Book a Zipcar and plan the perfect getaway to one of these dreamy destinations in the UK.
Now that holidays in the UK are back on the cards, we are so excited to finally start planning our next adventure. From scenic countryside views to coastal retreats, our beautiful country has so much to offer staycationers. And with Zipcar on hand to provide 24/7 transportation with just the tap of a finger on their app, you can hit the road whenever the fancy takes you!
Zipcar is the UK’s most popular car sharing club, and it’s the perfect solution for those times when you just need a car, but don’t want the hassle or the carbon footprint of owning one.
Through the free Zipcar app you can search, book and unlock vehicles near you, whenever you need them. So, if you’re in need of a weekend away, just book a Zipcar Roundtrip car or van (from £5.50/hour) on the app and you’re good to go! You can also grab one of their one-way Flex cars for more spontaneous journeys (like a self-drive taxi).
So easy right? And just to make planning your next getaway even easier, we’ve lined up some of the best holiday spots in the UK to provide you with inspiration.
1. The Cotswolds
If you’re after a quintessentially British countryside escape you can’t go wrong with The Cotswolds. With a picturesque village round every corner, plenty of fresh air and sunsets straight out of a watercolour painting – this is a particularly ‘grammable part of the country. Your Zipcar will also come in handy when you’re village hopping from Castle Combe, to Stanton, to beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water.
🚗 Drive time from London: About 2 hours
2. The Lake District
The Lake District is one of the most famous National Parks for a reason. It’s got breathtaking views, excellent hikes, and well…lots of lovely lakes of course. You could enjoy boating on the water, wander round the villages and art galleries, or pay a visit to the cottage where the poet William Wordsworth used to live in Grasmere.
🚗 Drive time from London: 5 hours
3. Seven Sisters
On the coast between Seaford and Eastbourne, within the South Downs National Park, you’ll find the iconic chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters. They’re an absolutely stunning sight, and are well worth a visit. For a classic view of all the Sisters in one dramatic shot get yourself (and your camera) over to Seaford Head.
🚗 Drive time from London: 2 hours
4. The Peak District
You’ll catch beautiful views when driving through this gorgeous National Park across the Pennines. For sweeping cliffs and romantic heather-covered hillsides, it’s just got to be the Peaks! Cyclists, climbers and avid walkers – this one’s for you, as you’ll find plenty of challenges here.
🚗 Distance from London: 3 hours
5. The New Forest
Fancy wandering through the woods? Take a trip to the New Forest National Park. Alongside rambles through the forest you can also check out the National Motor Museum, or admire the beautiful flowers in Exbury Gardens.
🚗 Drive time from London: 2 hours 15 minutes
6. Durdle Door
If you’re after more iconic snapshots of the British coastline then you’ve got to pay a visit to Durdle Door. The magnificent limestone arch is located on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, and it really is a lovely sight. You can take a paddleboat out around Lulworth Cove, settle down on the small beach, or go on a sunny coastal walk all while enjoying breathtaking views.
🚗 Drive time from London: 4 hours and 30 minutes
7. Scottish Highlands
If you’re up for a longer road trip, why not head way, way up north to the Scottish Highlands? You’ll find ancient castles, rushing waterfalls, and hidden lochs galore! Go looking for Nessie, hire a canoe and hit the water, or just meander the moody hills and valleys in search of some of those adorable Highland cows.
🚗 Drive time from London: 9 hours to Fort William
If you’re tempted to take a trip to one of these lovely holiday spots, book your Zipcar now. With fuel, Congestion Charge and insurance all included in your fare, it is so convenient. Just book and unlock your Zipcar via the app, find the keys in the glovebox and hit the road!