Without a doubt, autumn is one of the most magical times of year to visit the UK. Forests and woodlands come alive with rich tones of reds, golds, and russets, providing sweeping vistas and breathtaking views.
With fewer crowds, mild weather and stunning foliage, autumn is the best season to travel.
Get outside of the busy city and experience autumn this year in your prestige hire car. Our range of prestige cars are chosen for their reputation and status and regardless of the vehicle you choose, you will be rewarded with comfort, style and performance. Hire a luxury car from any major UK airport or city and set out to explore the changing landscape today!
Here are our top five places to visit to see the beautiful foliage this autumn:
The perfect day trip from Edinburgh at just a little over an hour’s drive away, Perthshire Scotland is also known as Big Tree Country. With over 200,000 acres of woodlands to explore and more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK, Perthshire lives up to its name. Autumn is a spectacular time to visit as you will be rewarded with dramatic panoramic views of woodlands, forests and waterfalls. Visit Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, woodlands offering beautiful nature trails and a 19th-century cliffside tower to take in the view. Enjoy a stroll around giant redwoods and Noble Firs, a tranquil haven for both people and wildlife.
Two hours outside of London, explore Thretford Forest and the East Anglian region. This man-made forest, created in the aftermath of World War I to provide a reserve of timber, straddles the border between Norfolk and Suffolk and is the largest lowland pine forest, covering 500,000 acres. Its abundance of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide an ideal setting for a day with plenty of hiking and walking routes for everyone to enjoy.
Providing respite for busy Londoners and tourists alike, Richmond Park is three times the size of New York’s Central Park. During autumn, the leaves of the park’s ancient oaks are tinged a deep glowing orange. Not to be missed are the residents of Richmond Park, over 600 red and fallow deer that roam free. Explore the park during the early morning hours and enjoy a peaceful walk in the heart of the city.
One of the few ancient forests left in the UK, the Forest of Dean comes alive in the autumn with its patchwork of oak, beech, sweet chestnut and larch trees. Hire a car at Birmingham airport and be in the beautiful forest in less than two hours. The autumnal colours make this one of the most popular outdoor destinations to visit in the UK! The roads throughout the forest are easily navigable by car or step outside and explore the miles of tracks and footpaths, gathering chestnuts whilst walking.
Created as a hunting ground for William the Conqueror in 1079, the New Forest is ablaze with colour in autumn. Full of birch, beech and oak trees, some up to 800 years old, the New Forest attracts visitors from around the world. Look out for New Forest pigs, as during the autumn months, it’s not uncommon to see them roaming the forest floor eating fallen acorns, chestnuts and fruit in an age-old tradition known as Pannage. Only two hours outside of London, it’s a great place to spend the day on a sunny autumn day, visit the many picturesque villages for lunch.
Autumn is a spectacular season to explore the UK along scenic roads, through picturesque villages and into enchanted forests. With fewer crowds, lower prices and mild weather, it is the ideal time to hire a luxury car and travel. Hire your rental car directly from our site, call or send an enquiry and our dedicated, friendly team will be happy to assist you to find the perfect vehicle for your next visit to the UK.