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

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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. 

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


Author: Kevin Hall+

Essex Car Hire

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Essex is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  It is one of the home counties located northeast of the city of London.  It borders the counties of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent to the south and London to the southwest.

Sections of the county closer to London are part of the Metropolitan Green Belt, which prohibits development. It is the location of the regionally significant Lakeside Shopping Centre and London Stansted Airport; and the new towns of Basildon and Harlow. The M25 and M11 motorway both cross the county in the extreme south and west, linking those parts of the county with Kent, Hertfordshire and Cambridge.

The A127 and A13 trunk roads are important radial routes connecting London and the M25 to the south of Essex. The A12 runs across the county from the south west to the north east and not only carries traffic within Essex but also traffic between London and Suffolk, east Norfolk and the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich.

Over 14,000 buildings have listed status in the county, and around 1000 of those are recognised as of Grade I or II importance.  The buildings range from the 7th century Saxon church of St Peter-on-the-Wall, to the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.

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



Author: Kevin Hall+

Epsom Car Hire

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Epsom is a town in the borough of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey, England. The town is located 16 miles (26 km) south-south-west of Charing Cross, within the Greater London Urban Area. The town lies on the chalk downland in the valley of Epsom Downs, and is home to the eponymous racecourse, which holds the world-famous Epsom Derby every year.

Owing partly to its position in the London commuter belt allowing easy access to the Greater London conurbation to the north and the rolling Surrey countryside to the south, the borough of Epsom and Ewell was named in August 2005 by Channel 4's Location, Location, Location as the "Best Place to Live" in the United Kingdom, and ranked at numbers 8 and 3 in subsequent years.

Epsom and Ewell was ranked in the top ten of the Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2011. 

The A24 passes through the centre of the town and the M25 motorway can be joined at Junction 9 Leatherhead, via the A24 south. The B280 runs from Epsom (West Hill) through Malden Rushett (A243) to Oxshott. 

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



Author: Kevin Hall+

Enniskillen Car Hire

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Enskillen is a town in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.  It is located almost exactly in the centre of the county between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne.  In the 2001 census it had a population of around 13,599.

As with the rest of the British Isles, Enniskillen experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters.

The town has many places of interest including the Ardhowen thatre, Castle Coole, Cole's monument, Enniskillen Castle and many more. 

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

 

Author: Kevin Hall+

Enfield Car Hire

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The London Borough of Enfield is a London borough in north London, England.  It borders the London Boroughs of Barnet, Haringey and Waltham Forest, the districts of Hertsmere, Welwyn Hatfield and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, and Epping Forest in Essex.

In 2007, Enfield Town centre completed a major redevelopment project under the name PalaceXchange while retaining the Palace Gardens Shopping Centre. An extension was added to the existing retail area with many new shops, and a second multi-story car park was built along with a new road layout.

A major redevelopment of Edmonton Green including the shopping centre, and adjacent municipal housing over a wide area, started in 1999.  This is still on-going, and provides new housing, health facilities, a new leisure centre, a supermarket, and many other civic features. 

Many local activities are located around the A10 road which has a number of large retail outlets and a large multiplex Cineworld cinema.  The borough contains the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture.  Other museums include Forty Hall Manor and the garden exhibitions at Capel Manor, Myddleton House  and the Whitewebbs Museum of Transport.

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

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





Author: Kevin Hall+

Elgin Car Hire

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Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. The town originated to the south of the River Lossie on the higher ground above the flood plain.

The modern town straddles the River Lossie, with the suburbs of Bishopmill to the north and New Elgin to the south. Permo-Triassic rocks, rare in Scotland, are commonly found around Elgin.

Elgin's climate is temperate maritime, with cool summers and relatively mild winters due to its proximity to the sea. Rainfall is quite low as it is in the rain shadow of mountains to the west and southwest.

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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin,_Moray





Author: Kevin Hall+

Edinburgh Car Hire

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Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and the seat of the Scottish Parliament.  It is the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom.  The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 78 km2 rural area.  Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea.

The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the unique character of the Medieval Old Town and the planned Georgian New Town.  There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city.  In May 2010, it had a total of 40 conservation areas covering 23% of the building stock and 23% of the population, the highest such ratios of any major city in the UK.

In 2011, the population was estimated at 495,360.

The city hosts the annual Edinburgh Festival, a group of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks beginning in early August. The number of visitors attracted to Edinburgh for the Festival is roughly equal to the settled population of the city.

Edinburgh attracts over 1 million overseas visitors a year, making it the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom.

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

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



Author: Kevin Hall+

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Eastbourne Car Hire

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Eastbourne is a large town and borough in East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, on the south coast of England between Brighton and Hastings. The town is situated at the eastern end of the chalk South Downs alongside the high cliff at Beachy Head. The modern town emerged in the early 19th century as a seaside resort, assisted by the arrival of the railway in 1849, and developed a spacious, regular layout.

The sheltered position of the main town behind the cliff contributes to Eastbourne's title of sunniest place in Great Britain. The town’s reputation for health and sea breezes was a factor leading to the establishment of many private boarding schools in the 19th century.

Although Eastbourne has some industrial trading estates, it is essentially a seaside resort and derives its main income from tourism, an element of which includes the provision of English language courses for overseas students. 

Its facilities include four theatres, numerous parks, a bandstand and museums. The focus of the tourism trade is the 6 km of shingle beach, lined with a seafront of hotels and guest houses.  Eastbourne Pier, built in 1865, is a symbol of Eastbourne and today houses amusement arcades, a nightclub and a public house.  It has a rare, working camera obscura. 

The town has an estimated population of 98,673 as of 2011. The town's climate, quiet charm and elegance have contributed to its popularity as a retirement destination and the number of resident pensioners exceeds the national average.

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

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



Author: Kevin Hall+

East Kilbride Car Hire

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East Kilbride is a large suburban town in the South Lanarkshire council area, in the West Central Lowlands of Scotland. It is also designated as Scotland's first new town in 1947.

 The area lies on high ground on the south side of the Cathkin Braes, about 13 km southeast of Glasgow city centre and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire. The town's population are often referred to as East Kilbridians.

 The town is enclosed by the White Cart River to the west and the Rotten Calder to the east, the latter flowing northwards to join the River Clyde near Cambuslang. This area was previously the site of the small and historic village of East Kilbride, prior to its post-war development. The modern settlement serves both as a dormitory town for the city of Glasgow and maintains its own commercial centre.

 The town centre is occupied by a large shopping centre comprising 6 linked malls, developed in phases. The malls are known by local residents as "The Centre".

A £400m redevelopment of East Kilbride town centre was approved in 2006 by South Lanarkshire Council. The plan proposed demolishing some existing buildings to create a new civic centre, health centre, library and shopping facilities.  It would also see a "landmark" arts and culture complex with a 1,000-seat theatre, a 500-seat conference centre, a museum and a new town square. However the project has been indefinitely delayed.

East Kilbride is connected to Glasgow city centre by road and rail. Three main roads connect East Kilbride with surrounding suburbs and the city, one being the A727  leading west to Busby and on to Clarkston Toll. Another route being the A749 which runs north into Rutherglen. Recently, the addition of the Glasgow Southern Orbital road links the west of the town directly with Newton Mearns and the M77. 

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

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




Author: Kevin Hall+

Durham Car Hire

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Durham is a city in north east England. It is within the County Durham local government district, and is the county town of the larger ceremonial county. It lies to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland and to the north of Darlington.

Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle, both designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle has been the home of Durham University since 1832. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre.

By road, the A1(M), the modern incarnation of the ancient Great North Road, passes just to the east of the city.

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


Dungannon Car Hire

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Dungannon is a medium-sized town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.  It had a population of 11,139 in the 2001 Census. In August 2006, Dungannon won Ulster In Bloom's Best Kept Town Award for the fifth time.

An interesting feature of the town is the former police barracks at the top right-hand corner of the market square which is quite unlike any other barracks of a similar vintage in Ireland.  A popular but apocryphal story relates that the unusual design of this building is due to a mix-up with the plans in Dublin which meant Dungannon got a station designed for the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan and they got a standard Irish barracks, complete with a traditional Irish fireplace.

Dungannon Park is a seventy acre oasis centred round an idyllic still-water lake, with miles of pathways and views of the surrounding townland.

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

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

Dunedin Car Hire

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Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region.

The Dunedin urban area lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, surrounding the head of Otago Harbour. The harbour and hills around Dunedin are the remnants of an extinct volcano. The city suburbs extend out into the surrounding valleys and hills, onto the isthmus of the Otago Peninsula, and along the shores of the Otago Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.

The city's largest industry is tertiary education – Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's first university (1869), and the Otago Polytechnic. Students account for a large proportion of the population: 21.6 percent of the city's population was aged between 15 and 24 at the 2006 census, compared to the New Zealand average of 14.2 percent.

Dunedin is home to Baldwin Street, which, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the steepest street in the world. Its gradient is 1 in 2.9.

Dunedin has a substantial public art gallery, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, in the Octagon. The city contains numerous other galleries, including over a dozen dealer galleries.  There are also several more experimental art spaces, notably the Blue Oyster Gallery in Moray Place.

Dunedin is home to some fantastic tourist destinations such as Larnach castle, Cadbury World, The Fortune theatre, the Speight's Brewery and many others.

If you're in New Zealand's Scottish city and need a rental car, find some great deals through Dunedin Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major car rental brands to bring you the best rates and cars are the best way to get around Dunedin and New Zealand. 

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






Dundee Car Hire

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Dundee is the fourth-largest city in Scotland and the 38th most populous settlement in the United Kingdom. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea.  In mid-2008, the population of the City of Dundee was estimated to be 152,320.

 Today, Dundee is promoted as 'One City, Many Discoveries' in honour of Dundee's history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour.

Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom's digital-entertainment industry.  Dundee has two universities—the University of Dundee and the University of Abertay Dundee.

A £1,000,000,000 master plan to regenerate and to reconnect the Waterfront to the city centre which started in 2001 is expected to be completed within a 30 year period, with the Dundee Victoria & Albert Museum opening within 5.

Dundee is served by the A90 road which connects the city to the M90 and Perth in the west, and Forfar and Aberdeen in the north.  The part of the road that is in the city is a dual carriageway and forms the city's main bypass on its north side, known as the Kingsway.  East of the A90's Forfar Road junction, the Kingsway East continues as the A972, and meets the A92 at the Scott Fyffe roundabout.  Travelling east, the A92 connects the city to Arbroath and Montrose and to the south with Fife via the Tay Road Bridge.

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

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


Dumfries Car Hire

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Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland. It is near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth. Dumfries was the county town of the former county of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South.

 As with the rest of the British Isles and Scotland, Dumfries experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. It is one of the less snowy locations in Scotland owing to its sheltered, low lying position in the South West of the country.

Dumfries is linked to the Northbound A74 motorway at Beattock via the A701 road. The A75 road eastbound links Dumfries to the southbound A74, leading to the M6 motorway and Carlisle. The A75 road west links Dumfries with the ferry port of Stranraer. The A76 road connects to Kilmarnock in Ayrshire.

As the largest settlement in Southern Scotland, Dumfries is recognised as a centre for visiting surrounding points of interest such as John Paul Jones birthplace museum, Solway Coast, Sweetheart Abbey Mabie Forest and many others. 

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



Dumbarton Car Hire

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Dumbarton is a town and burgh which is the administrative centre of the council area of West Dunbartonshire, and formerly of the historic county of Dunbartonshire, in the West-Central Lowlands of Scotland.

 The town lies on the north bank of the River Clyde where the River Leven flows into the Clyde estuary. As of 2006, the town had an estimated population of 19,990.

 Dumbarton emerged from the 19th century as a centre for shipbuilding, glassmaking, and whisky production. However these industries have since declined, or demised altogether, and Dumbarton today increasingly functions as a commuter town for the major City of Glasgow which is 13 miles (21 km) east-southeast.

Dumbarton is situated on the main A82 road, linking Glasgow to the western Scottish Highlands. Dumbarton is a short distance from Balloch pier, where cruises can be taken on Loch Lomond.

If you're in Dumbarton and need a rental car, find some great deals through Dumbarton 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/Dumbarton

Dudley Car Hire

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Dudley is a large town in the West Midlands county of England, and the administrative centre of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Dudley.  At the 2001 census , the Dudley Urban Sub-Area had a population of 194,919, making it the one of the largest settlements in England, the second largest town in the United Kingdom behind Reading, and the largest UK settlement without its own university.

The town is home to Dudley Zoo, and the Black Country Living Museum. Visitors to the museum may also take a narrowboat trip from the adjacent canal, through the Dudley Tunnel. The ruined Dudley Castle is within the grounds of the zoo, and there is an extensive wooded ridge that runs north from the castle.

Dudley is served by main roads which give a direct route to neighbouring towns. The longest of these roads are the B4176 (which runs to Wombourne, Bridgnorth and Telford) and the A461 (which passes through Wednesbury and Walsall, finally reaching Lichfield).

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


Dublin Car Hire

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Dublin is the capital and most populated city of Ireland. Dublin is situated near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and the centre of the Dublin Region.

It is a historical and contemporary cultural centre for the country, as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry.

Dublin is situated at the mouth of the River Liffey and encompasses a land area of approximately 115 km2. It is bordered by a low mountain range to the south and surrounded by flat farmland to the north and west. The Liffey divides the city in two between the Northside and the Southside.

 Dublin has many landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, which was first founded as a major defensive work on the orders of King. One of Dublin's newest monuments is the Spire of Dublin, or officially titled "Monument of Light"

Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city, with 97% of city residents living within 300 metres of a park area. Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city, with 97% of city residents living within 300 metres of a park area.

The road network in Ireland is primarily focused on Dublin. The M50 motorway, a semi-ring road which runs around the south, west and north of the city, connects important national primary routes to the rest of the country.

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

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


Dubbo Car Hire

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Dubbo is a city in the Orana Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest population centre in the Orana region, with a population of 32,327 and serves an estimated catchment of 130,000.

 Dubbo is located at the intersection of the Mitchell, Newell and Golden highways. It is located 303 km north-west of the state capital Sydney (400 km by road).

 Dubbo is a major road and rail freight hub to other parts of New South Wales. It is considered the cross-roads of New South Wales. It is linked by national highways north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Broken Hill and Adelaide.

Tourism is also a significant local industry. Dubbo features the open-range Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which is home to various species of endangered animals, including the White, Black and Indian Rhinoceros', and runs a successful breeding program for a number of endangered species. The zoo is home to numerous specimens from around the world in spacious open-range moat enclosures, grouped according to their continent of origin. Other town attractions include the historic Dundullimal Homestead and the historic Old Dubbo Gaol in the middle of the commercial centre of Macquarie Street. The recently opened Western Plains Cultural Centre includes four gallery exhibition spaces, two Museum exhibition spaces and a Community Arts Centre.

Dubbo has several fine examples of Victorian civic architecture including the Courthouse , the Lands Office with its use of timber and corrugated iron cladding, and the railway station.  Towards the centre of the city the older residential areas contain numerous examples of red brick houses built in the "California Bungalow" style of the early 20th century, together with Victorian terraced houses and a few Edwardian semi-detached homes.

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


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



Dover Car Hire

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Dover  is a town and major ferry port in the county of Kent, in South East England.  It lies across the narrowest part of the English Channel facing France, situated south-east of Canterbury; east of Kent's administrative capital Maidstone; and north-east along the coastline from Dungeness and Hastings.  The town is the administrative centre of the Dover District and home of the Dover Calais ferry through the Port of Dover.

The surrounding chalk cliffs have become known as the White Cliffs of Dover, and the narrow sea passage nearby – the Strait of Dover. Services related to the Port of Dover provide a great deal of the town’s employment, as does tourism

Dover’s main communications artery, the A2 road replicates two former routes, connecting the town with Canterbury.   The other main roads, travelling west and east, are the A20 to Folkestone and thence to London and the A258 through Deal to Sandwich..

If you're in Dover, coming in on the ferry, or leaving via the ferry and need a rental car, find some great deals through Dover Car Hire.  They've gathered together all the major suppliers to bring you the best rates.

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


Dorchester Car Hire

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Dorchester is the county topwn of Dorset, England.  It's a historic market town that lies on the banks of the River Frome in the Frome Valley.

 Dorchester is noted as being home and inspiration to the author Thomas Hardy, whose novels Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge were both based on the town.

The estimated population in 2010 was around 18,200. Poundbury is the well-known western extension of the town, constructed on Duchy of Cornwall land  according to urban village principles since 1993. Being developed over 25 years, it will eventually be composed of four phases with a total of 2,500 dwellings and a population of about 6,000.

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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorchester,_Dorset


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Doncaster Car Hire

Doncaster Skyline
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Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire, England.  The town is approximately 32 km from Sheffield and is commonly referred to as "Donny".

Doncaster has an international airport, and in recent years its centre has undergone regeneration including the development of an Education City campus, currently the largest education investment of its kind in the UK.

Doncaster has also recently extended the Frenchgate Centre, a shopping centre and transport interchange.  Over the few years the Doncaster Lakeside, which is home to the Doncaster Rovers ground has undergone major development.  With the opening of the Lakeside Village, a major retail outlet with some 45 retail shops and restaurants, the area is becoming more attractive to tourists.

In the 2001 census the area of Doncaster had a population of just under 68,000 people. Doncaster has a maritime climate, lacking in extreme temperatures, as with the rest of the British Isles. The town lies at a low elevation in the Don valley, in the lee of the Pennines, and inland from the North sea, meaning daytime summer temperatures are no lower than parts of South East England, despite the more northerly location.

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



Didcot Car Hire

Centrum Didcot
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Didcot is a town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, approximately 10 miles south of Oxford.

 Didcot is now home to around 24,500 people. The new town centre, The Orchard Centre, was opened in August 2005.   Didcot has been designated as one of the three major growth areas in Oxfordshire; the Ladygrove development is set to double the number of dwellings in the town since construction began in the late 1980s to the north and east of the railway line on the former marshland.

 The development will contain much needed sports facilities as Didcot is currently amongst the poorest provided towns in Oxfordshire for leisure facilities. In 2008 a new £8 million arts and entertainment centre, Cornerstone, opened next to the Orchard Centre. It contains exhibition and studio spaces, a cafe and a 236 seat auditorium.

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



Monday, 23 July 2012

Devonport Car Hire

Devonport Center Street
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Devonport is a city in the northwestern part of Tasmania, Australia, situated at the mouth of the Mersey River. Along with the slightly smaller city of Burnie, Devonport is the major regional centre of the northwestern part of the state.

The main CBD is on the west side of the Mersey River and includes a pedestrian mall, cinema, speciality stores, chain stores and the Quality Gateway Hotel. Local restaurants include Dannebrog Cafe Bar & Grill, Bellas, Sharkies, Indian Affair and La Pisa. The former Devonport Hospital is now being considered to be transformed into over fifty apartments.

 Devonport has mild to warm summers and cold winters with high humidity (about 70%) all year round. Most days from January to March average 20 °C to 25 °C with sunshine almost every day, the warmest and driest days can pass 30 °C but the humid air from the bass straight often prevents extreme heatwaves. Winters are more overcast with more rainfall with July and August being the wettest months of the year. September to December usually has overcast and windy weather.

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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonport,_Tasmania


Derry Car Hire

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Derry or Londonderry is the second-biggest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-biggest city on the island of Ireland.

 The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. The city now covers both banks (Cityside on the west and Waterside on the east). The city district also extends to rural areas to the southeast. Derry is the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe.

Derry is renowned for its architecture. This can be primarily ascribed to the formal planning of the historic walled city of Derry at the core of the modern city. This is centred on the Diamond with a collection of late Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian buildings maintaining the gridlines of the main thoroughfares  to the City Gates. St Columb's Cathedral does not follow the grid pattern reinforcing its civic status. This Church of Ireland Cathedral was the first post-Reformation Cathedral built for an Anglican church. The construction of the Roman Catholic St Eugene's Cathedral in the Bogside in the 19th-century was another major architectural addition to the city.

The city's night-life is mainly centred on the weekend, with several bars and clubs providing "student nights" during the weekdays. Waterloo Street and the Strand Road are central to the City's nightlife. Waterloo Street is a steep street lined with various pubs, both Irish traditional and modern.

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

Derby Car Hire

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Derby is a city in the East Midlands region of England,  It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is located in the south of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. In the 2001 census, the population of the city was 233,700, whilst that of the Derby Urban Area was 229,407.

Derby has also become a significant cultural centre for the deaf community in the British. Many deaf people move to Derby because of its strong sign language-using community. It is estimated that the deaf population in Derby is at least three times higher than the national average, and that only London has a larger deaf population.
Pickford's House Museum was built by architect Joseph Pickford in 1770. It was his home and business headquarters. Derby Museum and Art Gallery shows paintings by Joseph Wright, as well as fine Royal Crown Derby porcelain, natural history, local regiments and archaeology.

The skyline of the inner city changed in 1968 when the inner ring road with its two new crossings of the River Derwent was built. The route of the ring road went through the St. Alkmund's Church and its Georgian churchyard, the only Georgian square in Derby. Both were demolished to make way for the road

The city has extensive transport links with other areas of the country. The M1 motorway passes about 16 km to the east of the city, linking Derby southwards to the London area and northwards to Sheffield and Leeds. Other major roads passing through or near Derby include the A6 (historically the main route from London to Carlisle, also linking to Leicester and Manchester), A38 (Bodmin to Mansfield via Bristol and Birmingham), A50 (Warrington to Leicester via Stoke-on-Trent), A52 (Newcastle-under-Lyme to Mablethorpe, including Brian Clough Way linking Derby to Nottingham) and A61 (Derby to Thirsk via Sheffield and Leeds).

The annual open-air concert at Darley Park is one of the biggest free concerts of its kind. It is one of many performances given throughout the year by Sinfonia ViVA, a professional chamber orchestra based in Derby. The Derby Jazz group caters for the jazz interest in the city and is regarded as one of the UK's leading live jazz organisations.

The Friar Gate area contains clubs and bars, making it the centre of Derby's nightlife. Derby is also well provided with pubs.

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





Daventry Car Hire

High Street Daventry c2005
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Daventry is a market town  in Northamptonshire, England. In 2001 it's population sat at around 22,300 people. 

 The town comprises a historic market centre surrounded by much modern housing and light industrial development. On the edge of the town centre is the popular Daventry Country Park and reservoir, just east of the A425.

A street market is held every Tuesday and Friday in High Street, although its original site was on the aptly named Market Square. On the first Saturday of each month a farmers' market is held in High Street.  The local weekly newspaper, the Daventry Express, is nicknamed 'The Gusher', after the steam engine that used to serve the town. Nearby places to Daventry include: Rugby, Southam, Banbury, Northampton, Coventry, Norton Weedon and Woodford.

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



Sunday, 22 July 2012

Dartford Car Hire

Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, Dartford, England - Feb 2009
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Dartford is the principal town in the borough of Dartford.  It is situared in the northwest of Kent, England, 26 km east south-east of London's CBD.

The town centre is situated in a valley through which the River Darent flows, and where the old road from London to Dover crossed,  In 2001 Dartford's population was around 85,900.

Within the town boundaries there are several distinct areas: the town centre around the parish church and along the High Street; the Joyce Green area; Temple Hill estate constructed in 1927; the Brent; Fleet Downs; as well as two important areas of open space and several industrial estates. The open spaces are Central Park alongside the river; and Dartford Heath.

Dartford has two major buildings concerned with performance art.  The Orchard Theatre, located in the town centre, is a fully professional theatre, providing audiences with a large range of drama, dance, music and entertainment.  The Mick Jagger Centre  in Shepherds Lane was completed in 2000 and provides facilities for community arts across a wide region.  The local museum in Market Street is housed in the same building as the library.  Central Park is a formal park in the town centre.  It comprises 110,000 m2 of land.

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


Darlington Car Hire

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Darlington is a market town in the borough of Darlington, part of the ceremonial county of County Durham, in the North East of England.

It lies on the small River Skerne, a tributary of the River Tees, not far from the main river.  It is the main population centre in the borough, with a population of 97,838 as of 2001.  The town owes much of its development to the influence of local Quaker families during the Victorian era, and it is famous as the location of the world's first passenger railway.

The Civic Theatre is a popular arts venue in the town, hosting a mix of musicals, dramas, plays and pantomimes. The smaller but well-used Arts Centre, founded in 1982, features smaller events, film screenings and more experimental material.

Darlington town centre has built a strong focus on independent shopping, giving a breathing space from the usually high street national stores and introducing a varied and popular shopping experience. Grange Road has a number of expensive and attractive designer stores, Duke Street houses art galleries and restaurants and nestled between the two is Skinnergate, which holds the greatest variety of interesting and original stores.

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



Dandenong Car Hire

Dandenong Ranges
Dandenong Ranges
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Dandenong is a suburb and major urban centre in metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Situated on Dandenong Creek and mostly flat land at the foothills of Mount Dandenong.

Central Dandenong had a population of 16,729 in the 2006 census, while the City of Greater Dandenong has an estimated population of 137,600.

It began as a township in 1852 and at the turn of the 20th century was an important regional city with its own suburbs.  During the mid 20th century it became a major metropolitan manufacturing and commercial area and conurbation of Greater Melbourne.  A Business district, the former town centre, covers much of its area and is one of the largest in Greater Melbourne.

It is served by the Monash Freeway as well as several other major arterial roads. Eastlink also passes near the suburb.  

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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandenong,_Victoria



Cumbernauld Car Hire

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Cumbernauld is a scottish new town in North Lanarkshire. It was created in 1956 as a population overspill for Glasgow City. It is the eighth most populous settlement in Scotland and the largest in North Lanarkshire.

After the Second World War Glasgow was suffering from chronic shortages of housing and poor housing conditions, particularly in areas such as the Gorbals. As a direct result the Clyde Valley Regional Plan 1946 allocated sites where satellite new towns were to be constructed to help alleviate the problem through an overspill agreement.

Nearby motorway links include the M8, M73, M74, M80, M876 and M9.

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



Croydon Car Hire

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Croydon is a large town in South London, England located within the London Borough of Croydon to which it gives its name.  It is situated 15.3 km south of Charing Cross.  The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 11 metropolitan centres in Greater London.

Croydon is located on a natural transport corridor between London and England's south coast, to the north of two gaps in the North Downs, one followed by the A23 Brighton Road through Purley and Merstham and the other followed by the A22 from Purley to the M25 Godstone interchange.

The town is expected to see changes under changed as part of Croydon Vision 2020, an urban planning initiative.

There are several arts venues. Foremost amongst these is the Fairfield Halls, opened in 1962, which consists of a large concert hall frequently used for BBC recordings, the Ashcroft Theatre and the Arnhem Gallery

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


Crewe Car Hire

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Crewe is a town in the area of Cheshire East and in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.  The last recorded population (2001) was over 67, 600.

 Crewe is perhaps best known as a large railway junction and home to Crewe Works, for many years a major railway engineering facility for manufacturing and overhauling locomotives, but now much reduced in size.   The Pyms Lane factory on the west of the town produces Bentley motor cars exclusively.

Crewe is on the A500, A530 and A534 roads, and is less than 16 km from the M6 motorway.

The grade-II-listed Edwardian Lyceum Theatre is in the centre of Crewe. It was built in 1911 and shows drama, ballet, opera, music, comedy and pantomime.

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