Thursday, 28 June 2012

Birkenhead Car Hire

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Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England. It is on the Wirral Peninsula, along the west bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool.

At the 2001 Census, the town had a population of 83,729. Historically part of Cheshire, Birkenhead is perhaps best known as a centre for ship building, as a seaport and its related industries. 

 The Birkenhead Urban Area, as defined by the Office for National Statistics, includes Birkenhead, Wallasey, Bebington, Ellesmere Port, and the contiguous built-up areas which link those towns along the eastern side of the Wirral. In the 2001 Census, the area so defined had a total population of 319,675, making it the 18th largest conurbation in England and 22nd in the UK.

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Belfast Car Hire

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Belfast is the capital of, and largest city in, Northern Ireland. By population, it is the fourteenth largest city in the United Kingdom and second largest on the island of Ireland. It is the seat of the devolved government and legislative Northern Ireland Assembly. The city of Belfast has a population of 267,500 and lies at the heart of the Belfast urban area, which has a population of 579,276.

Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education and business, a legal centre, and is the economic engine of Northern Ireland. The city suffered greatly during the period of conflict called the Troubles, but latterly has undergone a sustained period of calm, free from the intense political violence of former years, and substantial economic and commercial growth.

Belfast city centre has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, notably around Victoria Square. Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport in the city, and Belfast International Airport 24 km west of the city.

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Bedford Car Hire

Bedford river
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Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, in the East of England. It is the administrative centre for the wider Borough of Bedford. According to the former Bedfordshire County Council's estimates, the town had a population of 80,000 in mid 2005, with 19,720 in the adjacent town of Kempston. The Bedford Urban Area which includes Kempston, Elstow and Biddenham forms the 71st largest Urban Area in the UK with a population of 101,928.The wider borough, including a rural area, had a population of 153,000.

The town of Bedford is divided into 10 wards or areas: Brickhill, Castle, Cauldwell, De Parys, Goldington, Harpur, Kingsbrook, Newnham, Putnoe and Queens Park.

As with the rest of the UK, Bedford has a maritime climate, with a limited range of temperatures, and generally even rainfall throughout the year.

Bedford is home to one of the largest concentrations of Italian immigrants in the UK. According to a 2001 census, 2 in 7  of Bedford's population are of at least partial Italian descent. This is mainly as a result of labour recruitment in the early 1950s by the London Brick Company in the southern Italian regions of Puglia, Campania, Calabria, Molise, Abruzzo and Sicily.  Bedford's Little Italy feel is enhanced by a wide variety of Italian bars, restaurants and social clubs throughout the town. as well as a large number of delis and grocery shops selling Italian and continental produce – and by the large Italian mission church.

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Beckenham Car Hire

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Beckenham is a town in the London Borough of Bromley, England. It is located 13.5 km south east of Charing Cross and 2.8 km west of Bromley town.

 Until the coming of the railway in 1857, Beckenham was a small village in the county of Kent with almost completely rural surroundings: once a family of entrepreneurs began the building of villas here, its population soared from 2000 to 26,000 during 1850-1900 and throughout the rest of the century.  The current population is nearly 82,000. Today it is very much in London suburbia, although some of the grand houses of the early days remain.

Despite its leafy image, due to its close proximity to Central London and the fact that it is served by eight railway stations , Beckenham makes an ideal business location. The area boasts a busy high street containing many restaurants, upmarket chains as well as family run independents, and has a good selection of well performing schools.

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Bath Car Hire

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Bath is a city in the county of Somerset in the southwest of England.  It is situated 156 km west of London and 21km south-east of Bristol.  The population of the city is around 84,000.   The City of Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

The city was first established as a spa with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis  by the Romans sometime in the AD 60s about 20 years after they had arrived in Britain (AD43), although verbal tradition suggests that Bath was known before then. They built baths and a temple on the surrounding hills of Bath in the valley of the River Avon around hot springs.

The city has a variety of theatres, museums, and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism, with over one million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city each year.

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Basildon Car Hire

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Basildon is a town located in the Basildon District of the county of Essex, England.  It i situated 40 km east of Central London and is near the towns of Wickford, Billericay and South Benfleet.

Basildon is a reasonably new town, designated after WWII to accommodate London overspill. Basildon Town is one of the most densely populated areas in the County of Essex, mostly due to its influx of families from the Boroughs of London. However, it is thought that Basildon's population will continue to increase as many people are re-locating to the Town from the Boroughs of London, Essex and the Country.

If you're in Basildon and need a rental car, perhaps during the olympics, as Basildon was also chosen to host a newly developed Olympic Sporting Village, then get a deal on a rental car through Basildon Car Hire.

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Basingstoke Car Hire

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Basingstoke is a town in northeast Hampshire, in south central England. It lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. It is 77 km southwest of London, 48 km northeast of Southampton, 26 km southwest of Reading and 31 km northeast of the county town, Winchester. 

 In 2008 it had an estimated population of 82,913.   It is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency ofBasingstoke. Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" or "Roundabout City" because of the number of roundabouts.

Often mistaken for a new town, Basingstoke is an old market town expanded in the 1960s as part of a tripartite agreement between London County Council, Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke Borough Council.  It was developed rapidly, along with Andover and Tadley, to accommodate part of the London 'overspill' as perceived under the Greater London Plan, 1944.  

Basingstoke market was mentioned in the Domesday Book and Basingstoke remained a small market town until the 1950s.  It still has a regular market, but is now bigger than Hampshire County Council's definition of a market town.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Barrow in Furness Car Hire

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Barrow-in-furness, or more commonly known as Barrow, is historically a part of Lancashire and is a large industrial town and seaport which forms about half the territory of the wider Borough of Barrow-in-Furness in the county of Cumbria, England. It is situated 79 km north of Liverpool and 95 km northwest of Manchester.

The town is situated at the tip of the Furness peninsula bordered by Morecambe Bay, the Duddon Estuary and the Irish Sea. It has a population of 59,182 whilst the wider borough is home to 71,981 people.

Barrow's location and the availability of steel allowed the town to develop into a significant producer of naval vessels, a shift that was accelerated during World War I and the local yard's specialisation in submarines.

Today Barrow is a hub for energy generation and handling. Several wind farms located off the coast of the town form one of the highest concentrations of wind turbines in the world, while Rampside Gas Terminal and Roosecote Power Station utilise gas from the Irish Sea gas fields.

If you're heading to Barrow and will need a rental car while you're there, find some great deals through Barrow in Furness Car Hire.

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Barnstaple Car hire

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By Black Kite - Wikimedia Commons
Barnstaple is a town and civil parish in the county of Devon in England, UK, with an approximate population of 34,000.  It lies 109km southwest of Bristol and 80km north of Plymouth.

 It is the main town of the district and claims to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom. It was founded at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw, about 3 miles (5 km) from the Taw's seafall at the Bristol Channel.

Barnstaple has an eclectic and somewhat haphazard mix of buildings developed over hundreds of years with the 19th century probably now predominant. There are some remnants of early buildings as well as several early plaster ceilings. St.Anne's Chapel in the central churchyard is probably the best of the ancient buildings to survive. Queen Anne's walk and the Georgian Guildhall remain.

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Barnsley Car Hire

Barnsley Town Hall (1)
By Tony - Wikimedia Commons
Barnsley is a town in South yorkshire, England.  It lies in the River Dearne, 19 km north of the city of Sheffield and 27kms south of Leeds. Barnsley is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, of which Barnsley is the largest and the administrative centre. The metropolitan borough had a population of around 218,000.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Barnsley is notable as a former industrial town centred on coal mining and glassmaking although in the town few factories remain, notably the glassworks and coking plant. Though these industries declined in the 20th century, Barnsley's local culture remains rooted in this industrial heritage; Barnsley has a tradition of brass bands, originally created as social clubs for its mining communities.

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Barking Car Hire

Barking abbey curfew tower london
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Barking is a suburban town in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham, which is located in the eastern section of Greater London in England. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. A retail and commercial centre is situated in the west.

The manor of Barking was the site of Barking Abbey, a nunnery founded in 666 by the bishop of London, destroyed by the Danes and reconstructed about a hundred years later.  At the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, Barking Abbey was demolished; apart from the parish church of St Margaret, some walling and foundations are all that otherwise remain on the site. The church is an example of Norman architecture; Captain James Cook married Elizabeth Batts of Shadwell there in 1762.  A charter issued between 1175 and 1179 confirms the ancient market right. The market declined in the 18th century but has since been revived. 

 Fishing was the most important industry in Barking from the 14th century, until the mid-19th. In the 20th century new industrial estates were established, and many local residents came to be employed in the car plant at Dagenham.

The Barking Town Centre area is being regenerated through a number of schemes. The regeneration intends to achieve a more sustainable economy for Barking town centre by investing in new quality retail outlets and by creating a business centre.

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Bangor Car Hire

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Bangor is a city in Gwynedd unitary authority, north-west Wales and one of the smallest cities in Britain.  It is a university city with a population of around 13,725, not including around 10,000 students at Bangor University.

Bangor lies on the coast of north Wales near the Menai Strait which separates the island of Anglesey from Gwynedd unitary authority, the town of Menai Bridge lying just over the strait. Bangor Mountain lies to the east of the main part of the city, but the large housing estate of Maesgeirchen, originally built as council housing, is to the east of the mountain near Port Penrhyn. Bangor Mountain casts a shadow across the High Street, Glan Adda and Hirael areas, so that from November to March some parts of the High Street in particular receive no direct sunlight.

Bangor has two rivers within its boundaries. The River Adda is a largely culverted watercourse which only appears above ground at its western extremities near the Faenol estate, whilst the River Cegin enters Port Penrhyn at the eastern edge of the city.

Bangor is an important centre for classical music, with regular concerts given in the Powis and Prichard-Jones Halls as part of the university's Music at Bangor concert series. The city is also home to the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery.

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Banbury Car Hire

Banbury Town Hall
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Banbury is a market town and civil parish on the River Cherwell in the Cherwell District of Oxfordshire.  It is 103km northwest of London, 61km southeast of Birmingham and 34 north of Oxford.  The population sits at around 45,000. 
Banbury is a significant commercial and retail centre for the surrounding area, which is predominantly rural. Banbury's main industries are car components, electrical goods, plastics, food processing, and printing. Banbury is home to the world's largest coffee-processing facility (Kraft Foods), built in 1964.

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Ballasalla Car Hire

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Ballasalla is a village in the parish of Malew in the south-east of the Isle of Man, close to the town of Castletown.  The village was built mostly from the ruins of the nearby Rushen Abbey, a cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century and dissolved in the 16th century.
Ballasalla is the site of the mediaeval Monks' Bridge over the Silver Burn which leads to the Manx National Heritage site of Rushen Abbey; this forms part of the Story Of Mann set of attractions established in 1989 and now part of an island-wide series of attractions. 

The abbey was extensively redeveloped as a heritage site in 1996, having latterly been home to The Academy, one of very few nightclubs outside of Douglas.  Also near the village is Silverdale Glen, with a small boating lake, cafĂ© and sprawling playing fields and playground including a water-powered carousel. In a small hamlet above the village the eponymous St Mark's Fair is held annually on the third Saturday in July. 

The Millennium Way long distance footpath, opened in 1979, which begins at Castle Rushen and heads north towards Ramsey, runs through the village alongside the banks of the river leading to Poulsom Park in Castletown to the south, and high above the village to St. Marks to the northwest. The village has a pub and various shops.

If you're coming to this pretty medieval town,  get a rental car to explore in, or to suit your business trip, through Ballasalla Car Hire.

Ayr Car Hire

The wallace tower ayr
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Ayr is a town and port situated on the Firth of Clyde in the south-west of Scotland.  The population is around 46,000, making it the largest settlement in Ayrshire.

To the north of Ayr is the adjoining town of Prestwick, famous for its golf and its aviation industry as home of Prestwick international airport.  Other neighbouring settlements include Alloway, known for its associations with the poet Robert Burns.

Ayr is a coastal town which lies on the mouth of the River Ayr. The river then flows out into the larger Firth of Clyde. From the coast Arran can be seen and on a very clear day, the north tip of Northern Ireland. It is within the region of Strathclyde. Much of the land in and around this area is very flat and low lying. Much of the land however towards the south of Ayr is higher than most areas in the county of Ayrshire. Ayr lies approximately 35 miles southwest of Glasgow.

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Aylesbury Car Hire

Kingsbury Square Aylesbury Bucks
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Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in the South East of England. The town is sited on an outcrop of Portlandian limestone which accounts for its prominent position in the surrounding landscape, which is largely clay. 

Aylesbury was a major market town in Anglo-Saxon times, famous in addition as the burial place of Saint Osyth, whose shrine attracted pilgrims. The Early English parish church of St. Mary (which has many later additions) has a crypt beneath. Once thought to be Anglo-Saxon, it is now recognised as being of the same period as the medieval chapel above.

A notable institution is Aylesbury Grammar School which was founded in 1598. The original building is now part of the County Museum buildings in Church Street.

The town's population has doubled since the 1960s due to new housing developments, including many London overspill housing estates, built to ease pressure on the capital, and to move people from crowded inner city slums to more favourable locations. Indeed Aylesbury, to a greater extent than many English market towns, saw substantial areas of its own heart demolished in the 1950s/1960s as 16th-18th century houses were pulled down to make way for commercial developments.

The town centre has many pubs and bars, along with some nightclubs, and Friday and Saturday nights can be lively.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, a new £42 million theatre, with 1,200 seat auditorium, opened in October 2010.  In addition to this, the surrounding area is being redeveloped as part of the £100 million Waterside project.

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Ashford car Hire

Pluckley Post Office  Ashford Kent, TN26 1997
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Ashford is a town in the borough of Ashford in kent, England.   In 2005 it was voted the fourth-best place to live in the United Kingdom, lying on the Great Stour River and near the M20 motorway.

Ashford is a market town and for centuies has been the communication hub for all the surrounding villages. The town lies on the eastern edge of the ancient forest of "Andredsweald", and is not too far from London. Thus Shakespeare had a character who originated from Ashford. 

 Ashford’s importance as a growing agricultural and market town was confirmed in 1243 when it was incorporated, and by the end of the 16th century it had risen to become an important market town, primarily for livestock. The market was held in the High Street until 1856 when local farmers and businessmen relocated to Elwick Road and formed a market company that claims to be the oldest surviving registered company in England and Wales. There is still a regular street market in the town, although the market company has relocated outside the town and is used by some 5,000 farmers.

Parts of the parish church date from the 13th century but was substantially restored in the 15th century with many alterations since. In 1638 a free grammar school was founded here, it was built on the churchyard’s west side, and remained there until 1846, now used as a museum. 

 Ashford is a modern little town with a hint of medieval charm.  If you're coming into Ashford and need a rental car to get around in, or visit the surrounding villages, find some great deals at Ashford Car Hire.

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Aberdeen Car Hire

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Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populated city and the United Kingdom's 29th most populated city, with a population of approximately 220,420.

The city is nicknamed: Granite City, the Grey City, and the Silver City with the Golden sands. During the mid 18th - 20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which sparkled in the sun due to a high mica content.  The city also has a long sandy coastline.  The city is full of history as it has been settled for the last 8000 years at least.

Aberdeen city was dubbed as "the one to watch" with its rapid growing economy, size and oil reserves.    Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom competition a record-breaking ten times, and hosts the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, a major international event which attracts up to 1000 of the most talented young performing arts companies. It was named the 54th most liveable city in the World.

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