What you should know before hiring a car in Blackpool
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|Blackpool Airport (BLK): 4 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Blackpool: practical information
Where to rent a car in Blackpool
Where else would you go for a seaside holiday in Britain than Blackpool? Come summer, Blackpool is a hot spot for tourists, from the UK as well as from abroad. Booked flights to Blackpool already? Great, now let's get looking for a one way car hire in Blackpool or a long term car hire to complete your trip planning. Car hire Blackpool airport is a good place to start. The car hire companies in Blackpool airport are located just after international customs near the exit, after you go through baggage reclaim. Choose car hire deals in Blackpool from Avis, Hertz or Europcar.
The nearest car hire Blackpool train station is the GMc Self Drive on Dickson Road. Other than that you can also rent from Enterprise on Vicarage Lane although it's quite a bit out from the city centre. Thankfully Blackpool Airport is so close to the city centre, making it easy to pick up the cheapest car hire in Blackpool as soon as you land. Save yourself some work and book your rent car at the same time as your tickets.
Driving in Blackpool: parking and other tips
Bet you didn't know that Blackpool has some of the biggest car parks in all of the UK! Good news for travellers with a car hire Blackpool city. Another bonus is that you can prebook your spot in most of the city's car parks to guarantee a spot is there waiting for you when you need it. Most car parks charge £2.30/two hours or £13/day, meaning 24 hours. Some car parks are cheaper than others.
Know that you'll be driving around a lot? Why not book a hotel in Blackpool that has free parking available to their guests? Check out Norbreck Castle, Queensgate Hotel or Chequers Plaza Hotel for parking.
Road trips from Blackpool: what to do, what to see
Lytham St Annes
What's better than a day at the golf courses? Lytham St Annes is famous for its courses. It has four, the most prominent however is the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. Lytham is also on the coast so there are plenty of outdoor activities besides golf to enjoy. The area is made up of a few seaside town, all charming and family-friendly namely Lytham, Ansdell, Fairhaven, and St Annes-on-sea.
There are few cities that are still as quintessentially British today as they were in the past but Preston is one of them. Try and get an ear for the quirky Lancashire dialect while enjoying a pint at a local pub. Football fans check out the National Football Museum! For a small city there sure is enough culture to go around: Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Museum of Lancashire, Queens Lancashire Regiment Muesum plus a few Victorian arcades for shopping.
Take a day off while on holidays in Blackpool! Liverpool is a mere 1 hour and 20 minute drive away. Follow the footsteps of the Beatles and visit John Lennon's childhood home while you're in town. The best way to see the city is by joining a walking tour, why not try the Magical Mystery Tour on foot for the Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour?