What you should know before hiring a car in Doncaster
|Doncaster city centre|
|Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA): 6 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Doncaster: practical information
Where to rent a car in Doncaster
Welcome to South Yorkshire! That is, if you've booked tickets from London to Doncaster. Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful areas of England and it would be a shame to miss out on the lovely countryside if you don't pick up a cheap car rental in Doncaster for your trip. If you're arriving on flights to Robin Hood Airport why not pick up your rent car in Doncaster there? Avis is already set up and before long Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz will also have offices there as well.
You can also hire a car in Doncaster, in the city rather than at the airport. You'll find Hertz located at the train station. Alamo is near Westfield Park, Enterprise is near Hyde Park. Avis and Enterprise also have locations along the A630 near Wheatley Park.
Driving in Doncaster: parking and other tips
If you're parking longer than 15 minutes in Doncaster, use a car park. There are only about 250 on-street parking spaces available in the city centre, operated by Pay & Display meters. It's best to use the car parks though for long-stay parking, even if just for a few hours. There is free parking available at all car parks after 6pm from Monday to Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays and also on Bank Holidays. You'll find both private and council-operated car parks in Doncaster.
Why pay for parking in Doncaster when you can just book hotels in Doncaster that offer free parking to their guests? That's one way to cut down on unnecessary fees while travelling.
Road trips from Doncaster: what to do, what to see
Sheffield can be reached in about 30 minutes from Doncaster. It's a lot busier, boasting a population of half a million. Once an industrial centre, today Sheffield is all cultural and cosmopolitan. Wide open city parks, gallery space for every starving artist, sports facilities… you name it. Rumour has it that the city's tree population outnumbers its human one, to a ration of 3:1. How's that for green?
Heading north you'll run into Leeds, the largest city in Yorkshire which has excellent shopping and a noteworthy nightlife scene. Condé Nast Traveller's Awards named it UK's favourite city once, in 2003. But that's saying something, right? No holiday in Doncaster is complete without a road trip to Leeds!
Yorkshire Moors and Dales
If you want to experience true Yorkshire, head to either the Yorkshire Moors or the Yorkshire Dales. Not only can you get a glimpse of the traditional Yorkshire life in the towns surrounding these two national parks, but the scenery is amazing! The Moors are noted for their secluded beaches, cliffs covered in heather and forests. The Dales, more for their rolling hills and valleys.