky romance of England's Lake District with an Avis car.