Car hire in Nuneaton
Car hire in Nuneaton
Located just a few miles off both the M6 and M69 motorways, the Warwickshire town of Nuneaton is right in the heart of the Midlands region, which makes it a well-connected base from which to explore the rest of the UK. Its nearest airport is Birmingham Airport (BHX), around 20 miles away.
What I need to know
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Where to pick up my car
There are multiple Nuneaton car rental suppliers dotted around the town, with several located conveniently close to the railway station and others located throughout the town centre. Nuneaton car hire outlets are also prevalent close to the A444, which is a major route through the town.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Thanks to its central location, from Nuneaton, the rest of the UK is your oyster. Head north to Sheffield, Manchester, the Lake District and Scotland, or drive south to explore London and the beautiful beaches of the south-west coast. Nuneaton itself also offers plenty to discover, with historic castles and fascinating museums.
Birmingham is a 30-minute drive from Nuneaton, with its shops, museums and culture providing a great day out. Chocolate lover's paradise Cadbury World is a 45-minute drive away, along with Bournville, the village built to house the confectionery factory's workers. Only 25 minutes' away by car is Rugby, where you can tour the public school where the much-loved sport was invented.
The historic university city of Cambridge can be reached by car from Nuneaton in 90 minutes, where the main attraction on a sunny day is punting along the River Cam. London is two hours and 20 minutes from the town, with key attractions including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
Eating and drinking
Nuneaton has a diverse range of bars, cafes and restaurants, but if you'd like to sample some local dishes while you're in the area, look out for establishments serving meat pies or traditional Warwickshire scones. Meanwhile, nearby Birmingham has a great curry scene.
Things to do
Arbury Hall, a local Grade I-listed stately home, provides a lovely day out for all the family. Author George Eliot was born here on one of the estate farms in 1819 and the hall remains a residence to this day for the Viscount Daventry. The hall and its gardens are open to the public on set days throughout the year.
Middlemarch creator George Eliot was one of the town's most famous residents and there is a statue of her in Newdegate Square, as well as an exhibition on her life at the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery. The local hamlet of Milby also featured prominently in her novels, so a visit to its parish church is a must for Eliot fans.
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