Cheapest car hire in Mansfield
*daily rates in Mansfield based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Mansfield
- The name Mansfield comes from the name of the valley where the city is located, the Maun Valley
- It’s the second biggest settlement in Nottinghamshire
- Mansfield is the only local authority to have a mayor elected by the public
- Traditionally founded on textiles and coal, the city has suffered through economic decline in the last few decades
- It was the home of Mansfield Ales, once the biggest selling beer in the UK
Mansfield Mini Guide
What can you Tell me About Mansfield?
It’s a shadow of its former glory these days but millions is being spent on urban renewal. The city dates back to at least the time of the Romans and the city’s museum documents its transformation over the millennia. Today it’s promoting itself as a cultural destination and has an entertaining science museum, several theatres and concert venues and a couple of notable art galleries. Its main claim to tourist fame these days is the proximity of Sherwood Forest to the city with its evergreen story of Robin Hood.
How do I get to Mansfield?
Several airports are within easy driving distance of Mansfield including East Midlands
, Birmingham and Luton
. It’s possible to get access to Mansfield from many overseas destinations including Europe and America from the airports. Once at any of the airports, National Express coaches offer a cheap way of accessing the city centre if you’re waiting to hire a car at your destination. Alternatively, car hire at Birmingham airport
, East Midlands or Luton offers excellent value if you prefer independant travel.
What is There to do and see in Mansfield?
In the city there’s not a huge amount to see and do apart from the Making It Discovery Centre which allows young children to get to grips with science and technology. The town museum has won several awards for the accessibility of its exhibits and it’s worth a couple of hours of your time, especially as entry is free. Take a trip out of Mansfield in your hire car to see Sherwood Forest, the haunt of Robin Hood. Whilst very commercialised these days, the forest is beautiful in places.
Latest Update from Mansfield:
- Fans of sixties music will want to be in the venue in Leeming Street in the centre of Mansfield on the 20th June for the tribute band 'Counterfeit Sixties'