Located in central England, Wakefield began life as a small settlement as far back as the 5th century. The town began to see rapid growth in the middle ages, developing into the vibrant country centre it is today. With excellent highways connecting Wakefield to nearby cities such as York and Leeds, its no wonder more and more travellers are choosing it as their place to stay while exploring the area with their rental car. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Wakefield is both easy and economical.
You can collect your rental car at any one of the major towns and cities in the UK and drive to Wakefield, or alternatively collect your car on arrival, and be on your way to see the sights. Once you are on your way, why not begin with a visit to one of the oldest and grandest buildings in the area, Wakefield Cathedral. Drive your hire car into the centre of town, and spend some time exploring the cathedral, which was built during the 15th century and is an icon of the city today.
A town of wealthy cotton and fabric producers for hundreds of years, the legacy of the early business pioneers in Wakefield is still evident to this day. Grand mansions and lush gardens can be found throughout the area, with one notable example open to visitors and used for weddings and events. Jump in your rental car and head southeast from the town centre, and visit the Nostell Priory, a mansion built in the 1700s. Set on an estate covering 300 acres, the manor is surrounded by colourful gardens, woods, lush green fields and a lake. A unique view into the luxurious life of the wealthy who lived here hundreds of years ago.
For a splash of modern culture, drive your rental car a short distance southwest from the town centre, and spend some time exploring the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. One of the first permanent outdoor sculpture parks in the UK, here you can view stunning works of art in a beautiful natural setting of rolling green hills, a perfect day out for lovers of art and the outdoors.
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