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Driving in England

Speed Limits
Motorways: 70 mph
Open Roads: 50/60mph
Urban Areas: 20/30 mph

Minimum Driver age: 17

Minimum Driver age for Rentals: 18

Required equipment for your car: N/A

Seatbelts: Compulsory for both front and rear-seat passengers

General driving information:

When driving in England remember that we drive on the left.

England now is awash with speed cameras, both static and mobile so to avoid a fine drive within the UK's speed limits.

In England it is illegal to use a mobile/cell phone whilst driving unless you are using a hands free kit or bluetooth attachment.

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Looking at England from above you will see that it is a patchwork of villages, towns and cities, amongst vast areas of countryside. England has much to offer where you can explore cosy villages, medieval castles, stately homes and gardens or venture further back in time with many remnants of Roman Britain or the famous ancient stone circles like Stonehenge.

Those looking more for a beach holiday need to venture to either the South coast offering resorts like Brighton, Bournemouth and Torquay, to those on the east coast including Great Yarmouth. A trip to the Devon and Cornwall coast is a must for a taste of the real West Country.

London is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. History, culture and its shops, museums and tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Palace of Westminster with Big Ben are all fairly close in traveling terms. The Congestion Charge for driving in London applies to vehicles within the zone between the hours of 07:00hrs and 18:30hrs, Monday to Friday. For further details go to - CCLONDON

Venture out of London there are many other cities of note including Bath, Liverpool and York. For a look at the wonderful English countryside you could visit the Peak District, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Moors. For some chocolate box sights you would do well to take a visit to the Cotwolds and then on to neighbouring Oxfordshire for its palace at Blenheim and the university town of Oxford.

Dates for Your Diary

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

This world-famous opera festival in Lewes near Brighton runs with a variety of operas between mid May - End August. Not suitable for children under 8.

Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower show in London has now been extended a further day and now lasts 24 - 28 May. See and smell the finest collection of flowers and shrubs in the world and look at the show gardens designed by leading garden designers.

Trooping the Colour

The Queen's sovereign birthday is in June each year. In celebration the trooping the colour takes place in Whitehall London During the ceremony, The Queen is greeted by a Royal salute and carries out an inspection of the troops. The massed bands perform a musical 'troop', and the Foot Guards and the Household Cavalry then march past The Queen who then travels back to the palace by carriage.

Cowes Week - Isle of Wight

This is the world's leading regatta event with over 1,000 yachts and 8,000 competitors. The 8 day event includes racing on the solent and on the land live bands and an enormous firworks display at the close.