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Car hire in Braintree

Car hire in Braintree

Braintree is the main town in the Braintree District, located in Essex, England. The bustling market town is surrounded by green countryside and features some lovely historical buildings, giving it a quaint feel. Within driving distance of the city of London and the coast, hiring a car in Braintree gives you a lot of freedom.

What I need to know

You'll find a selection of different car hire options in Braintree, providing you with choice when it comes to price and the type of car you need. You can make comparing car hire deals easier by using our site, which will show you all the companies with vehicles available for your chosen date. We also don't charge credit card fees and provide 24/7 support.

Where to pick up my car

Each car rental provider has its own location, so you'll need to check where the pick-up points are at the time of booking. You can do this through our site as we'll give you a map view of Braintree, showing all of the available companies. This ensures you won't have to travel too far to pick up your car.

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Where to go

Braintree allows you to make the most of country life and city attractions, especially if you have a hire car to make travel simpler. Make the most of the great English outdoors by visiting Great Notley Country Park or learn about the area at Braintree District Museum. If you want a busier location, simply hop in your hire car.

Nearby Braintree

Around half an hour away from Braintree is the large historic town of Colchester. The A120 will get you there the quickest, allowing you to enjoy some time at Colchester Zoo or go back to ancient times at the Roman Circus Centre. There's a lot to do and you'll soon forget you aren't in a city.

Longer drives

Take a break from the countryside and enjoy the coast instead by driving an hour down the A130 to Southend-on-Sea. The busy seaside resort has a brilliant beach, adventure park, food and shopping, which are ideal during the warmer months of the year. Alternatively, you can drive into London via the A120 and M11.

Eating and drinking

You'll find plenty of local produce on the menu while in Braintree, as well as some well-known high street names. As well as glitzy eateries, you can embrace the vintage feel of the town by heading to one of the older inns or pubs, which serve up hearty meals.

Things to do

Braintree is still a market town and has a great street markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays that is well worth a visit. Here you'll be able to buy local food, as well as all the other items you'd hope to find at a market.

You might also want to take a trip to the Warner Textile Archive, which includes information and exhibitions of the textile industry in the area.


You can't turn your head in Braintree without seeing a pretty, historic building, so there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the vintage feel of the place. However, if you want a break from the town, make your way to Hatfield Forest which is the perfect place for a quiet stroll.


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