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When you book car rental in Mansfield with TravelSupermarket you can take in the many local attractions at your own pace...
Located midway up the oval-shaped county of Nottinghamshire, close to the borders of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire and within a short drive of the Leeds-London motorway - the M1 - Mansfield is a great base for travels around England's North and Midlands regions.
With a history dating back to Roman times and the attractive Market Place at the heart of town, this unofficial mini city has much to offer to visitors so it's worth staying a while. It's a lively and friendly destination, with many events taking place throughout the year, and there are plenty of places to eat, drink and let your hair down of an evening.
In the centre of town is Mansfield Museum, which presents a fascinating glimpse into the area's past. The attraction also features a fun hands-on area called XplorActive, which encourages children to study the environment. Also in the town centre is the Making It! Discovery Centre, where little inventors love to spend time.
A 15-minute drive from Mansfield are the neighbouring attractions of Wheelgate Adventure Park, a theme park for young children, and the White Post Farm Centre, which offers a fun rural experience for all the family throughout the year.
Newstead Abbey is also only 15 minutes by road from Mansfield. The former home of poet Lord Byron is a splendid example of time-worn grandeur; the gardens are also a work of art.
Arrange Mansfield car rental in advance to save money. You can pre-book your vehicle by entering your requirements into TravelSupermarket's search tool and selecting the best deal for you. The rest is just as easy: simply collect your car at a convenient location in downtown Mansfield and be on your way.
When you book car hire, Mansfield becomes a starting point for travels around England...
Mansfield is an ideal location for fans of Robin Hood, the mysterious outlaw of English folklore who robbed the rich to give to the poor. Portrayed on the silver screen by Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Errol Flynn, and turned into a fox by Disney, the tale of Robin Hood is known around the world. The origins of this hero in green tights are hotly debated, but most would agree that Sherwood Forest and Nottingham play starring roles in the tales. You can drive to the forest in around 20 minutes from Mansfield, while the city of Nottingham is just 35 minutes by road to the south of the town. Both offer exciting glimpses of the time-honoured legend.
Head into the glorious Peak District National Park during your stay - it takes only 45 minutes to reach Bakewell from Mansfield, which has its own legend: the scrumptious Bakewell Pudding. The town sits in the Derbyshire Dales, in the lower section of the peaks, though it won't take long to travel a little further and be completely submerged in the raw beauty of this region. The grand stately home and grounds of Chatsworth House are also in this area and well worth a visit.
Thrill-seekers will fancy a drive of a little over an hour to reach the rides at Alton Towers, Britain's most popular theme park, while family fun is also close at hand at the Heights of Abraham, which is a 40-minute drive west of Mansfield. Here, cable cars soar above the ground while tours take you beneath it to see the maze of caves. The attraction is located in Matlock Bath, which is also home to Gulliver's Kingdom theme park.