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Weird and Wonderful Places to Explore in the UK

The UK is a melting pot of cultures. Being such a wonderfully diverse country with over a millennium of history, it comes as no surprise that there are some incredible activities to partake in during your visit.

Avis Prestige has put together a list of some of the strangest, but most exciting locations for you to visit in Great Britain. Whether you plan on finding a hidden gem in one of our major cities, or enjoy discovering the unknown in more rural locations, there’s somewhere weirdly wonderful for you to explore.

God’s Own Junkyard – Walthamstow, London

Light up your trip to London with a visit to God’s Own Junkyard. This neon wonderland is a psychedelic paradise of vintage signs and world-famous cinematic props, all tucked away in an unassuming warehouse in Walthamstow, London.

Lose yourself for hours in this beautiful display of obscure lighting that leaves you wondering whether you’ve travelled far into the future, or if you’ve gone back to the 80s. With the on-site Rolling Scones café, you can experience a real rock ‘n’ roll day in the birthplace of all things punk.

Hire a swift hybrid for easy city driving and make the most of the abstract attractions that London has to offer.

Sherborne Wharf Heritage Narrowboats – City Centre, Birmingham

Did you know Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice? There are around 35 miles of waterways, many of which are in constant use!

With guided tours starting from the city centre, the Sherborne Wharf Heritage Narrowboats offer 3 individual tours where you can enjoy an afternoon cruising on a luxury canal boat, taking in the beauty and rich history that Birmingham has to offer.

Collect your luxury vehicle direct from our Birmingham Airport pick-up point and enjoy your trip to England in style.

The Washhouse – Manchester

As we have officially entered the roaring 20s, it’s only right to add a criminally classic speakeasy to our list of weird and wonderful places to visit during your trip to the UK.

Hidden in plain sight, disguised as a modest laundrette, The Washhouse may be one of Manchester’s best kept secrets! Behind the brick walls of this seemingly ‘normal’ establishment lies a contemporary, modern-day speakeasy that adds a quintessentially British twist to the infamous underground lifestyle of 1920s America.

Access is only granted to those who know the codeword, so be sure to make a reservation in advance so you can gain entry to this hidden gem.

With two collection points in Manchester, you’ll be free to explore this beautiful city in no time. View our fleet and find the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Dinosaur Footprints – The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Did you know Scotland was once home to Dinosaurs and Jurassic animals alike? A road trip to Corran Beach on the Isle of Skye will present you with prints dating back approximately 165 million years! Discover Scotland through the eyes of these magnificent beasts.

The Isle of Skye is home to some of the most unusual landscapes in the world. After visiting the dinosaur footprints, why not take a hike to the Old Man Storr and capture the breath-taking views. These ancient rock formations defy gravity as they proudly perch atop the Trotternish peninsula. 

Hire a luxury 4x4 from our Inverness Airport Collection point and enjoy your road trip through Scotland in ultimate style.

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