Caledonian Classics is located in central Scotland, just 40 minutes from Edinburgh airport and one hour from Glasgow. Our nearest train stations are Stirling and Dunfermline, both fifteen minutes drive away.
Our home and base at Dollar in Clackmannanshire is also the site of our four star bed and breakfast business, Kennels Cottage. Staying with us can be the ideal start and end points for a touring holiday anywhere in Scotland, Some of the most open, drivable roads in the world, perfect for classic cars start right on our doorstep!
Whether you take the high road or the low road, the ease of driving in Scotland creates an opportunity for you to take one of our classic cars and see everything from ancient ruins and famous castles in Edinburgh, Stirling and Balmoral, to quaint east coast fishing villages, equally steeped in history.
From St Andrews, the home of golf, head north through atmospheric glens where battles were fought to snow capped mountain ranges and famous lochs. Or travel to the pretty west coast and its islands you have heard about in ancient songs such as Mull, Arran and Skye. And don´t forget the famous malt whisky trail!
Finally, on your travels take the time to enjoy splendid true Scottish food such as Loch Fyne oysters, mussels, langoustines and scallops, magnificent wild salmon and Aberdeen Angus beef.
Vintage Classics is located in Wiltshire, a beautiful part of the West Country on the southern edge of the idyllic Cotswolds, close to the beautiful and historic Georgian City of Bath and within easy reach of Somerset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Dorset.
Just ten miles from Junction 17 of the M4 Motorway and a little over an hour from London Paddington, Vintage Classics is close to countryside designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and we have three world heritage sites on our doorstep. Furthermore, there are many fine hotels and B&Bs in the region.
Marvel at the gloriously quintessential English countryside at its very best and explore it by taking a leisurely drive in one of our splendid classic cars.
Take in the scenic views at Cheddar Gorge or the ancient stones of Stonehenge and Avebury. Visit the mystical Tor at Glastonbury and maybe stop in a picturesque Cotswold village for a cream tea.
A visit to Wiltshire should also include the National Trust villages of Lacock and Castle Combe used by many film and TV productions including Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and the BBC drama, Cranford.
Spoil your partner with one of our romantic break packages, or stay on a working farm and enjoy a real farmhouse breakfast, or how about an excellent B&B in Lacock, situated just a short stroll from several fine pubs and restaurants.
Vintage Classics can offer you an outstanding location, superb classics cars and an experience to remember forever.
Northumbria Classics are based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, close to the picturesque counties of Northumberland and Durham. Easily accessible via the A1 M motorway, by train to Newcastle Central or plane to Newcastle International Airport. If you are a visitor from Scandinavia/Holland/Belgium/Germany we are located just 10 miles from North Shields DFDS ferry service (Imjuiden- Amsterdam).
We have a superb range of classic cars for self-drive hire and film/studio work. Northumberland is the northernmost county in England and the most remote. The country lanes and B roads take you back to driving in the 1950s, with very little traffic amidst beautiful and varied scenery.
The attractions are many and varied: Lindisfarne, Hadrian’s Wall, 30 miles of beautiful coastline, and more castles than any other county in England including Alnwick, Bamburgh, Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Chillingham.
Only just over an hour from the Scottish Border region driving through the Cheviots and Northumberland National Park.
Durham city, to the south is dominated by the magnificent Norman cathedral and is the gateway to the Durham Dales and the North Pennine National Park. We are within 30 minutes of The Beamish museum which hosts many historic vehicle events.
Whether you want to enjoy the fantastic countryside or coastline, plan a trip from Castle to Castle, or visit the many country houses and villages then Northumbria Classic Car hire can help you ensure you have a memorable time in one of our superb classics.
Portsmouth is one of the world´s best known ports, its history can be traced to Roman times and has been a significant Royal Navy dockyard and base for centuries. famously notable for the sinking of the carrack Mary Rose and witnessed by King Henry VIII of England from Southsea Castle.
Portsmouth was the most heavily fortified city in the world, and was considered "the world´s greatest naval port" at the height of the British Empire throughout Pax Britannica. By 1859, a ring of defensive land and sea forts, known as the Palmerston Forts had been built around Portsmouth in anticipation of an invasion from continental Europe.
In the 20th century, Portsmouth achieved city status on 21 April 1926. During the Second World War, the city was a pivotal embarkation point for the D-Day landings and was bombed extensively in the Portsmouth Blitz, which resulted in the deaths of 930 people. In 1982.
The naval base also contains the National Museum of the Royal Navy and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard; which has a collection of historic warships, including the Mary Rose, Lord Nelson´s flagship, HMS Victory (the world´s oldest naval ship still in commission), and HMS Warrior, the Royal Navy´s first ironclad warship.
The former HMS Vernon shore establishment has been redeveloped into a large retail outlet destination known as Gunwharf Quays which opened in 2001. Portsmouth is among the few British cities with two cathedrals: the Anglican Cathedral of St Thomas and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. The waterfront and Portsmouth Harbour are dominated by the Spinnaker Tower, one of the United Kingdom´s tallest structures at 560 feet (170 m).
Southsea is Portsmouth´s seaside resort, which was named after Southsea Castle. Southsea has two piers; Clarence Pier amusement park and South Parade Pier. The world´s only regular hovercraft service operates from Southsea Hoverport to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Southsea Common is a large open-air public recreation space which serves as a venue for a wide variety of annual events.
Portsmouth is the birthplace of notable people such as author Charles Dickens, engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, former Prime Minister James Callaghan, actor Peter Sellers and author-journalist Christopher Hitchens.