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Customer questions about Northampton car hire

Hi, I am looking for the cheapest price you can do for car rental from tomorrow until monday morning with 2 drivers in Northampton?

Hi, I'd be happy to quote for you here, I just need to know pick up dates / times to check this. I will try to find an offer with a free additional driver for you also.

Hello, I am looking to hire a BMW 3 series convertible for a wedding next year in March, but you dont have any listed, is this something you do or dont do?

Hello, we are unable to confirm a specific make and model of car, however looking at our premium cars in Northampton we do show the BMW 3 series, 5 series, Mercedes C and E Class, however we are not currently showing any convertibles. It may be a little cold in March for a convertible anyway!

Northampton Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Northampton is the third largest town in the UK which does not have city status.
  • It is also the most populated town in England which is not recognised as a unitary authority.
  • Most people in Northampton today work in financial services.
  • The New Towns Commission guided the expansion of Northampton in the 1970s.
  • Northampton experiences a maritime climate.

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Northampton Mini Guide

Tell me About Northampton
Northampton is a market town in the East Midlands, England. It is 108km north of London and 80km south east of Birmingham. The rail link and motorway to London have made it popular for commuters. The town used to be well known for the manufacture of boots and shoes, until engineering took over as the main industry. Today, only two specialist shoemakers remain in the town.

How can I get There?
The town is easily accessible by car, using the M1 from London or the M6 from Birmingham. Rail services are also available from these cities. National Express provides long distance coach services to most towns in England. From further afield, you can also fly into Birmingham or Luton Airport. You can use the local bus service to get around the town from Greyfriars Bus Station.

Northampton

What is There to see?
Northampton has a number of listed buildings you can see. 78 Derngate is a Georgian townhouse, with the interior designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his only commission outside of Scotland. For something completely different see the National Lift Tower, nicknamed Northampton Lighthouse as it is a dominant feature in the town and a long way from the sea!

What Else can I do?
Take a trip to Abington Park, walk through the gardens and see how the locals used to live, at the museum. There is also a costume collection on display there. If you are interested in the town’s history you can visit the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, there is a shoe collection with footwear from around the world and you can find out about the history of shoes. Want to shop? In the centre of town you will find the Market Square where there is a traditional market held most days, some days specialising in antiques or art, find all your bargains there.

What About Night Time?
You can go and see the latest production at the Derngate or Royal Theatre on Guildhall Road or if you like world cinema and art-house films, go to the Forum. Alternatively if you want to see live music, head for The Roadmender, a local music venue for touring bands.

Does the Town Have any Special Events?
The Riverside Festival is held in August celebrating the River Nene that runs through the town. At Becket’s Park you can take a boat trip or try water zorbing and watch the battle re-enactments or join in a craft workshop. Also in August look to the skies as the Northampton Balloon Festival is a spectacular sight.

Latest Update from Northampton:

20/04/13- From the 13th to the 15th June you can enjoy a bit of culture at Althorp's Literary Festival. Tickets are £15 an event or £40 for the four daily events and you'll find yourself inspired, uplifted and better informed after you leave.

Driving in Northampton

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Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire and was built along the banks of the River Nene. In the 1960s Northampton experienced a rapid increase in population. Today more than 185,000 people live there and in the past they were employed in a number of roles such as engineering and the manufacture of food and clothes.

Today public administration is a larger source of employment. Northampton is located around 105 kilometres to the north west of London and 80 kilometres to the south east of Birmingham. Some major companies such as Coca Cola and Schweppes have bases in Northampton.

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