Car & Van Hire in Leicestershire
Welcome to the Enterprise Leicestershire car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
Car & Van Rental in Leicestershire?
Centrally located within England, there is always something happening in the county of Leicestershire. From live music to entertainment, the area offers food and drink festivals in May, summer carnivals in June and August, along with the Leicester Marathon, held every October.
In Leicester City Centre, our branch is situated on Loughborough Road in the Belgrave area. South of central Leicester, we also serve customers from a second car rental depot on the Lutterworth Road in Aylestone. In the wider area of Leicestershire, car rental centres include Park Road, Loughborough, which is to the north and convenient for the A6 and Castle Donington. East of here we have a branch in Melton Mowbray on Beler Way, just off the A607. Alternatively, our Hinckley centre on Watling Street has good connections to the A5 main road and M69 motorway.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Leicestershire
At Enterprise, we offer a selection of top-tier vehicles to suit almost every motoring need. From minis such as the Toyota Aygo, to nine-person minibuses for group travel or self-drive airport runs, there's plenty to choose from. For the budget-conscious, our economy options for include the Vauxhall Corsa, or the compact, versatile Ford Focus, or even the medium-sized Skoda Octavia and Vauxhall Insignia, both designed to offer motoring comfort. Alternatively, MPVs or people carriers are great for family trips or holidays; we offer the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer and SEAT Alhambra.
Premium choices include the Mercedes C-Class and larger E-Class ranges, or the Toyota Rav 4x4 - ideal if you are heading into the countryside. Once your booking is confirmed, staff in our car rental Leicestershire branches will be waiting to welcome you.
Attractions in Leicestershire
The timbered Leicester Guildhall is a point of interest, standing in view of Leicester cathedral and its imposing spire. Leicester Castle is situated to the west of the city centre, while the Jewry Wall was part of the ancient Roman baths and is now perhaps the city’s most well-known landmark. With your newly rented car organised for your trip, some exhibits that are more recent can be seen at the Gas Museum, while football fans might want to visit the stadium, home to Leicester City.
Really making the most of your hired car means attractions can be reached quickly and easily. The National Space Centre is north of the city centre on the A6, offering budding space adventurers the opportunity to see how astronauts are trained and to see inside a space station mock-up. In contrast, some sedate countryside options include the picturesque forest at Charnwood, or Thornton reservoir and nurseries. Alternatively, Belgrave Hall country house on Thurcaston Road has two acres of walled gardens near the River Soar and is open to the public.
Melton Mowbray is famous for its pork pies and - somewhat fittingly - is also host to an annual food festival. The area offers numerous attractions and ideas for interesting days out. This part of rural England is rich in history - not least King Richard III, who was the last King of England to die in battle. Similarly, at Ashby de la Zouch there is a medieval castle, which even though partly ruined, it is nonetheless impressive enough to be classified as a listed building. For a lunch-stop south of here, why not visit the flooded quarry at Stoney Cove in Stoney Stanton? There are a pub and restaurant at the waterside and the site runs SCUBA diving courses for water sports enthusiasts.
Places to Visit Outside Leicestershire
With a car rental, Leicestershire and the other counties of the East Midlands can be reached speedily. The neighbouring county of Lincolnshire offers variety and history, with characteristic market towns and the gentle, rolling hills of the Wolds. Market Rasen and Louth are northeast of Lincoln, while the university city itself has an impressive cathedral and castle with some original fourteenth and fifteenth-century buildings lining the older streets. The city also puts on an ice skating rink in the winter and a spring fashion event. For seaside lovers or picnics in the sand dunes, the Lincolnshire coastline offers various beaches from Cleethorpes to Skegness.
Further south, the market and port town of King’s Lynn is the gateway to East Anglia and the coastal resorts of north-west Norfolk. For seascape lovers, Dersingham and Hunstanton are among the few locations in East Anglia where visitors can watch the sun set over the sea.
Airport Car Hire
If you are flying into the area, car hire can be arranged with Enterprise at any of the three closest airports. East Midlands Airport is approximately 16 miles from Leicester, while our Castle Donington branch serves Nottingham Airport, some 20 miles away. Alternatively, it is 29 miles to Birmingham International where the car rental office is situated inside the terminal link building.
Parking and Traffic Information in Leicestershire
The city of Leicester has a number of multistorey and surface parking lots for visitors to use, as well as three park-and-ride schemes which run from bases in Birstall, Enderby and Meynells Gorse. In total, these options provide around 10,000 spaces.
Within the county, road works are planned to affect the M1 between Junctions 20 and 19 southbound until November 2017. These works also affect Junctions 21A and 21, with other short-term works such as roadside drains replacements planned from time to time.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Le Mans branch. Our economy cars are renowned for being cheap to hire as well as low running costs with great fuel efficiency. Book online in advance for our cheapest prices, alternatively book in branch and get the car that suits your needs.
Moving house? Moving furniture? Enterprise has vans available at our Le Mans branches to ensure that you can get a vehicle to suit your needs. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans – give our branches a call or book online to guarantee you a van hire that will suit your needs. Van hire is cheap and easy through Enterprise online or in branch, we promise to provide a vehicle to suit you for as long as you require it.