Car & Van Hire in Lincolnshire
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Car & Van Rental in Lincolnshire?
Situated in the east of England, the county of Lincolnshire is full of variety and combines a colourful past with countryside and coast. The university city of Lincoln is the regional capital and home to two football teams, City and United. There is always something going on in the area – an ice skating rink in the winter months and a fashion week in spring, among other events. Rich in history, Lincoln dates back to 100 B.C. and an early settlement near the River Wytham that is now known as Brayford Pool. Today, centuries-old buildings still line some of the older streets – some date back to the 14th and 15th centuries and there are a number of half-timbered Tudor houses.
The county’s main Enterprise car hire branch is located in the city of Lincoln, on the outer circular road. We also offer customers a west Lincolnshire car hire service from our branch at the Enterprise Park in Newark on Trent.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Lincolnshire
Class A minis, such as a Toyota Aygo or an economy Vauxhall Corsa, are a cost-effective solution for a short trip, with some choice of three-door or five-door hatchback models. Alternatively, you may decide on a compact or larger car – the Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia or Vauxhall Insignia for covering long distances. For excursions to the hills or the coast, hire car customers often prefer the versatility of a multi-purpose vehicle, such as the Vauxhall Zafira or SEAT Alhambra.
Premium hire options include Mercedes C or E-Class cars. Additionally, we offer a nine-passenger mini bus hire (Ford Transit Custom Tourneo, or similar), ideal for larger groups, small team events and airport runs. Finally, if you plan to explore some of the countryside off the beaten track, our selection of 4x4s includes the Toyota Rav 4. Whatever your choice of vehicle, you can count on our services for the latest, most reliable models.
Attractions in Lincolnshire
The Museum of Lincolnshire Life delights visitors with steam engines, period shops and rooms depicting daily life in olden times, including a Victorian barracks. Lincoln Castle has a preserved copy of the Magna Carta, one of only four such ancient documents. Medieval Lincoln Cathedral has displays of some of the earliest printed books, while the nearby Bishop’s Palace at the top of Steep Hill gives a fascinating insight into centuries-old opulence as enjoyed by a privileged few. Run by English Heritage, the historic property even has a dungeon.
Even if your trip is for business, make sure you set aside some time to enjoy the Lincolnshire hills, coastline and beaches that welcome visitors to the county, from Cleethorpes in the north to Skegness in the south. You may wish to see the rolling hills of the Wolds, experience the laid-back ambiance of the market towns of Louth or Market Rasen, or visit the racecourse. Further afield, Hartsholme country park will delight lovers of the outdoors, with lakeside walks and a nature reserve with swans. Alternatively, the award-winning Doddington Hall, gardens and farm shop are centred on an Elizabethan home with impressive India Jane interiors. Finally, RAF Scampton is home to an aviation museum and heritage display centre.
Places to Visit Outside Lincolnshire
In addition to local excursions within Lincolnshire, you may be planning to travel further afield. King’s Lynn is a market town with a seaport, situated south of Skegness. The nearby coastal resorts of west Norfolk include Sandringham, Dersingham and Hunstanton.
In the opposite direction, Hull (or Kingston-upon-Hull) is in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The city has a seagoing heritage with a historic old town; here, all the galleries and museums offer free admission. The last side-fishing boat (or ‘side winder’) was the Arctic Corsair and it is now berthed behind the Streetlife Museum. Shoppers will want to head for Trinity open market and the boutiques and independent stores along the cobbled streets. Why not visit the 1940’s replica shopping street, or sit in an old tram at the Streetlife Museum of Transport? Alternatively, a futuristic building houses The Deep, with displays from the seabed. Dinostar is a popular exhibition for children, while adults might prefer the Museum of Club Culture.
Heading north-east through Beverley, Flamborough Head offers visitors some excellent views from scenic cliffs, along with a gently sloping beach into North Sea bathing waters. The resorts of Bridlington and Scarborough are just a little further onwards.
Heading westwards with a Lincolnshire hire car, it’s a short hop to the other East Midlands counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Nottinghamshire. The north of Derbyshire is popular for hill walking and outdoor pursuits on the Pennines.
Airport Car Hire
The closest airports to Lincolnshire with Enterprise car hire branches are East Midlands (around 43 miles away) or the larger airport at Birmingham.
Other options include Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, approximately 26 miles northwest of Lincoln. Additionally, Humberside International Airport is located near the town of Brigg, around 30 miles north of Lincoln. There is also a small airport at Nottingham.
Parking and Traffic Information in Lincolnshire
In Lincoln, the main car parks can be found at Broadgate (Saint Rumbold's Street), or in Lucy Tower Street, Orchard Street and Westgate. During rush hour, slow traffic and queues may be experienced, particularly in the Cornhill and Newland areas of Carholme Road.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise in Lincolnshire 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 Lincolnshire 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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