Daily Car Hire Rates in Bracknell
*daily rates in Bracknell based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Bracknell Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The town of Bracknell is first mentioned in 932.
- It was then called Braccaheal.
- The name meant ‘Piece of land owned by Bracca’.
- The town is surrounded on two sides by extensive forests.
- It’s an important commuter town for London.
Bracknell Mini Guide
What’s so Special About Bracknell?
Bracknell is special because of its long and interesting history. Famous people connected with the town include Dick Turpin and Catherine of Aragon. The town has all the appearances of a modern one which is a dormitory town for London but whilst the name Bracknell has been around in different forms for over a thousand years it’s the fact that it covers the historic area of Easthampstead that makes it important. Here, Iron and Bronze Age people lived, worked and built defences.
How do I get to Bracknell?
Bracknell is easily reached by plane into Heathrow
and hiring a car, or by a short train or bus journey. You can hire a car from the airport to give you the flexibility of travelling around at your convenience there. Travelling by train, the town is just off the main Paddington to Penzance rail route and is about 50 minutes from Paddington.
So What Should I see When I get There?
Climb to the top of Caesar’s Camp for a stunning view out over the counties of Surrey and Berkshire. Visit the small museum there which tells you about the camp’s original inhabitants and which displays some of the artefacts found there. For a great day out, head for Easthamptead Park. Whilst now an imposing Victorian mansion, it was once a medieval hunting lodge built by royalty and whilst once the place where Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon was arranged, it was also her home whilst awaiting her divorce! If the weather's poor take the kids to Coral Reef, an indoor waterpark that's great funand is found on the road called Nine Mile Ride.
What can I do Nearby?
You aren’t far from Windsor so to continue your royal travels you could visit Windsor Castle, especially worthwhile now the tower has been reopened to the public. You’ve also got the beauty of the North Downs nearby which are great for walking and cycling.
Latest Update from Bracknell:
- The Bracknell half marathon later this month marks the start of a big program of fun and fitness events across Bracknell. Whether it's energetic like the marathon or simply working off a few calories on the trails over the downs, everyone is welcome to take part.
- Bracknell's newest attraction - 'Built It' has finally opened giving children of all ages a chance to build parts of a real home under the expert guidance of qualified builders. It's certainly unusual but is proving popular.