Hello, We are driving the English countryside from the Cotswolds, where we check out to the North Lake District where we check into new lodging. Somewhere in between we will stop by three or four sites to tour. How safe is it to leave our luggage in the trunk? Should we skip seeing those sites and just head straight to our bed-and-breakfast to deposit our luggage? Thanks!
You will very likely have a hatchback that has a cover over the luggage area. Put you're things out of sight, lock the car, and go enjoy yourself. I wouldn't think about it further. England is about as safe and civilized as it gets.
You should not have any problems if the luggage is out of sight. Don't leave anything on the seats.
It should be OK, but as Tim says, don't leave anything visible. And I'd suggest keeping anything really valuable, like passports and medications on your person in a travel belt. But I expect you knew that anyway ;-)
Have a lovely trip- it's a beautiful part of the country.
I am surprised that somebody has not told you that the "trunk" is the "boot," and the hood is the bonnet. You should be safe as others have told you if you keep all out of sight in the boot. Enjoy!