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Hiring a car in Suffolk will give you access to the coastline and wetlands as well as the inland areas, the market towns and villages and the larger county town of Ipswich and beyond. While all of these locations have local public transport, it would take a great deal of time and effort to reach them all via these modes of transport. On the way from the coast westward, you might want to go to Camel Park Oasis, a family-fun park where you can get up close to groups of camels, among many other things. You might want to venture onward then to the historic seat of Kentwell Hall and Gardens, before dinner in Ipswich. Doing all this in your hired car is a really comfortable way to easily see everything you desire.
While driving in Suffolk, you will experience good quality roads with not overly hurried traffic. Signposting is good and there are no motorways or tolls. Major A-roads dominate, with a latticework of smaller minor roads connecting more rural areas in the county. Suffolk is home to many wetlands and nature reserves, while The Sandlings, a strip of protected heathland, runs along almost the entire coastline.
In the UK, you need to be at least 21 to hire a car, and some companies prefer you to be 23. There will usually be a surcharge applied to each driver under the age of 25. Older drivers may also face a surcharge, particularly if they are over the age of 70. If you fall into this age category, it is sometimes helpful to carry a letter from your GP stating that you are fit to drive. Drivers from outside the UK won't need an international driving permit as long as their driving licence is written in a Latin script.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Suffolk.
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