Car hire Reading
Rent a car in Reading and explore everything this busy Berkshire town has to offer
Renting a car in Reading can be arranged by simply clicking on and completing the form on the left. Why not continue reading to find out how our having a car can help you discover the fascinating destination of Reading?
The town of Reading is found in the Royal County of Berkshire, in the south of England. Located in the Thames Valley where the River Thames meets the River Kennet, its distance from London makes it a convenient place to pick up a hire car for exploring the Greater London area. It is almost 40 miles to the west of London and is handy for the M4 motorway.
Today, Reading is a modern commuter town with a thriving commercial sector which has an emphasis on IT and insurance businesses. Historically, the roots of Reading go back to the 8th century and over the centuries there have been some eventful times here, including great activity during the Civil War and also the 1688 Revolution. In the 19th century, the town grew and prospered as a result of the railways, and new industries such as brewing, seed growing and baking businesses thrived.
Modern Reading is considered a good retail centre, serving the shopping needs of the Thames Valley. The University of Reading plays a prominent role in the life of the city and ensures a young local population mix. Many people know of Reading because of the eponymous Reading Music Festival which takes place annually.
Car Rental Reading
A stay in the Reading area is greatly improved if you have your own car as the county is quite large and the numerous attractions spread out. It is a good idea to make the central town of Reading your base, making it easy to reach the many interesting things to see and do.
Reading is situated in the county of Berkshire which offers real variety to visitors. As well as Reading, there are large towns such as Slough, Maidenhead and Bracknell, but you will also discover quiet rural areas offering picturesque country drives through soft, rolling landscapes.
If you enjoy visiting castles, then this area will not disappoint you. A trip to Windsor Castle and Windsor Great Park will keep you busy for a day. Revel in the history and beauty of this ancient working castle where Queen Elizabeth II is still regularly in attendance.
The freedom and flexibility that a hire car gives, makes discovering new places so much more fun. Another grand residence nearby is Highclere Castle, the majestic setting for the famous 'Downton Abbey' TV series. A visit to Highclere will be made simpler if you have a car as it is tucked away down pretty country lanes not far from Newbury, just off the M4 motorway.
The Reading area takes its children's activities seriously. Legoland in Windsor is a top attraction, offering fun days out for all the family. Fortunately, Budget keeps its services cheap, leaving more spending money available for excursions. For families with plenty of energy to burn off, take a drive to Bracknell where the popular Look Out Discovery Centre offers stimulating and exciting days out.
Sports fans are faced with rich pickings in the Reading and Berkshire area. A flutter on the horses is possible in this green and rolling countryside, so take your pick from the race courses at Royal Ascot and Newbury. For football and rugby fans the Madejski Stadium in Reading is home to Reading Football Club and London Irish Rugby Club.
Golf is a popular pastime in the Reading area, and with cheap car hire you can easily carry your clubs around with you to the numerous courses. We supply a variety of vehicles in differing sizes, so if you are travelling in a group or there are just a couple of you, they will have rental cars to suit. If you get the urge to whack a ball, Berkshire is home to the famous Sunningdale Golf Club near Slough, and also Temple Golf Club, near Hurley.
So, to keep costs low, why not discover the many joys of the Reading area from behind the wheel of a comfortable rental car?
Our station in Reading:
Train Station Meet & Greet
45 Caversham Road
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 959 7029
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