Forget long waits, unexpected delays, cancellations and expensive pre-travel tests – hire a car and enjoy a UK Staycation at one of these delightful winter destinations…
Once you get past Edinburgh and Glasgow and into the Highlands it feels like you are in another world. The vistas are jaw-dropping and appear greater around every turn. The acres upon acres of unspoilt countryside seems never-ending. The Scottish Highlands are however far from an empty space – here you will find a wealth of outdoor adventures. Hiking, bagging a Munro, mountain biking, kayaking, even skiing and ice-climbing are on the agenda. There are also plenty of attractions with country houses, castles and visitor centres and tours available to those who can tear themselves away from the roaring fire of the hotel, country inn, or Airbnb!
Dartmoor is all about the epic walks but did you know that it is the place to be for star gazing? The long dark nights of winter are perfect for this, and even more magical on a clear and frosty night! Getting to a remote spot is no bother if you’ve got the right hire vehicle – be sure to pack a warming night time picnic and some blankets to keep you warm. Another magical place to head for is Wistmans Wood, an ancient Dwarf-Oak forest that inspire
Don’t forget your Car Hire Excess Insurance!
Why pay a rental firm’s costly damage waiver when you can pay less for what is usually even better protection? If your rental car is damaged you will usually be liable to pay for repairs even if the damage was not your fault. Our Car Hire Excess Insurance replaces the Collision Damage Waiver at a much lower price AND covers the damage to any part of the vehicle – often CDWs won’t cover windscreens, tyres and underbody.
You are almost guaranteed a white winter if you head to the Yorkshire Dales, and what a place to witness it! The views are stunning and you better pack your walking boots because rambles, hikes and walks is what this area does best. It really is the place to choose if you want to get away from it all, disconnect and do a digital detox. There are probably as many country pubs with a warm and welcoming fire as there are walks in the dales, so get a map, and get exploring!
Our top pick for a rural adventure in Wales is the Brecon Beacons. Like our other rural retreat hotspots Brecon Beacons offers amazing opportunities for amazing outdoor adventures, dark skies are perfect for star-gazing, and the views are just stunning. There are over 1,200 miles of public rights of way in the Beacons. Rock climbing, abseiling, fishing, cycling, bushcraft, foraging, horse riding and gliding are all on offer for those who like the great outdoors. Or maybe you just fancy snuggling up and appreciating the great views from the comfort of your holiday accommodation.