If your trip to Shrewsbury is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.Plan a stop at The Quarry Park. It’s one sight you’ll find on many visitors’ to-do lists. If you still have some room on your schedule, Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey will keep you on the go as well.
Discover the delights of nearby Taylor’s Bank. What’s 60 miles when you have your own rental car? The road trip there is half the fun! See the best sights beginning with Splash World, Formby Beach and Royal Birkdale Golf Club. Located 60 miles away, Traeth y Gogledd - North Beach is another popular option. If you drop by, be sure to check out Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth Castle.
If you want to get out and mix with new people, participating in an event at The International Centre is an excellent idea. You’ll find it 13 miles from Shrewsbury, so browse the calendar of events and see what appeals.
Having your own ride in Shrewsbury will give you the freedom to squeeze in as many attractions as you can. Maybe you’d like to head out of the city, hit the country roads, and see where the wind takes you. If so, collect the keys to one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and take a look at the rolling hills in the surrounding area. If you just want to experience city life, take to the wheel of something small. Getting around bustling streets and heavy traffic will be a lot easier with a compact or mini car.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s an impressive variety of luxury vehicles to rent in Shrewsbury. What you go for is largely dependent on how much you’re willing to spend and what you’re planning to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not pick an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a flashy mid-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you just need a car to get you from A to B at the cheapest price possible, go for a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
In Shrewsbury, you’ll be driving on the left-hand side of the road. This means the driver’s seat is on the right-hand side. If you’ve rented a ride with a manual transmission, you’ll need to get used to shifting gears with your left hand.
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Shrewsbury, though it can be difficult to nab a spot in the busiest streets. Staying at a hotel that has parking included will make things easier.
As with most places, the roads are usually busier in the rush hours before and after work. However, with a population of around 71,700, traffic isn’t a huge concern in Shrewsbury.
While motoring around the streets of Shrewsbury, keep in mind that the speed limits typically range from 30mph to 70mph. Residential zones are 30mph unless otherwise signed.
Generally, your rental car company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Alternatively, they may share your information with local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then issue a fine straight to you.
As in many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while behind the wheel in Shrewsbury. However, there is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just remember to stay focused on the road.
When operating a vehicle in Shrewsbury, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.08%. Thinking of having a glass or two of wine over lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
No, it’s not. In Shrewsbury, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When approaching traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Seat belts are required in Shropshire. However, the rules may vary for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.