Car & Van Hire in North Shields

Enterprise car hire locations in North Shields

Getting to North Shields is a breeze! Newcastle International Airport is the closest air hub, just 24 kilometres away, and you can pick up your Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the airport itself. Arriving by train? The North Shields Metro Station links seamlessly to Newcastle's Central Station, ensuring easy access to this picturesque harbour town.

What to do and see in North Shields

Nestled along the northern banks of the River Tyne in North East England, North Shields is a quaint coastal town that offers a blend of rich history, picturesque landscapes and various attractions for visitors. With its fascinating heritage and charming neighbourhoods, it is no wonder that North Shields has become a popular destination.

Just a short drive from North Shields, you'll find the spectacular ruins of Tynemouth Priory and Castle. This iconic landmark, perched on a rocky headland overlooking the North Sea, boasts a rich history that dates back to the 7th century. Explore the remains of the medieval monastery and castle, and learn about the site's fascinating past at the English Heritage Visitor Centre. Be sure to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline from the castle grounds.

The Stephenson Railway Museum is an excellent destination for history buffs and families. This fascinating museum is dedicated to the life and achievements of George and Robert Stephenson, pioneers of the early railway industry. Here, you'll find an impressive collection of vintage locomotives and railway memorabilia, as well as interactive exhibits that delve into the history of the steam engine. The museum also offers special events and activities throughout the year, providing a fun and educational experience for all ages.

Spanning over 12 acres, Northumberland Park is a beautiful green oasis located in the heart of North Shields. This Victorian-style park has been meticulously restored and offers amenities that include a boating lake, a children's play area and scenic walking trails. It's the perfect spot for a leisurely afternoon picnic or a pleasant day out.

Just a short drive from North Shields, Long Sands Beach in Tynemouth offers a picturesque sandy stretch that's perfect for a day of relaxation and seaside fun. Whether you prefer sunbathing, beachcombing or building sandcastles, this pristine beach provides a delightful backdrop for your seaside activities. The nearby surf school offers lessons and equipment rentals, making it an ideal spot for surf enthusiasts or those looking to try something new.

For those in search of a retail therapy fix, the Royal Quays Outlet Centre is the perfect destination. With a wide array of shops offering discounted prices on popular brands, you're sure to find some great deals. The outlet centre also features a variety of cafes and restaurants, so you can refuel after a day of shopping.

Driving in North Shields

Driving a car rental in North Shields offers visitors the opportunity to experience picturesque landscapes and charming neighbourhoods at their own pace. With its compact size and well-maintained road network, navigating the town is relatively easy.

Before embarking on your drive around North Shields, it's a good idea to plan your route in advance. Make use of a GPS device or smartphone app to plot your course and calculate estimated travel times. Be sure to take note of any one-way streets, parking restrictions and roadworks that may impact your journey.

North Shields offers a variety of parking options for visitors, including on-street parking, pay-and-display car parks and free parking areas. Be sure to familiarise yourself with the parking regulations and fees associated with each option. For a convenient and hassle-free experience, consider using one of the many pay-and-display car parks, which typically offer reasonable rates and a secure environment for your vehicle. Many car parks allow you to pay via an app and will even send you a handy reminder when your allowed time is running out.

As a historic coastal town, North Shields features a number of narrow streets and pedestrian-only zones. Be mindful of these areas while driving, and exercise caution when navigating tight spaces. Slow down in residential neighbourhoods and be prepared for pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars that may be sharing the road.

One of the highlights of driving in North Shields is the opportunity to explore the beautiful coastal routes that offer stunning views of the North Sea and the River Tyne. While these scenic drives can be a joy to experience, it's important to remember that coastal roads can be narrow, winding and sometimes subject to adverse weather conditions. Maintain a safe speed and be alert to the possibility of sudden changes in road conditions.

Driving a car or van rental in North Shields is an enjoyable way to experience the town's charm and beauty at your own pace. By familiarising yourself with the area, planning your route and being mindful of the unique challenges associated with coastal towns like this, you should have no trouble at all getting around and enjoying the local scenery.

Car and van hire in Australia with Enterprise

Enterprise Australia offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in North Shields

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in North Shields

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in North Shields, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.