If your trip to Chelmsford is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.Plan a stop at Hylands House and Park. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on most visitors’ to-do lists. If you still have space on that travel schedule, Bond Street and Chelmsford Cathedral will keep you entertained too.
Put a few more miles on that rental car and head 55 miles to Abbot’s Cliff Beach. Dover Castle is just one of the top attractions to swing by. Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal is also a popular stop.
No matter the weather forecast, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of some of the awesome beaches near Chelmsford from the comfort and freedom of your own rental car. When you get near the ocean, keep an eye out for seagulls swooping over these beautiful stretches of coastline:
Bell Wharf Beach (16 miles away).
Chalkwell Beach (16 miles away).
Three Shells Beach (17 miles away).
Some people find driving in big cities a bit tricky. But in a small ride like an economy or compact car, cruising around Chelmsford will be a snap. Prefer to spend your time exploring the surrounding rocky coastlines? Check out our selection of SUVs. With plenty of cargo space and more oomph under the hood, these bigger rides will make those long, scenic drives even more unforgettable. Crossing off all the experiences and attractions that Chelmsford is renowned for has never been easier with your own set of wheels.
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a huge range of both luxury and economy vehicles to rent in Chelmsford. What you opt for depends on how much you want to spend and what you’re planning to do. Specialty vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not pick an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps an upmarket medium-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you’re just after something to whiz around town in as efficiently as possible, we can help you out with a budget compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
Keep to the left-hand side of the road in Chelmsford. If you plan to get a rental car here, take note that the steering wheel will be on the right. It could take a bit to get the hang of!
Most of the time, finding a place to park in Chelmsford is easy. If you’re driving to one of the busier sights in town, it’s a smart idea to look at parking options before you go.
As with many cities, you can expect slightly heavier traffic in the early and late rush hours. However, with a population of around 111,500, traffic gridlock isn’t a big concern in Chelmsford.
The residential areas in the city of Chelmsford have a 30mph speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits usually range between 30mph and 70mph.
One of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the most common approach. Alternatively, it may forward your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued to you directly.
As is the case in many places, regular cell phone usage is not permitted while cruising around Chelmsford. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to stay focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Chelmsford is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night on the town, leave your wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
It’s a big no-no to turn at a red light in Chelmsford. If you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the light turns green.
Seat belts have to be worn in England. Having said that, these rules may differ for some vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.