Rent a car in Northampton and you'll be able to take advantage of the town's great road links and explore the huge variety of things to see and do...
Northampton is a vibrant town with plenty to do by day and once the sun has gone down. However, it is its easy access to outlying areas that makes it a great base for exploring. Showcasing beautiful scenery, traditional market towns and plenty of attractions, the county is brimming with places to visit, so it's well worth considering car hire in Northampton.
Pick up your hire car from downtown locations and ensure you pre-book to get the best prices.
History buffs will enjoy visiting Northampton's selection of museums, including the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum and Granddad's Attics Museum. Additionally, the fascinating Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the remaining round churches in the country, while St Peter's Church dates back to 1150 and showcases ancient carvings.
If you want to spend time in the great outdoors, then Abington Park is one of Northampton's oldest parks. Here you can enjoy country walks, a lake, a garden for the blind and Abington Park Museum. During the summer, events can be enjoyed at the bandstand.
Those looking for a day of retail therapy won't be disappointed by the town's selection of high street stores and there are also plenty of places to eat and drink when you fancy a break.
The surrounding county of Northamptonshire and further afield is brimming with things to see and places to go in your hire car. Here are some options...
The impressive Rockingham Castle is a great family day out and features activities to keep the kids entertained such as a quiz and Eye Spy booklet. The fabulous grounds are great for exploring and events are put on throughout the year.
For a truly unique day out, and located in the middle of the countryside, why not consider llama trekking? While you can't actually ride the animals, they can carry your rucksack strapped to their back while you explore the peaceful countryside with these gentle animals. You can choose from an on-farm trek or a half-day experience. And located just 15 minutes away in Towcester, there's no excuse not to go!
Adrenaline junkies, on the other hand, may prefer a day out at Silverstone with a driving experience. Jump into a Ferrari, feel the thrill of zipping off in the Hypersonic or jump into a Lotus and enjoy the thrill of the racing track. Motor racing at Silverstone is also located in Towcester.
Located slightly further away (around 25 minutes from Northampton) is Wicksteed Park. This boasts 150 acres of parkland with 30 rides for the kids (and adults!) to enjoy, a lake, large playgrounds and a narrow gauge railway.
Staffordshire is around 90 minutes away and it is here that you will find Alton Towers. A great day out for young and old alike, here you will find thrilling rides such as The Smiler, Air, TH13TEEN and The Blade. There is also a waterpark, spa and plenty of eateries located around the park.