With a history spanning almost two centuries, Leicester is one of England’s oldest cities. Its bustling 800-year-old market is one of the biggest in Europe, the wonderful Old Town is a place filled with many boutiques and eateries, whilst places like the Jewry Wall Museum paint a picture of Roman Leicester. Another great thing about this East Midland city is that you’re always a short drive away from beautiful countryside, where you can hike through beautiful wilderness and take in some fresh air. Access more of beautiful Leicestershire by renting an Enterprise car today.
If you’re flying into East Midlands Airport, you can find our branch in the car rental village, accessible by a shuttle bus service that comes every ten minutes. The airport is a 30 minute drive away via the M1 motorway. You can also find us in our Leicester city center branch on Loughborough Road and in our South Leicester branch on Lutterworth Road.
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when renting a vehicle are a valid drivers license, 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 renting here.
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your rental. 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 rental insurance page for further details.
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may rent 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 renting a vehicle here.
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 rental driving license requirements here.
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Whether you’re after historical landmarks that tell stories spanning two centuries, or you’re hungry for some British classics, Leicester has plenty to offer as one of the oldest cities in England. You can find remains of the Roman city in the Abbey Pumping Station Museum, notably pieces of Roman water pipes, or remains of 2nd century Roman baths in the Jewry Wall Museum. A short walk away, you will find the 11th century motte of Leicester Castle and its Turret Gateway. You can also find out the bizarre story behind the remains of King Richard III – the last English king killed in battle. His skeleton was discovered under the choir of a church in 2012 and the King Richard III Visitor Center is a place dedicated to his story. For those who love pondering about interstellar travel, the National Space Center is a great day out. If you feel peckish and want to taste an absolute British classic, Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe is one of the oldest remaining bakers of the pork pie and even hosts history lessons about the treat.
Leicester is also surrounded by the beautiful East Midlands countryside, filled with places where you can rest after experiencing the lively city. One of the most popular places to visit for great views of Leicester is Bradgate Park. Its 830 acres of parkland with streams, a reservoir, a beautiful folly named Old John Tower and roaming deer. The park is also home to Bradgate House, a 16th century brick great house that is believed to be the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey. If you want to see over 1000 animals including some endangered species, the Twycross Zoo is a 45-minute drive from the center of Leicester and it’s a great day out. On the way to the zoo, you can also stop off in Desford to visit Tropical Birdland – a place where you can get up close and personal with a wide range of exotic birds. For active days out, you can visit Wistow Maze famed for its varied layouts that make up pictures when viewed from the sky, drive down to Rutland Water for a plethora of water sports or take a go-kart for a spin at Stretton Circuit. No matter what your plans are for Leicester, an Enterprise rental can get you there quickly and comfortably, so get a quote above and make your trips an even more relaxing experience.
When driving around Leicester and the surrounding area, there a few key things to remember: