What you should know before hiring a car in Peterborough
Car hires in Peterborough: practical information
Where to rent a car in Peterborough
Peterborough is a city for immigrants, making it one exciting city to visit. While most visitors will only visit Peterborough as a pit-stop, we dare you to enjoy your entire holiday in Peterborough! There isn't an airport for miles from Peterborough. The closest is in Nottingham, 60+ miles from Peterborough via Leicester. The easiest way to reach Peterborough is without a doubt with cheap car rentals.
You will find everything you need as far as car hires go in Peterborough. Choose from Europcar, Enterprise, Rent Direct, national Car, Thrifty, Avis and others. As for a car hire Peterborough train station, Avis is the closest, on Midland Road.
Driving in Peterborough: parking and other tips
There is ample parking available in Peterborough for your rent car. All car parks are open 24/7 with CCTV surveillance. There are both long stay and short stay car parks available. You must Pay & Display between 7:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays. It costs 70p/30 minutes, £1.20/hour and £3.50 for up to 3 hours. It costs £1.50 to park overnight from 5:00pm to 7:00am. If you're parking up to 10 hours, it costs £5.50.
Road trips from Peterborough: what to do, what to see
Ely may be a small city but it has quite the offering for visitors. First visit the cathedral, founded in 673 as a monastery. Then head to the Oliver Cromwell Museum. More into art? The Stained Glass Museum will likely have something interesting for you.
Wicken Fen is located between Ely and Cambridge and is a lovely National Trust site, worth visiting if you have an economy car rental from Peterborough. It is one of the most important wetlands in Europe and makes for some great walking trips.
Apart from Oxford, Cambridge is one of the most beautiful university towns in England. Visit King's College Chapel, there is a nice view of it from across the Cam River, Queen's College and the Mathematical Bridge.