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Brecon Beacons car hire

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Top tips for hiring a car in Brecon Beacons

  • If you plan to drive around the main roads and highways and explore the popular attractions in the Brecon Beacons, a standard car or intermediate SUV should suffice. Standard cars offer good fuel economy and are easy to handle on the roads in the area. On the other hand, if you plan to do some more off-road exploring or want to take a drive on the unmade tracks in the National Park, a 4x4 SUV or a more rugged off-road vehicle may be a better choice. These vehicles have higher ground clearance and better 4-wheel drive capability, which can be useful when tackling steep slopes or muddy roads.
  • It is best to avoid alcohol altogether before operating a Brecon Beacons car hire, as even small amounts can impair your judgement and reaction times. The drink-driving laws in the Brecon Beacons are very strict, and it is illegal to operate any kind of motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The legal alcohol limit for drivers in the city is 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, which also translates to 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
  • When driving in the Brecon Beacons, there are a few important roads that you may encounter. The A470 is the main road running north-south through the Brecon Beacons National Park, while the A40 runs east to west through the southern part of the National Park, connecting Abergavenny to Brecon and passing through Crickhowell and Talgarth. It's a good idea to have a physical map, or GPS system, to help navigate the roads and ensure you don’t get lost as, in some areas, the mobile signal may be weak.
  • The Brecon Beacons have strict laws and guidelines regarding child safety in vehicles and public places. Children under 135 cm tall or 12 years old must use a child car seat appropriate for their weight and height. The type of car seat depends on the age and weight of the child and must meet EU safety standards. You can hire a child car seat from car hire companies in the region or bring your own.
  • Book your car hire in Brecon Beacons at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Brecon Beacons are around 73% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Brecon Beacons

  • What is the most popular car hire in Brecon Beacons?

    Economy (Hyundai i20 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Brecon Beacons.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Brecon Beacons?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I hire a car in the Brecon Beacons?

    Yes. Hiring a car in the Brecon Beacons gives you the freedom to explore the region on your own schedule and make spontaneous stops or detours. You can also avoid crowded or limited public transportation options. In addition, the Brecon Beacons are known for their stunning natural landscapes, which are best enjoyed by driving along scenic routes such as the A470 or A4067. Some of the most popular attractions in the Brecon Beacons that are easily accessible by car include Pen y Fan Peak, Waterfall Country, and Tretower Court.

  • What is driving like in the Brecon Beacons?

    The Brecon Beacons cover a large, rural region, which may have less traffic and fewer junctions than busy urban areas. However, the roads may also be narrow and winding, especially around steep hills and valleys, which may require more cautious and slower driving. Drivers may also encounter sheep and other livestock on the roads, so it is important to be mindful of the surroundings. The road quality will vary depending on where you drive. Some main roads may be well maintained, while some smaller roads may be less smooth, especially near farms and villages. Drivers are encouraged to drive carefully to avoid any damage to their hired cars.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in the Brecon Beacons?

    The minimum age requirement for hiring a car in the Brecon Beacons varies depending on the car hire company and the type of vehicle you wish to hire. In general, most car hire companies require the driver to be 21 years or older and to have a valid driving licence that has been active for at least one or two years. Some companies may impose higher age limits, such as 25 years old or above, for certain vehicle categories, such as sports cars or premium models. Additionally, some car hire companies may charge extra fees or impose stricter conditions for drivers under a certain age, typically 25 or 23 years old.

Car hire locations in Brecon Beacons

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    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Brecon Beacons

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