Car hire in Tamworth
Car hire in Tamworth
Tamworth is an historic Midlands town in the county of Staffordshire, although it used to be split between Staffordshire and Warwickshire until the late 19th century. Lying just outside the West Midlands urban conurbation, it makes a great base for touring nearby Birmingham as well as the wider region.
What I need to know
There are several Tamworth car hire firms and these are all in or close to the city centre. We can compare car hire services in Tamworth to ensure you get the best possible deal for your visit. We offer free cancellation, no credit card fees and 24-hour customer service.
Where to pick up my car
Tamworth's car rental firms are based on the south side of the town, close to the A5 bypass. Alternatively, those picking up a car from an airport car hire firm can do so at several locations around Birmingham Airport (BHX), including the terminal and outside the Holiday Inn.
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Where to go
Tamworth Castle is the most notable building of antiquity, dating back to medieval times. Visitors can enjoy children's workshops and medieval enactments of falconry and jousting. Drayton Manor Park is another major attraction, featuring rides based on the popular TV series Thomas the Tank Engine and extensive parkland.
Birmingham lies just half an hour away from Tamworth and the city includes family attractions such as the National Sea Life Centre and Cadbury World. Historic Coventry is less than 40 minutes away. The Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just a few minutes west of Tamworth.
With easy access to the north, the exciting cities of Manchester and Liverpool are both less than two hours away, as is the Peak District National Park. London is also easily reachable, being around two hours and 40 minutes away.
Eating and drinking
Tamworth has plenty of traditional English food available, as well as a wide range of dishes from around the world. Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine is particularly prominent. Those who want to try a beer can enjoy plenty from the region, with Staffordshire being a major centre of the British brewing industry.
Things to do
Tamworth's connectivity makes it easy to explore the area and those who like historic buildings will enjoy Lichfield Cathedral, ten minutes to the north. Sailing fans can enjoy taking to a boat at nearby Chasewater Country Park, while those who want to simply enjoy a huge open space can visit Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield.
The castle and nearby Lichfield Cathedral are not the only fine sights to see. The area also has some beautiful riverside, with lots of walks along the Tame and Anker rivers. The area is also dotted with small lakes and naturally attracts lots of water fowl.
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