Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Huddersfield Car Hire

Huddersfield Broad Canal by Tim Green on Flickr

Halfway between Leeds and Manchester is the large market town of Huddersfield, the birthplace of the British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and rugby league. The town is also well known for the part it played during the Industrial Revolution.

The town has a rich heritage of Victorian architecture which includes its mills, its houses and its beautiful railway station, a listed building described as 'the most splendid station facade in England', northern England that is, and second only to St. Pancras station in London.

For over one hundred years, Huddersfield was involved in a bitter battle known as the Industrial Revolution when changes in manufacturing, transportation, and technology brought about new ways of working. Many of the local mills were under threat of closure and the local people faced losing their jobs. They fought back, and set about destroying the mills and the new fangled machinery. To curb the violence and poverty the government increased welfare for those out of work, and introduced regulations to improve conditions for those left working in the mills. Times moved on, and things have certainly improved, these days the area is full of modern shops, entertainment venues, and the latest technology, not a sign of a tin bath by the fire anywhere.

Closely linked to the mills are the area’s canals, the Huddersfield Broad Canal, and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Leave your Huddersfield Car Hire at one end of the tow path and either walk or cycle to the other end. But if you’re not feeling that energetic, just stop by for a short stroll, a picnic, or a spot of fishing.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Hitchin Car Hire

Hitchin Lavender Fileds by Adam Raoff

Hitchin is one of England’s thriving market towns thanks to the part it once played in the flourishing wool and grain trade. Things started slowly and steadily with sheep making their way back and forth along the old Icknield Way, one of Britain’s oldest roads, but by the 17th century the coaches from London stopped at the Hitchin staging post and the town grew. Things continued to develop and by the time the railway arrived, a busy corn exchange was where grain was bought and sold, this made the town very wealthy. Today Hitchin has moved with the times, but it still sticks to its roots with a weekly market selling everything from clothes to food. But if it’s a traditional market you’re after, make sure you’re in town on the last Saturday of every month when a local produce and craft market is held down by the river.

Hitchin Car Hire is a terrific way to explore the local countryside and makes getting to Charlton, famous for the Windmill Pub, pretty easy. There are lots of woodland walks to be enjoyed by the river at Oughton Head and some lovely views from Windmill Hill, a great place for sledging if there’s any snow.

It's not just snow that makes the surrounding countryside so attractive; another of Hitchin’s beautiful landscapes comes in the form of its lavender fields. The fields are not only picturesque, but they’re also highly fragrant, so take care not to breathe in too deeply or you could fall into a deep sleep (although with this next man in the vicinity there's no chance of that).

Author: Kevin Hall+

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Hirwaun Car Hire

Welcome to Wales, the land of the male voice choir, leeks and a terrific language. This country may be small, but it’s full of modern cities and historical towns and villages, just like Hirwaun. Hirwaun, meaning long meadow in Welsh, is located at the northwest end of the Cynon Valley in the Rhondda, on the edge of the beautiful and rugged Brecon Beacons National Park.

Picture courtesy of Derek Cummings, Geograph.org

During the Industrial Revolution, the town was home to the Hirwaun Ironworks, and just like the other towns and villages which surrounded it, the men and women of Hirwaun worked in difficult conditions for their wages. Wages were paid not in pounds sterling, but in the Hirwaun Guinea which stopped employees travelling to Cardiff, or spending their money outside the village. But don’t worry, you won’t have that problem today, sterling is accepted everywhere.

When you stay in Hirwaun Car Hire is essential to explore Hirwaun Common to the west, or the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park to the north. From the air or on the ground, these are places where you can truly be on your own and not see another soul. The British army’s Special Forces, the SAS, come to the Beacons to train so it should give you an idea of the difficult conditions that can be experienced here. There could be rain, fog and high winds, but there could also be warm breezes and sunshine, and just like in this video, you can get to see some magnificent views. One thing you should know, ‘yomp’ means a bit of a trek.

Author: Kevin Hall+

Friday, 2 November 2012

Hinckley Car Hire

The Lime Kilns, Nr. Hinckley - Stephen McKay, Creative Commons

The market town of Hinckley in Leicestershire is surrounded by rolling countryside and many pretty villages. Its history goes back to Saxon times, but it is perhaps most famous being close to Bosworth Field, the location which changed the history of the British monarchy.

In 1485, Hinckley was surrounded by rival strongholds, the Royalist garrisons at Ashby del al Zouch and Leicester and the Parliamentarians at Tamworth and Coventry. Not far away at Ambion Hill, King Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor in the battle for the English throne. Find out more at the Battle of Bosworth Visitor Centre, only 11 miles from Hinckley.

If you are travelling with the family and need a day off from battles and history, Hinckley has two more excellent places to visit nearby; the first is Twycross Zoo, and the second is Ashby Canal. Twycross Zoo is one of UK's leading wildlife attractions and home to over 1000 different species of animal, and Ashby Canal, with its barges, canal side walks, and traditional canal side pubs is an excellent place to stop for lunch by the water.

If you do choose to enjoy a pint at lunchtime it’s always best to walk back, rather than take the car; however, you may come across a pub called ‘The Tin Hat’. For many years, Hinckley was known as ‘Tin At’ (tin hat) as a sheep drover was always bragging he could down an ‘(h)at full of ale’. So, the landlord of the pub arranged for a tin hat to be made, he filled it with ale, and made the drover drink it.

Whatever your reason for visiting Hinckley Car Hire is an excellent idea, as you never know what the weather will be like. Take a look at the video below.

Author: Kevin Hall+

Thursday, 25 October 2012

High Wycombe Car Hire

High Street in High Wycombe on Market Day by Vidya Crawley

High Wycombe is one of England’s thriving market towns. It’s a place with a bustling atmosphere, lots of shopping opportunities and a lively centre with a wide variety of places to eat and to be entertained. It has the Eden shopping and leisure complex, which includes a twelve screen cinema and a bowling alley, where you can let off steam and enjoy a lively evening. It also has the Wycombe Swan Theatre, which plays host to local, national, and international touring companies and soloists. If culture and rich English heritage interest you, Wycombe Museum will no doubt be a place you’ll want to visit. Set in lovely grounds, the museum offers an insight into the district’s diverse history, as well as a beautiful collection of Windsor chairs.

Visitors to the area always find that High Wycombe Car Hire is an excellent way to explore. The town has a lot to do, but it’s also surrounded by the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. Picturesque villages and historic towns make it the ideal place to stay whilst exploring these pretty surroundings. There opportunities for walking, with paths along the Ridgeway and River Thames, there are secluded valleys, nature reserves and woods, where writers such as Milton, Elliot, and Mary Shelley all took their inspiration. You can visit Hughenden Manor, now owned by the National Trust, but formally the home of one of Great Britain’s Prime Minister’s Benjamin Disraeli, there’s also an opportunity to go deep underground at Hellfire Caves in West Wycombe, less than fifteen minutes away.

Whatever your interests, High Wycombe and its surrounding countryside are easily accessible when you hire your own car.

Author: Kevin Hall+

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Hereford Car Hire

The city of Hereford is a traditional countryside city situated on the banks of the River Wye. It is home to black and white buildings, riverside walks and the Hereford Bull, one of the most famous breeds of cattle in the world. The city is in an area known as The Marches, the border between England and Wales, where the air is clean, and the countryside is still unspoiled.

 Hereford Cathedral by Dave Hamster. Wikimedia Commons.

Despite its old world charm the city caters for everyone with all the popular high street shops, as well as small boutiques which offer everything from locally produced cheeses and cider to designer clothing. There are fast food chains, but there are also fine dining options with fish from the River Wye, and of course a visit to Hereford would not be complete without a taste of real Hereford steak. Evening entertainment can be as loud or as quiet as you wish. There are tiny bars and restaurants as well as some of the larger chains, there is a choice of nightclubs as well as opportunities to visit the theatre or cinema, where performances can be by professional touring companies or the local amateur operatic society.

Hereford has a lot to offer its visitors, but just outside, the city is surrounded by small black and white villages with corner shops, tiny post offices, and riverside walks. This is where you can enjoy picnic spots and country pubs, perfect places for enjoying a lazy afternoon by the river.

If you're in Hereford, Hereford Car Hire is the perfect way to explore the city and the local black and white villages nearby at low rates, and in your own time.

Author: Kevin Hall+

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Hemel Hempstead Car Hire

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Hemel Hempstead  is a town in Hertfordshire in the East of England, 38.6 km to the north west of London and part of the Greater London Urban Area.  The population at the 2001 Census was 81,143 (but now estimated at around 89,000 by Hertfordshire County Council).  Developed after World War II as a new town, it has existed as a settlement since the 8th century and was granted its town charter by King Henry VIII in 1539.  It is part of the district of Dacorum and the Hemel Hempstead constituency.

Hemel Hempstead experiences an oceanic climate  similar to almost all of the United Kingdom.

Hemel is famous for its "Magic Roundabout" (officially called the Moor End roundabout, or "The Plough Roundabout" from a former adjacent public house), an interchange at the end of the town centre (Moor End), where traffic from six routes meet. Traffic is able to circulate in both directions around what appears to be a main central roundabout (and formerly was such), with the normal rules applying at each of the six mini-roundabouts encircling this central reservation. It is a misconception that the traffic flows the 'wrong' way around the inner roundabout; as it is not in fact a roundabout at all, and as such no roundabout rules apply to it. It was the first such circulation system in Britain.

If you're in Hemel Hempstead and need a rental car, find some great deals through Hemel Hempstead Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemel_Hempstead

Author: Kevin Hall+

Helston Car Hire

Cross Street, Helston
By Tim Green aka atoach - Flickr
Helston  is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, United Kingdom.  It is situated at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula approximately 19 km east of Penzance and 14.5 km southwest of Falmouth.

Helston is the most southerly town in the UK and is around 2.4 km further south than Penzance.  In 2001, the town celebrated the 800th anniversary of the granting of its Charter, making it the second oldest town in Cornwall after Marazion.  The town population is 9,780.

The former tin mining and cattle market town is best known for the annual Furry Dance (known locally as the Flora Dance), said to originate from the medieval period.

Helston is on the A394 road. To the west, the A394 leads to Penzance; to the northeast it leads to Penryn where it joins the A39 which leads south to Falmouth and northeast to Truro. The B3297 runs north from Helston to Redruth.

Helston has an oceanic climate, similar to the rest of the British Isles. It is, on an annualized basis, one of the mildest places in the country.

There are several churches including St. Michael's Church, a humble church with stained-glass windows and a tall bell tower which can be heard throughout the town.

The Helston folk museum, founded in 1949, occupies the building originally designed as the town's Market House in 1837, with two separate buildings—one for butter and eggs, the other the meat market. The exhibits are mostly concerned with Helston's agricultural and market town history. The museum also hosts art exhibitions and has a shop selling all things Cornish.

If you're in Helston and need a car rental, find some great deals through Helston Car Rental.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helston

Haverfordwest Car Hire

Haverfordwest Quay Street
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Haverfordwest  is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the County's principal commercial and administrative centre. Haverfordwest is the most populous urban area in Pembrokeshire, with a population of 13,367 in 2001;  though its community boundaries make it the second most populous settlement in the county, with 10,812 people.

Haverfordwest is 6 miles away from the village of Broad Haven, part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the United Kingdom's only coastal national park, which attracts thousands of tourists each year.

Haverfordwest serves as the market town for most of the county of Pembrokeshire. It forms an important road network hub between other towns in Pembrokeshire such as Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock, Fishguard and St David's, as a result of its position at the tidal limit of the western Cleddau river. 

The majority of the town, comprising the old parishes of St. Mary, St. Martin and St. Thomas, lies on the right (west) bank of the river. On the left bank are the suburbs of Prendergast and Cartlett. At this point, a pair of sandstone ridges extending east-west and separated by a deep, narrow valley, are cut through by the western Cleddau. This leaves two high spurs on the west side of the river. On the northern spur, the castle and its surrounding settlement form the core of St Martin's parish. On the southern spur, the High Street ascends steeply from the river, and forms the core of St Mary's parish.

 From the foot of each spur, ancient bridges cross the river to Prendergast: St Martin's Bridge ("the Old Bridge") and St Mary's Bridge ("the New Bridge", built in 1835). St Thomas's parish occupies the south side of the southern spur. From these core areas, the town has spread, mainly along the ridges

If you're in Haverfordwest and need a rental car, find some great deals through Haverfordwest Car Hire.  They've gathered together the major car rental brands to bring you the best deals.  

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haverfordwest

Hastings Car Hire

Hastings town centre
By Ross Burgess - Wikimedia Commons
Hastings is a town and borough in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England. The town is located 39 km east of the county town of Lewes and 85 km south east of London, and has an estimated population of 86,900.

The attraction of Hastings as a tourist destination continues; although the number of hotels has decreased, it caters for wider tastes, being home to internationally-based cultural and sporting events, such as chess and running. It has set out to become "a modern European town" and seeks to attract commercial business in the many industrial sites round the borough.

Hastings Castle was built in 1070 by the Normans, four years after the Norman invasion.  It is located on the West Hill, overlooking the town centre and is a Grade I listed building.  Little remains of the castle apart from the arch left from the chapel, part of the walls and dungeons. 

 The nearby St. Clements Caves are home to the Smugglers Adventure, which features interactive displays relating to the history of smuggling on the south coast of England. 

 Hastings Pier can be seen from any part of the seafront in the town, however it is currently closed following safety concerns from the council and then a serious fire burning down most of the buildings on the pier and causing further damage to the structure. 

There are two major roads in Hastings: the A21 trunk road to London; and the A259 coastal road.

If you're in Hastings and need a rental car, find some great deals through Hastings Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings

Author: Kevin Hall+

Harrogate Car Hire

By DS Pugh - Wikimedia Commons
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. The town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters, RHS Harlow Carr gardens. Nearby is the Yorkshire Dales national park. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Harrogate grew out of two existing smaller settlements, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, in the 17th century. 

Harrogate spa water contains iron, sulphur and common salt. The town became known as 'The English Spa' in the Georgian Era, after its waters were first discovered in the 16th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries especially, these 'chalybeate' waters (i.e. containing iron) were a popular health treatment, and the influx of wealthy but sickly visitors contributed significantly to the wealth of the town. 

The main road through the town is the A61, connecting Harrogate to Leeds and Ripon. Harrogate is also connected to Wetherby and the A1, by the A661. The town of Harrogate on its own had a population of 71,594 at the 2001 UK census.

If you're in Harrogate and need a rental car, find some great deals through Harrogate Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates.  

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrogate

Author: Kevin Hall+

Harlow Car Hire

Bird by Hebe Comerford
By Steve Cadman - Wikimedia Commons
Harlow is a new town and local government district in Essex, England.  It is located in the west of the county and on the border with Hertfordshire, on the Stort Valley, The town is near the M11 motorway and forms part of the London commuter belt. The district has a current population of approximately 78,889.

arlow is the home to a major collection of public sculptures (over 100 in total) by artists ranging from Auguste Rodin to Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Many of these are owned by the Harlow Art Trust, an organisation set up in 1953 by the lead architect of Harlow Frederick Gibberd. Gibberd had idealist notions of the New Town as a place where people who might not normally have access to art could enjoy great sculptures by great artists on every street corner. Consequently almost all of Harlow's sculpture collection is located in the open air, in shopping centres, housing estates and parks around the town.

A major feature to the new town is its green wedges, with over 1/3 of the town being parkland or open space. Harlow Town Park is one of the largest urban parks in Britain, and occupies a large area of the central town. Each estate is also separated by open space.

The town is in a very dry area of the UK, with nearby Maldon being the driest area in the country. The area is generally much milder than most other parts of the UK.

Harlow is reached from junction 7 of the M11 motorway, which runs from London to Cambridge, placing it within a short distance of Stansted Airport and the A120 and the orbital M25 motorway. Running through the town is the A414, a major road from Hertford to Chelmsford and linking the town with the A10 to the west.

If you're in Harlow and need a rental car, find some great deals through Harlow Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates.

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlow

Author: Kevin Hall+

Harlington Car Hire

HarlingtonCrossroads(Peter Roberts)Mar2005
By Peter Roberts - Wikimedia Commons
Harlington is a village and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England, near the M1 motorway. The nearest town is Flitwick about three miles to the north. Many residents commute from the village to work in London.

The village is about 1.5 miles from junction 12 of the M1, 11 km north of Luton, 16 km south of Bedford and 40 miles NNW of London.

Harlington has two pubs, the Carpenters Arms and The Old Sun. There are several churches, including the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Harlington Methodist Church and Life Church (part of the Pioneer network of churches).

There is a small parade of shops, consisting of a newsagent, an off licence, a post office, a hairdresser, a beauty salon and a gunsmiths. There are several buildings surrounding the village green used for community activities. These include the parish hall, village hall and scout hut. A cricket pitch adjoins the village green.

If you're in Harlington and need a rental car, find some great deals through Harlington Car Hire.  They've gathered together the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates!

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlington,_Bedfordshire

Author: Kevin Hall+

Hamilton Car Hire

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Hamilton is a town in South Lanarkshire in the west-central Lowlands of Scotland. It serves as the main administrative centre of the South Lanarkshire council area. It is the fifth-biggest town (excluding cities) in Scotland after Paisley, East Kilbride, Livingston and Cumbernauld. It lies 19.3 km south-east of Glasgow, and 56.3 km south-west of Edinburgh on the south bank of the River Clyde at its confluence with the Avon Water.

By road the town is to the west of the M74 motorway, the main southerly link to England, which joins the M6 just north of Carlisle. The main route from Edinburgh is the M8, leaving at junctions 6 or 7.

Hamilton Townhouse Theatre is a 500 seat venue in the Cadzow Street area of the town. It is the first cultural venue in Scotland to attain the prestigious Quest accreditation. A multiplex Vue Cinema is located in the redeveloped Palace Grounds area close to the Hamilton Palace nightclub.

If you're in Hamilton and need a rental car, find some great deals through Hamilton Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton,_South_Lanarkshire

Author: Kevin Hall+

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Guildford Car Hire

The Guildhall in Guildford
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Guildford is the county town of Surrey, England, as well as the seat for the borough of Guildford. It is situated 43 km southwest of London on the A3 trunk road mid-way between the capital and Portsmouth.

Guildford is a bustling English town, with a High Street paved with granite setts (frequently referred to as cobbled), numerous shops and department stores.

It is a market town with the market being held on Fridays and Saturdays.  A farmers' market is usually held on the first Tuesday of each month.

There is a Tourist Information Office and several hotels including the historic Angel Hotel which long served as a coaching stop on the main London to Portsmouth stagecoach route.  According to Channel Four Television's "The Best and Worst Places to Live in the UK" TV show Guildford was the 9th best place to live in Britain in 2006.

Guildford lies at the beginning of the A31 and is bypassed by the A3, which links London and Portsmouth. The M25 is to the north-east of the town.

If you're in Guildford and need a rental car, find some great deals through Guildford Car Hire.  They've gathered together the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guildford

Author: Kevin Hall+

Grimsby Car Rental

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By David Wright - Wikimedia Commons
Grimsby is a seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England. It has been the administrative centre of the unitary authority area of North East Lincolnshire since 1996. According to legend, Grimsby was first founded by Grim, a Danish fisherman, 'By' means 'village' in Old Norse and modern Swedish and 'city' or 'town' in modern Danish and Norwegian.

The town itself has a population of 87,574. The River Freshney passes to the west of the town, towards the A46. The A46 terminates near Grimsby in Cleethorpes at the junction with the A16 just north of Oasis Academy Wintringham.

The award-winning Freshney Place Shopping Centre in the heart of the town boasts over 70 stores including Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser and BHS. It was originally constructed between 1967 and 1971 in a joint venture between the old Grimsby Borough Council and developers Hammerson's UK Ltd.  and was known as the Riverhead Centre. Victoria Street is the main shopping street.

If you're in Grimsby and need a rental car, find some great deals through Grimsby car Rental.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates.  

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimsby

Author: Kevin Hall+

Great Yarmouth Car Hire

Aerial View of Great Yarmouth
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Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 32 km east of Norwich.

It has been a seaside resort since 1760, and is the gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the sea. For hundreds of years it was a major fishing port, depending mainly on herring fishery, but its fishing industry suffered a steep decline and has now all but disappeared.

The discovery of oil in the North Sea in the 1960s led to a flourishing oil rig supply industry, and today it services offshore natural gas rigs.  More recently, the development of renewable energy sources, especially offshore wind power, has created further opportunities for support services.  A wind farm of 30 generators is within sight of the town on the Scroby Sands.

The town has a beach and two piers. Its estimated population in 2010 was around 478,300 people.

The town itself is on a thin spit sandwiched between the North Sea and River Yare. Its well known features include the historic rows (narrow streets) and the main tourist sector on the seafront. The area is linked to Gorleston, Cobholm and Southtown by Haven Bridge and to the A47, A149 and A12 by the Breydon Bridge.

If you're in Great Yarmouth and need a rental car, find some great deals through Great Yarmouth Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best deals. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Yarmouth

Author: Kevin Hall+

Grangemouth Car Hire

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Grangemouth is a town and former burgh in the council area of Falkirk, Scotland. The town lies in the Forth Valley, on the banks of the Firth of Forth, 4.8 km east of Falkirk, 8.0 km west of Bo'ness and 20.9 km south-east of Stirling.  Grangemouth had a resident population of 17,906 in the 2001 Census.

Grangemouth's growth as a town relied mainly on its geographical location.  Originally a bustling port, trade flowed through the town with the construction of the Forth and Clyde Canal in the 18th century. Nowadays, the economy of Grangemouth is focused primarily on the large petrochemical industry of the area which includes the oil refinery, owned by Ineos, one of the largest of its kind in Europe.  

Grangemouth has an international-standard sports stadium and sports centre. Grangemouth Stadium was built for the citizens of Grangemouth, partly funded by BP.  

A number of parks exist in the town which are used for sports and recreational activities. Inchyra Park, which is situated close to the stadium, Rannoch Park in the Bowhouse area which is situated at the point where the Grange Burn flows into the town, and Zetland Park in the centre of the town. Grangemouth Golf Club is actually located in the neighbouring village of Polmont. 

 If you're in Grangemouth and need a rental car, find some great deals through Grangemouth Car Hire. They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best deals.

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grangemouth

Author: Kevin Hall+

Gorseinon Car Hire

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By Ruth Sharville - Wikimedia Commons
Gorseinon is a town in the South West of Wales, near the Loughor estuary. It was a small village until the late 19th century when it grew around the coal mining and tinplate industries. It is situated in the north west of Swansea, around 9.7 km north west of the city centre. Gorseinon is also a local Government community with its own elected town council.

The population of the Gorseinon town council area in the 2001 Census is 7,874.

Popular places to eat when visiting Gorseinon are The Cockle Shell, Roma Fish Bar, Roma 2000, Albert's Cafe and Poppy's cafe among others.

The primary route through Gorseinon is the A4240 road which crosses the town centre as High Street and Alexandra Road. The A4240 connects Gorseinon with Llanelli to the west; and Penllergaer and the M4 Motorway (Junction 47) to the east.

Gorseinon has a busy high street area in the centre of the town. The other major areas of employment are the nearby Garngoch Industrial estate, in Penllergaer, Gorseinon Business Park and Kingsbridge Business Park.  Previously, the nearby Bryngwyn steel works and Valeo plant were major employers in the town, however they closed in the 1990s. In response to the closures, the National Assembly for Wales set up the Gorseinon Regeneration Strategy to invest in a number of regeneration schemes in the town.

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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorseinon

Author: Kevin Hall+

Godalming Car Hire

Godalming PepperpotLight
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Godalming is an historic market town and civil parish in the Waverley district of the county of Surrey, England. Located 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) south of Guildford. It is built on the banks of the River Wey and is a prosperous part of the London commuter belt. Godalming shares a three-way twinning arrangement with the towns of Joigny in France and Mayen in Germany.

The town has around 230 listed buildings, including Tudor timber framing and 17th century brickwork. Godalming Parish Church has an early Saxon chancel and Norman tower. The 19th century town hall, nicknamed 'the Pepperpot' due to its cupola, is a distinctive octagonal building situated on the High Street. Due to its unique design, it has become the defacto 'logo' of the town today.

A3 is the major trunk road from London to Portsmouth that bypasses Godalming amd the A31 a main trunk road from Guildford to Winchester bypasses Godalming along the Hog's Back. 

If you're in Godalming and need a rental car, find some great deals through Godalming Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godalming

Author: Kevin Hall+

Gloucester Car Hire

Gloucester Skyline
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Gloucester is a city, district and county town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, and on the River Severn, approximately 351 km north-east of Bristol, and 72 km south-southwest of Birmingham.

The population of Gloucester is approximately 122,000 people. Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries, and has a strong financial and business sector, being home to the bank Cheltenham & Gloucester and historically was prominent in the aerospace industry.

Gloucester has many places of interest including the Gloucester Cathedral (which was used in Harry Potter),  the medieval and tudor buildings, and many more historic buildings along with the museum and scholl of art and science.

Gloucester is served by the M5 motorway, which runs to the east of the city.  Junction 12 serves south Gloucester and Quedgeley.  Junction 11a serves central Gloucester and junction 11 serves north Gloucester.  The A38 runs north–south through Gloucester connecting the city with Tewkesbury and Bristol.  The A40 runs west to east, connecting Gloucester with Cheltenham to the east (via a dual carriageway section known as The Golden Valley Bypass) and the Forest of Dean to the West.  The A46 and A4173 links Gloucester and Stroud, and the A417 links Gloucester with Cirencester in the south east and Ledbury in the north west.

If you're in Gloucester and require a rental var, find some great deals through Gloucester Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates.

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloucester

Author: Kevin Hall+

Glasgow Car Hire

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands.

 Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become one of the largest seaports in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric of Glasgow and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century.

From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with British North America and the British West Indies. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded exponentially to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of heavy engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.

The population of Glasgow is approximately 599,000 people.  Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is currently bidding to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.

The main M8 motorway passes through the city centre and connects to the M77, M73, and M80 motorways. The A82 connects the city to Argyll and the western Highlands. The M74 runs directly south towards Carlisle; the M74 completion scheme has extended the motorway from Tollcross into the Tradeston area to join the M8.

If you're in Glasgow and need a rental car, find some great deals through Glasgow Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates.

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow

Author: Kevin Hall+

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Gillingham Car Hire

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Gillingham is a town in the unitary authority of Medway in South East England. It is part of the ceremonial county of Kent. The town includes the settlements of Brompton, Hempstead, Wigmore, Parkwood, Rainham, Rainham Mark and Twydall.

The town grew along the road from Brompton on the great lines (military barracks), to the railway station. As such it was a linear development. Close by was the road along the shore line, linking The Strand, and the tiny village of Gillingham Green. Later, communiites developed along the top road- Watling street – turnpike linking Chatham with Dover. All these communities merged into the town that is called today Gillingham.

Gillingham is an important retail centre serving a substantial part of Medway. The town has a large street market in the High Street on Saturdays and Mondays, and is the busiest in the whole of Medway.

If you're in Gillingham and need a rental car, find some great deals through Gillingham car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates.

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillingham,_Kent

Author: Kevin Hall+

Monday, 13 August 2012

UK Car Hire Made Easy and Mobile!

Planning a UK roadtrip? The Kingdom is at your fingertips with this great new UK Car Hire App for Android. The internet eliminated the need to call around or visit depots to find the best deal, and now the app has eliminated the need for a computer- just book your car rental straight from your phone! You will find a huge range of cars from many different suppliers in all the major towns and cities, making it simple to find the right vehicle at the right price.

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Author: Kevin Hall+

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Fort William Car Hire

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Fort William is the second largest settlement in the highlands of Scotland and the largest town, second after city of Inverness. The population was just under 10,000 people in the 2001.

Fort William is a major tourist centre with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the north and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles.  It is a centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains.  It is also known for its nearby downhill mountain bike track and its connection to the West Highland Way from Glasgow and the Great Glen Way - a walk/cycle way from Inverness to Fort William through the Great Glen.

The main residential areas of the town are unseen from the high street or the A82 main road. Upper Achintore and the Plantation spread steeply uphill from above the high street.

In a celebration of mountains and the culture that surrounds them, and in recognition of the importance of climbing and walking tourism to the town, the Fort William Mountain Film Festival is held there each year.

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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_William,_Scotland

Author: Kevin Hall+

Filton Car Hire

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Filton is a town in South Gloucestershire in England.  It is situated on the northern outskirts of the city of Bristol, 4.5 miles from its city centre.

The town centres upon Filton Church, which dates back to the 12th century and is a grade II listed building. Filton has large areas of open space, which includes several playing fields, a golf course and a large airfield, Bristol-Filton.

Filton is also home to the Filton Concert Brass. The band, formed 60 years ago, is currently Bristol's highest-placed brass band, having been promoted to the First Section of the West Region at the 2010 Regional Finals in Torquay.

Filton Park is a district within the town of Filton.  Filton Park lies directly on the city border, sandwiched between the A38 trunk road and Southmead Road.  

Housing in Filton Park is mainly privately owned, semi-detached and 1930s built. Pre-WWI properties in the district tend to be quite large, with generous gardens. 

Extensive playing fields border the north-western side of Southmead Road. The golf links, on the hillside beyond, is owned by Filton Golf Club. The area has a primary school and a playgroup. Filton Park is regarded as a desirable place to live since it is close to major centres of employment such as BAE Systems, and the Ministry of Defence at Abbey Wood.

If you're in Filton and need a rental car, find some great deals through Filton Car Hire.  They've gathered together the major car rental brands to bring you the deals. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filton

Monday, 6 August 2012

Farnborough Car Hire

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Farnborough is a town in the north east of Hampshire in England. The populatin is around 57,150.

Farnborough is situated in northeast Hampshire and near the boundary with Surrey. The River Blackwater forms part of the boundary. It is located 55 km southwest of London and 26 km east of Basingstoke, directly to the south of junction 4 of the M3 motorway.

Farnborough is near 2 junctions of the M3 motorway. The A325 enters the town from Frimley to the north, and continues into Aldershot to the south.

 Farnborough has one main shopping centre divided into three areas; Kingsmead and Queensmead
 and Princesmead. There are three supermarkets in Farnborough, Asda and Sainsbury's in the town centre, and Morrisons in Southwood.

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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farnborough,_Hampshire

Author: Kevin Hall+

Falmouth Car Hire

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Falmouth is a port town on the River Fal in the south east of Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom.  The population is around 21,635 people.

Falmouth is famous for its harbour. Together with Carrick Roads, it forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest in Western Europe.  It is also famous for being the start or finish point of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages, such as those of Sir Francis Chichester and Dame Ellen MacArthur.

While Falmouth's maritime activity has much declined from its heyday, the docks are still a major contributor to the town's economy.  It is the largest port in Cornwall.  The port is also becoming popular with cruise ship operators.

With its Georgian town houses converted into guest houses and small hotels, often overlooking one of the beaches, Falmouth has proven a popular holiday destination and it is now primarily a tourist resort. The five main beaches starting next to Pendennis Castle and moving along the coast towards the Helford river are Castle, Tunnel, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches.  The National Maritime Museum Cornwall opened in February 2003.

Notable landmarks are the Admiralty house, Passmore Edwards Free Library, and the All Saints Church among others. 

If you're in Falmouth and need a rental car, find some great deals through Falmouth Car Hire.  They've gathered together the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates.  

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falmouth,_Cornwall

Author: Kevin Hall+

Monday, 30 July 2012

Falkirk Car Hire

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Falkirk is a town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies in the Forth Valley, almost midway between the two most populous cities of Scotland; 37.5 km north-west of Edinburgh and 33.0 km north-east of Glasgow.  Falkirk had a resident population of 32,422 at the 2001 census.

The town lies at the junction of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, a location which proved pivotal to the growth of Falkirk as a centre of heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution. In the 18th and 19th centuries Falkirk was at the centre of the iron and steel industry.

Attractions in and around Falkirk include the Falkirk Wheel, Callendar House and Park and remnants of the Antonine Wall. Soon to be a feature of the town is the Falkirk Helix, a new recreational area with walk and cycle paths with the main attraction being a new boat lift and extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal.

The Falkirk Area occupies a central position in Scotland, with direct access from the key north-south and east-west motorway networks; the M9 from the north and east, and the M876 from the west. Falkirk has main rail and canal routes within easy reach from Edinburgh and Glasgow and is central to access to both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.

If you're in Falkirk and need a rental car, find some great deals through Falkirk Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major brands to bring you the best rates.

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkirk

Author: Kevin Hall+

Exeter Car Hire

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Exeter is a historic city in Devon, England.  The city is on the River Exe, about 60 km northeast of Plymouth, and 110 km southwest of Bristol.   According to the 2001 Census, its population in that year was 111,076, while the mid-2010 estimate was 119,600.

 Exeter has been identified as one of the top ten most profitable locations for a business to be based.   The city has good transport links, with Exeter St Davids railway station, Exeter Central railway station, the M5 motorway and Exeter International Airport connecting the city both nationally and internationally.   Although a popular tourist destination, the city is not dominated by tourism.

Exeter has cool wet winters and warm changeable summers with hot and cooler rainy spells. Temperatures do not vary much throughout the year.   The hottest month is July with an average high of 21 C , and the coldest month is January with an average high of 8 C .

Located just outside the castle, Northernhay Gardens is the oldest public open space in England, being originally laid out in 1612 as a pleasure walk for Exeter residents. Much of Northernhay Gardens now reflects Victorian design, with trees, mature shrubs and bushes and plenty of flower beds.

The M5 motorway to Bristol and Birmingham starts at Exeter, and connects at Bristol with the M4 to London and South Wales. The older A30 road provides a more direct route to London via the A303 and M3. The M5 is the modern lowest bridging point of the River Exe. Going westwards, the A38 connects Exeter to Plymouth and south east Cornwall, whilst the A30 continues via Okehampton to north and west Cornwall. 

If you're in Exeter and need a rental car, find some great deals through Exeter Car Hire.  They've gathered together the major car rental brands to bring you the best rate.  

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter

Author: Kevin Hall+

Evesham Car Hire

Evesham Abbey Almonry
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Evesham is a market town and a civil parish in the county of Worcestershire, England with a population of 22,000.   It is located roughly equidistant between Worcester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Evesham lies within the Vale of Evesham, an area comprising the flood plain of the River Avon, which was once a major centre for market gardening.   The town centre is situated within a meander of the river.

The town was founded around an early 8th century abbey, which was once one of the largest in Europe. The abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, with only Abbot Lichfield's Bell Tower remaining.

Due to its exceptionally fertile soil, market gardening is carried out on a commercial scale in the surrounding area, known as the Vale of Evesham, which is known for its production of fruit and vegetables. 

If you're in Evesham and need a rental car, find some great deals through Evesham Car Hire. They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best prices. 

The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evesham 

Author: Kevin Hall+