Driving in North Wales is the same as you will be used to from driving in the rest of the United Kingdom, with left side of the road driving and the steering wheel on the right side of the car. Speed limits are the same as the rest of the country too, so you are allowed to go as fast as 30mph in urban areas, 60mph in rural areas, and 70mph on motorways. If you are in a built-up residential area look out for signs that will indicate for you to not go any faster than 20mph.
You should hire a car in Northern Wales as it enables you to explore this magnificent part of Britain at your will, without having to rely on the schedule of other modes of transport such as buses or trains. For example, if you are in Wrexham and you want to visit the mountains in Snowdonia National Park, then you would be able to do so in about 1h 10min by car. It would take much longer to do this journey if you were relying on a train or bus service. In addition, a taxi service there and back would not be a cost-efficient way to travel.
You need to ensure that you are of a suitable age to hire a car in North Wales before you do so, so it’s advised that you check each individual company’s age restrictions before you arrive, to ensure you meet the requirements. In general, you need to be 21 years of age to hire a car in North Wales, with many companies also charging drivers that are younger than a certain age, such as 25, a surcharge to hire a car too. Drivers who are not 25 may also find the selection of cars they can choose from is limited, as car hire companies restrict the usage of more powerful vehicles for younger drivers.
Mini (Volkswagen up! or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in North-Wales.
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