Car & Van Hire in Carlisle
Welcome to the Enterprise Carlisle car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
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Car & Van Rental in Carlisle?
Just 16 km south of the Scottish border and lying on the confluence of rivers Petteril, Eden and Caldew is Carlisle, the county town of Cumbria that is also called the Border City. The proximity of the town to the Kingdom of Scotland is one reason it served well as a Roman settlement in the Middle Ages. Carlisle has since evolved from a mill town to an industrial one, to the commercial hub that it is today. One aspect that remains true all through the changes is the cultural and historical heritage that the town carries. The museums and ruins in Carlisle tell a tale of what the city has been through, and its role in history. You can get more knowledge on the Border City by taking the time to visit the different places of importance. At Enterprise, we aim to make that adventure an easy one with our convenient car hire options. With the right vehicle, you can crisscross through the town, basking in its glory.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Carlisle
With our diverse fleet, you can always count on finding something that works for you. When going on a trip, size becomes doubly vital because you have to think about all of the luggage that will accompany each passenger. If your intentions are to hire an SUV, you can opt for the large or small executive variants.
For a large family holidaying together, a people carrier rivals any other options available. These large cars have space in the boot and roof racks to accommodate significant volumes of luggage. The commercial van category is another one that caters to a specific clientele. For individuals whose transport needs are more about hauling cargo than carrying passengers, a commercial van is an ultimate solution. Between the Luton, the medium and extra-large vans, customers have more than sufficient options from which to select. Additionally, there is a car range that will satisfy the most standard transport demands. You can get a mini for a first-time driver. One the other hand, a compact is just the car for a small family. A coupe or convertible is perfect for diving around the Carlisle countryside as you take pleasure from the marvellous scenery.
Attractions in Carlisle
The right choice of car will give you an opportunity to drive around the countryside and enjoy the distinct traits of this town. The Carlisle Cathedral is a good way to start your exploration as it offers an insight into the history it has witnessed over the 900 years since it was founded by King Henry I as the Carlisle Priory. Take a few shots of the East window as it is the most distinct aspect of the structure, and the gift shop allows you to carry a piece of this history wherever you go. A tour of the Carlisle Castle will offer an equally amazing experience along with Lanercost Priory. Standing next to Hadrian's Wall, this 13-Century church maintains most of its elegance and all of its historical significance. Another way to make your trip more educational is to learn about the lives of the soldiers who sacrificed all for their country at the Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life. Next, consider driving to the southern entrance of the town where the two striking oval towers of the Citadel lie.
Places to See Outside Carlisle
If you fancy a visit outside of Carlisle, Glasgow, which is found 140 km to the south-east, is one of the neighbouring towns to try out. The city has an incredible collection of Victorian architecture from the Glasgow City Chambers to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Take the 90-km drive to Newcastle upon Tyne where you can fall into wonderment over the dramatic bridges on the Tyne.
Airport Car Hire
The Newcastle Airport is the closest one that Carlisle has access to and is located some 89 km away. Our staff at the airport branch will help you hit the road without delay and will provide you with all the information you need to get to Carlisle.
Traffic and Parking Information in Carlisle
The M6 motorway connects Carlisle to the rest of England while the M74/A74 links it to Scotland. There are trunk roads as well with a majority of them beginning or ending in Carlisle. The A595, for example, stretches from Carlisle to west Cumbria as the A7 takes you to Edinburgh and the A69 to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. With these transport links, you can navigate the town of Carlisle without too many complications. The town has various choices when it comes to parking, both private and public.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise in Carlisle offers great prices across its large fleet of vehicles, whether you need a 3-door economy car, roomy SUV or 9-passenger people carrier. Book online in advance for the best deals on cheap car rental, or visit our knowledgeable staff in branch for friendly, personal service.
Enterprise offers a wide range of new vans from our city and neighbourhood branches. Explore the full fleet of passenger vans and larger commercial vehicles online or visit us in branch where our staff can help you find your perfect vehicle. Visit our Carlisle van hire page to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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