Well it’s been a good ride. It’s nearly that time of year again where we wave goodbye to summer and hello to wet days and cold nights and icy roads (at least that gives you an excuse to rent a 4×4). On the plus side, you could hire a supercar for the last bank holiday weekend of the year coming up in the UK – so make it count!
Here at iSuperdrive we can think of no better time to rent a luxury or supercar in London and then hit the open road and experience somewhere new. England has a whole host of different hot spots, from quant villages to bustling towns. Don’t forget that the most enjoyable part of renting one of these prestigious vehicles is actually driving them. With that in mind we suggest you hire out one of our cars in London, and use this as your base to experience the different locations. This will give you a good balance of picturesque views and quality driving time.
We’ve done the hard work for you and found the most interesting places for you to visit over the bank holiday weekend.
Here are the 3 best places to visit in the UK over the bank holiday weekend, and the supercars you should experience them in:
Hire a supercar and drive from London to Oxford
The first location on our list is Oxford, the county town of Oxfordshire. The city itself is probably most well known for being one of the most prestigious centres of learning in the world. Also known as The City of Dreaming Spires, most visitors come to marvel at its architecture and the University, which has welcome scholars for 900 years.
Top places to drive near Oxford:
- Blenheim Palace – A monumental palace with more than 2,000 acres of parkland and gardens, is less than 11 miles away (and also happens to be the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill).
- The Cotswolds – A bit further afield you have The Cotswolds, a range of rolling hills which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames. The drive itself is all part of the experience here and exploring all of the surrounding towns could fill a whole day.
- Bicester Village – Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside is this relaxed shopping haven. There’s so much to enjoy here, whether it’s browsing prestigious boutiques or sampling fine food and drink in the Village’s cafés and restaurants.
Rent a Jaguar for the authentic Oxford experience
To stay true to the traditional essence of Oxford, we suggest following in the footsteps of Morse, the famous TV inspector who solved crimes in the city, who drove a Jaguar. A historic city like this is best seen from a position of executive comfort, and so the Jaguar XFR is our vehicle of choice.
Rent a supercar and make your way to York from London
Few cities in the world can rival our second location for history and character. York, one of the oldest cities in the UK, has a fascinating past dating back 2,000 years. Roman emperors were crowned here, William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace’s head was displayed on its battlements and cannonball scars from the English civil war plague its stonework. It is for this reason that every turn seems to reveal another historic site or lovely view. This British heritage city is the perfect base for exploring the wider Yorkshire area from the comfort of a supercar.
Top places to drive near York:
- The Yorkshire Moors – There’s nowhere else quite like the moors. A landscape of stunning moorland, ancient abbeys and picturesque villages live side by side in perfect harmony. It’s a living breathing scene that will take your breath away and implore you to fully discover its secrets.
- Haworth – This scenic, little village in West Yorkshire was home of the Bronte sisters, and is where writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne lived with their brother Branwell. Much of their writings were conceived here including Wuthering Heights, which is set on the surrounding brooding Yorkshire moors.
- Way of the Roses cycle route – If you’re feeling energetic, you can park your rented car and hire a bike instead to explore parts of one of Britain’s best ‘coast-to-coast’ routes. The entire route is some 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington.
Hire a McLaren for a truly English drive around York
With so much to see and do around York, you’ll want to be able to drive from place to place as quickly and comfortably as possible. We recommend renting out the technically magnificent McLaren 12C, a beautiful car in which you can explore the beautiful Yorkshire landscape.
Rent a supercar and drive from London to Cambridge
Located 60 miles north of London, Cambridge is most famous for its world renowned university. However, there is much more in the city to see and do than just visiting the historic educational grounds. Whether you are hiring a punt to gently make your way down the River Cam, meandering through the stunning Botanic Gardens or visiting one of the city’s historic museums, there will be something to entertain everyone. However, the real adventure starts when you leave the confines of the city, and drive out to one of the following destinations.
Top Places to drive near Cambridge:
- Ely – The historic city of Ely, located a short 30-minute drive north of Cambridge, is home to one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England. The stained glass windows and gorgeous architecture are well worth the drive alone, and the little towns that you will visit en route are a welcome bonus to the journey.
- St. Ives – St Ives is a wonderful riverside town, tourist centre and thriving community. Located just 12miles from Cambridge on the banks of the river Great Ouse, the town retains its original character in the old architecture of its buildings as well as through regular markets – with the bank holiday markets being extremely popular .
- West Suffolk – Relax, put the top down and breath in the English countryside while you discover the towns and villages in West Suffolk, complete with chocolate box cottages and the obligatory stop at an English country pub.
Rent an Aston Martin for a classy visit to Cambridge
Having a supercar at your disposal will greatly enhance your Cambridge experience, enabling you to fully explore the beautiful countryside of these eastern counties. You’ll want a car that is quick, comfortable but also retains a touch of that English, Cambridge class; so we recommend hiring an Aston Martin DB9, which ticks all of the boxes.