Crawley is a lively town in west Sussex and is on the doorstep of Gatwick Airport. Arranging car hire in Crawley will enable you to get around and see the sights, as well as venture further afield and explore the surrounding area...
Pick up your rental car in Crawley from a downtown location that's convenient for you and you are free to travel around.
Begin your visit by wandering around the historic high street. Dominated by medieval buildings, it won't take you long to realise that Crawley is full of history. There is a traditional market held every week on the high street where you can browse stalls selling fruit and vegetables, clothing and handmade gifts.
Stop off at the K2 Sports and Leisure Centre to unwind or to take part in some exercise. With an Olympic-sized swimming pool and sports to get involved in like badminton, football, squash, judo and trampolining, active types won't want to miss out.
Crawley has numerous green, open spaces to walk, run or cycle around. Tilgate Park is a public park with 400 acres of greenery, a golf course and a nature centre.
If you rent a car in Crawley, you can visit the region at your own pace. And there are some fantastic places near Crawley for a family day out...
If you fancy taking the kids to a theme park, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures are both less than 50 minutes away from Crawley.
Alternatively, Ashdown Forest, home to Winnie the Pooh, is a 35-minute drive away. Visit Pooh Sticks Bridge and the memorial plaque dedicated to A.A Milne and E.H Shepard, as well as scenery that influenced the books.
Royal Tunbridge Wells is a historic spa town and less than 50 minutes from Crawley. A beautiful town, Tunbridge Wells has plenty to offer visitors, from its castles, ancient churches, shops, and of course - spas!
The seaside town of Brighton is a 30-minute drive from Crawley. It has many attractions along the beachfront and is great for dining, nightlife and shopping. Being so close to Crawley, a day out in Brighton is not to be missed.
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