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Dorset Guide

Dorset is a county located in the South West of England and sits on the coast of the English Channel. Dorchester is the county town and is located towards the south of the county. Dorset is bordered by Hampshire to the east, Wiltshire to the northeast, Somerset to the northwest and Devon to the west. Car hire in Dorset is an easy way to experience the county at your own pace.

The county of Dorset is an of great beauty. The scenery around here is simply breathtaking. The coastline of Dorset offers some of the best golden beaches in the British Isles. Lyme Regis in the west is a must visit with car rental in Dorset, as well as Christchurch which is found in the east.

Begin your journey along the coast at Poole Harbour, which is often argued to be the world's biggest natural harbour. There are great countryside parks and reserves here. Driving to the west, stop to visit the pebble beach of Chesil Bank, starting from Weymouth to Bridgeport.

The great thing about Dorset is the variety of natural scenery. While there are beautiful coastal areas, there are also examples of the rich history of the area. The countryside and rural villages of Dorset provide a lovely backdrop to the county. The unspoilt surroundings and different attractions continue to bring in visitors from all over.

There are some great museums in Dorset such as the Tank Museum in Bovington and the Russell Cotes Museum and Art Gallery in Bournemouth. Visit the country houses of the area as well as the important historical sites. With cheap car hire in Dorset visit Europe's biggest leisure complex. Tower Park has swimming pools, bowling alleys, cinemas and more.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).