Car hire Milton Keynes is cheap and convenient with Drive-Hire Car and Van Rental as we specialise in providing low cost, economical local car and van hire in the Milton Keynes region. Milton Keynes is a clean, green and vibrant city on the outskirts of London. Within commuting distance of the capital city, it's a great base from which to explore the area and makes for an enjoyable stay.
Drive-Hire Car and Van Rental provides rental facilities in Milton Keynes and also has the ability to arrange car hire at over 3,000 locations across the world including car hire in Australia and Malaysia, car rental in Spain, car hire in Switzerland, Germany and France. Car hire Milton Keynes is a great value way to explore the city, whether you are visiting for business or pleasure.
Cheap Car Rental Milton Keynes
The new Milton Keynes was established on the outskirts of London and was designated as a new town on 23rd January 1967. It encompasses the historical towns of Bletchley, Stony Stratford and Wolverton with 13 original villages lying within its borders. The population is approximately 230,000 and it is expanding rapidly. Milton Keynes is a green city with 22 million trees and 400 acres of lakes, giving it more shoreline than Jersey.
Despite its relatively young heritage, the city has a wealth of attractions and even some nearby sites of historical interest. The Centre MK shopping centre is one of Europe.s largest, attracting 31 million visitors each year.
Milton Keynes Theatre delivers top West End shows, opera and ballet to an audience of up to 1,400. Milton Keynes also hosts outdoor concerts in the summer months. The National Bowl is a world class venue that has hosted performances by Robbie Williams and Queen amongst others and can accommodate up to 65,000 people which may explain why it attracts some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry every year. In addition, the recent opening of stadium:MK, home to the local MK Dons Football Club has attracted significant media attention. The 20,000 all-seater stadium is one of the finest in the UK and Milton Keynes is rightly proud of its achievement. It is envisaged that the stadium:MK will host important sporting, entertainment and cultural events over the coming years; the official opening of the new stadium being carried out by Her Majesty The Queen.
Other attractions include The Municipal Gallery and the magnificent Xscape ski dome offering skiing on real snow. Xscape is an entertainment complex with activities for all ages, from sky diving at the Airkix indoor skydiving centre to a 16 screen cinema plus a multitude of bars and restaurants. It's a great place to spend a day. You can try your skills on the largest indoor "real" snow slope in the UK or spend an evening playing a game or two of ten pin bowling.
Boasting superb travel links around the country, it is situated less than 50 miles (75km) from London, Oxford and Cambridge and only 80 miles from Birmingham. Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 Motorway are on the eastern boundary of Milton Keynes and the M40 Motorway is easily accessible towards the west. The main London to Glasgow train line stops at Milton Keynes Central Rail Station allowing London to be accessed by train in less than one hour. The Customer Pick Up service from Milton Keynes Central Rail Station offered to Drive-Hire customers in Milton Keynes enables you to easily link your rail journey with your car hire from Drive-Hire Car & Van Rental. The unique grid road system enables vehicles to travel across the city with ease at any time of the day.
Getting around is easy in your Drive-Hire Car & Van Rental car. A short drive to The Stables provides the opportunity to listen to some beautiful sounds as the musicians play jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical or pop music. The Stables can seat up to 398 people and is the perfect place to get some entertainment for the day or night.
Milton Keynes by Car: Superb Attractions at Bargain Prices
Rent a car in Milton Keynes and you can explore the area at your own pace. Whether it's a short drive to London or a more local leisurely drive to Bletchley, home of Bletchley Park which is famous code breaking during World War II; in particular, Bletchley is renowned as being the place where the notorious Enigma code was finally cracked in the early 1940s during World War 2.
It's all here in Milton Keynes. Discover the city with a car from Drive-Hire Car & Van Rental.
Car Hire Northampton
Car hire Northampton is cheap and convenient with Drive-Hire Car and Van Rental as we specialise in providing low cost, economical local car and van hire in the Northampton and Northants region. Located in the heart of England in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside (the county of "Squires and Spires"), Northampton is steeped in history and tradition. With a wonderful selection of historic buildings and sites to explore, including Althorp, famous as the home of the Earl and Countess Spencer and the childhood home of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales. Though the house has been open to the public since 1953, since the sad and untimely death of Diana, Althorp has become extremely popular with visitors, and up to 2500 people make the journey to Althorp every day. The town also has a lively atmosphere and is a great place for a weekend visit.
Drive-Hire Car and Van Rental provides car rental services covering Northampton and Northamptonshire and also has the ability to arrange car hire at over 3,000 locations across the world including car hire in Australia and Malaysia, car rental in Spain, car hire in Switzerland, Germany and France. Car hire Northampton is a great value way to explore this charming market town and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Car and Van Hire Northampton
Originally Northampton in Northamptonshire was known for being the centre of shoemaking and leather related industries in the UK. Today it is a large market town with easy access to London and the North by Junctions 15, 15A and 16 of the M1 Motorway to the west and within easy reach of Peterborough and Cambridge to the east via A43, A45 and A14 trunk roads.
Visitors to the town may wish to visit the beautiful greenery of Abington Park hosting attractions such as the Green Festival and the Kite Festival. You may also want to see the museum or the aviary and even take a nice refreshing break in their tearoom. The Racecourse was, as the name suggests, a horse track but, due to accidents in the early 20th Century, it closed its doors in 1904. Today it plays host to the annual Balloon Festival. Find more information on what's happening in around Northampton by clicking here. Located on the southern outskirts of Northampton, the Billing Aquadrome offers marina activities and regular funfairs. There is a large camping site for those seeking to stay for a few days or weeks and your Drive-Hire car will come in handy to allow you to explore the town and return to your base.
Today's Northampton is a modern town and is home to The University of Northampton; a dynamic medium sized university with 10,000 students which was awarded full university title and research degree awarding powers in 2005. Whether you're in Northampton on business or pleasure, there's a lot to do and see; all easily accessible with a car from Drive-Hire Car & Van Rental.
Northampton by Car: Superb Attractions at Bargain Prices
There are plenty of fascinating sites and attractions a short drive away from Northampton town. Rent a car and you can explore the area at your own pace. Visit the site of the Battle of Naseby where Parliamentarians were victorious in the Civil War. Hunsbury Hill has the remains of an Iron Age fort, showing that Northampton and the surrounding area has been inhabited since prehistoric times.
In medieval times, Northampton's central location gave it an important role in the history of England. The site of many battles and of the Queen Eleanor Cross, the town still bears the marks of its rich heritage. Castle Railway Station sits on the ruins of Northampton's castle where parliaments were held until it was demolished by Charles II. All Saints Church still has a statue of Charles created after he gave timber to help rebuild the church following a huge fire in 1675. Other buildings well worth visiting are the impressive Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the ornate Victorian Guildhall. For a deeper look in to the fascinating history of the town, head to the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery which offers insight into boot and shoe manufacturing - the local industry which gave Northampton Football Club its nickname, The Cobblers. The local football club moved to its new home, Sixfields Stadium, in the 1990s. Northampton also boasts a top class rugby club in Northampton Saints. The Saints date back to 1880 and attracts home gates of over 13,000 at Franklins Gardens.