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Spooky Places to Explore in the UK

If you’re planning on a half term getaway which just so happens to coincide with Halloween, make sure you avoid any ‘tricks’ and instead ‘treat’ yourself to luxury car hire from Avis Prestige. This autumn take a deep breath, pick up your luxury hire car and head out to explore the eerie sights and sounds of the UK…

The Tower of London

Famous of course for holding the Crown Jewels, the Tower of London is also famous for its ghost stories. Said to be residence to a host of spirits from Anne Boleyn, who was executed here in 1536, to a huge grizzly bear who likes to surprise visitors (the site was once home to the Royal Menagerie), the Tower of London is the perfect spot to enjoy the rich history of the country – with the added bonus of some spooky goings on!

National Trust Properties

The National Trust is home to some astonishing houses, and with such incredible history encompassing these properties, it’s no wonder that they hold more than just antiques and tales of old. Whether it’s peculiar sensations, strange sightings, or unusual events, even reports of dogs refusing to walk in certain areas - these houses have reported every experience possible! Take a look at the National Trust’s own list of their most haunted locations in the UK, picking one which coincides with your travels around the country and see whether it lives up to the supernatural hype.

Pendle Hill

If you want to head out and enjoy the stunning British landscape this autumn, make sure a route via the Pennines’ Pendle Hill is on your itinerary. Once dominating the east Lancashire horizon across free-roaming wild boar and wolves, this beautiful spot now overlooks small hamlets and farms in rural Lancashire – but it has a dark past. In 1612, Pendle Hill saw 10 local people, known as the Pendle Witches, executed and buried here after being accused of witchcraft. To this day, the area is enveloped in stories of mysterious dark witches who roam the area.

Alnwick Poison Garden

If ghostly happenings aren’t your thing, what about a garden dedicated to the weird and wonderful toxic and narcotic plants from around the world? The Alnwick Garden is home to a special selection of unassuming plants held behind iron gates, only available to visit on guided tours. Don’t dare touch, taste, sniff or even step too close to any of these 100 mysterious species held in the beautiful gardens in Northumberland, as your guide explains just how dangerous these incredibly eerie flora are.

Environmentally Friendly Car Hire from Avis Prestige

If you’re thinking about which car would suit your trip, then why not take a look at our selection of hybrid and electric car hire options. Some could even say with their silent running engines, they’re ghostly!

At Avis Prestige we are proud to provide our customers with luxury car hire, which is also eco-friendly, currently holding the hybrid Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription, hybrid Range Rover Evoque P300e R-Dynamic HSE and all-electric Jaguar I-Pace 400S HSE on fleet.

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

The Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription is a seven-seat plug-in hybrid luxury SUV which runs in hybrid mode by default, automatically managing the energy stored in the battery to recharge through both engine and road braking. Boasting an impressive 320bhp from the 2litre turbocharged petrol engine and an 87bhp electric motor, this is no sluggish 4x4; with a combined output of 376bhp and a 0-60mph time of just 5.3 seconds, your preconceptions of hybrid car hire will be a distant memory in your rear-view mirror.

Land Rover Evoque P300e R-Dynamic HSE

Land Rover’s pint-sized luxury 4x4, the Evoque, has also had the hybrid treatment with the Evoque P300e R-Dynamic HSE model. Featuring rear headroom spacious enough for adults, a spacious boot and a 300bhp hybrid petrol engine, this hybrid hire car ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a compact car with a comfortable and spacious interior and enough power to cruise both motorways and country lanes.

Jaguar I-Pace 400S HSE

The final addition to our environmentally friendly fleet is our fully electric hire car, the Jaguar I-Pace 400S HSE. Powered by two electric motors and all-wheel-drive technology, this electric car with sporty credentials cruises from 0-60mph in a staggering 4.5 seconds. A true performance SUV, the Jaguar comes equipped with enough equipment to keep everyone entertained and comfortable on the road, from its high-definition driver display to its Adaptive Surface Response technology.

Luxury Hybrid and Electric Car Hire from Avis Prestige

Whichever spooky spectacle you plan on exploring this Autumn, Avis Prestige have a luxury car suited to your trip. With a long list of customer benefits including a free additional driver and fully comprehensive insurance as standard, Avis Prestige are the experts when it comes to luxury car hire in the UK, and we are thrilled to include both electric car hire and hybrid car hire as a part of our premium service. Contact our reservations team today to book your perfect hire car today, or book online.