Car Hire Leeds
Book a cheap car rental with Budget for a hassle free tour of sights and attractions of the Leeds city centre
The city of Leeds has not always been known as Leeds – in the distant past not long after the Romans left England, the city was in fact a small sized town of no particular significance, and was known by a slightly different name, “Loidis”. Over time, this small town has grown enormously to become one of the most influential urban centres in the north of England.
It occupies a very advantageous location that makes it not only an interesting historical northern city, but also an ideal place to explore the rest of the North from.
Leeds is positioned in the very central part of the North, somewhat further north than Manchester and with the west and eastern coastal areas approximately equal distance from either side of the city. Consequently, many different cities and areas in the North can be reached with only an hour or two of travel at the most, so a holiday in Leeds can encompass visits to many of the most significant areas of the North. Using our car hire service means you can see the best of this beautiful area in comfort and style.
For example, visitors can enjoy the city centre of Leeds on one day, and on the next, (or even on the same day!), they can be in Liverpool exploring the history of the pop music scene. Nearby city York is an especially accessible location to visit, and features plenty of historical interest thanks to its long history that goes all the way back to the roman times. There are several superb museums, including the famed York Railway Museum, where many iconic locomotives and rolling stock, such as Royal Carriages, can be viewed at first hand.
The climate of Leeds is certainly typical of the North. It is mostly temperate, so it does not reach particularly high or low temperatures. In any case, all car rental supplied by Budget are modern and equipped with up to date heating and air conditioning systems, so you need not worry about being left out in the cold while sightseeing in Leeds.
Driving in Leeds
Leeds is a very convenient city for car rental drivers. As well as being close to many other interesting locations in the North, it also boasts plenty of interest and opportunities of its own that make driving around a must. One of the best things to do in Leeds is to indulge in shopping – the centre of Leeds features many prominent shopping centres where consumers may find all sorts of rare and interesting goods from clothes to antiques.
The city is also a good place to spend the evening after a day out, as there is a popular nightlife scene especially ideal for music lovers, thanks to the large number of prominent bands and gigs that come to Leeds, and the eating choices are also top quality. Overall, heading over to the city centre is sure to turn up some things of interest for anyone.
For lovers of art there are a number of annual and regular events such as the West Indian Carnival that celebrates the diversity of culture in the city, as well as stalwart standbys such as the Leeds Art Gallery that offers high brow exhibits for connoisseurs. In a nod to the rich history of this city, there are also many historical museums, such as the Royal Armouries museum. Insight into royal life can be found at Harewood House, a royal residence that is the home of one of the Queen's cousins and open to the public.
Now that you’ve learned more about why Leeds is a great place to explore, use the form on the left, and arrange a cheap car hire to begin planning your visit.
Budget rent a car Leeds city centre
City Centre - Hunslett Trading Estate
Unit 8 Severn Way
Telephone: +44 (0)1132 721177
Airport station in Leeds:
Leeds Bradford Airport
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