Car & Van Hire in Berkshire
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Car & Van Rental in Berkshire?
The Royal County of Berkshire earned its title due to the presence of the Windsor Castle. This is a county with a rich, fascinating heritage and visitors to Berkshire can truly revel in the history. Being such an important location in Britain, Berkshire has also been the battling ground for a number of wars. Visitors can learn about the various historic engagements that have taken place here, such as the First Battle of Newbury, the Battle of Englefield and the Battle of Reading.
With the River Thames forming the northern boundary, Berkshire has several tributaries that act as lovely backdrops to the lush plains of the countryside. The beautiful gardens that are spread all over the area will make your trip to Berkshire worthwhile. There are also horse racing venues, such as Newbury, that are ideal for aficionados. For the independently minded traveller, a car hire can be easily arranged, with strategically located Enterprise branches in and around the county.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Berkshire
There are a number of reasons for travelling to Berkshire. From family trips to business expeditions, Enterprise car hire has a range of suitable vehicles to rent in Berkshire. For larger groups or those with heavy luggage requirements, a people carrier is a wise choice. Our fleet also includes mini MPVs, full-size MPVs and nine-passenger mini buses. These alternatives are worthwhile considerations when travelling in a group, too, as they provide comfort for seven or more individuals, plus enough room for luggage.
We also have 4x4s in several size variants on offer. Winter travelling can be particularly atrocious as the roads tend to be tricky to navigate, but thankfully, SUVs have the capability to deal with such challenging roads and uneven terrain. Business-oriented clientele may find our range of commercial vans, which vary from medium-sized to extra-large vehicles, are more suited to their needs. At Enterprise, we also have an array of cars, from executive rides to family saloons.
Attractions in Berkshire
With so much to see and do in the area, a car will give you the kind of freedom you need to explore this region at your own pace. The Windsor Castle is undoubtedly the most famous attraction in Berkshire and for good reason. It is the oldest occupied castle in the world and serves as Her Majesty the Queen’s official residence. Windsor Castle has been standing for over 1,000 years, and that comes with a wealth of history to delve into. Some of the things to see include Queen Mary’s Doll House, St. Georges Chapel and the Drawing Gallery, which holds exhibitions from the Royal Collection. The Queen’s Gardens are a glorious sight, while the Long Walk offers a great way to unwind. The Savill Garden is another attraction that gives you a chance to reconnect with nature. It spans 35 acres of beautifully designed ornamental gardens.
Visiting Berkshire without seeing the River Thames is almost impossible. Experience the splendour of this famous waterway as you cruise past various Berkshire towns. With a hire car, you can find your way to Downtown Abbey and fall in love with the grand structure that looks just as good as it does in the acclaimed TV drama of the same name. The Vintage Garden Party is an excellent way to try out Downtown-style dressing as you discover every inch of the place. For some exciting horse racing action, the Ascot Racecourse is one of many that you can check out in Berkshire. Get some cultural insights by touring the Slough Museum, the Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre and the Museum of English Life.
Places to Visit Outside Berkshire
To the south of Berkshire is Hampshire, which is known as the home of the Royal Navy, Air Force and British Army. The South Hampshire Lowlands and the South Cast Plain are examples of sights that you should include in your trip. Greater London is to the east of the county and a car rental gives you a chance to explore its diverse culture and history. Buckinghamshire is another place outside Berkshire that has plenty in store, from its expansive landscapes to towns such as Buckingham and Milton Keynes.
Airport Car Hire
Berkshire has a favourable location in the south of England, and major airports are not far off. Our services are available at Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, all of which offer convenient access to the county.
Parking and Traffic Information in Berkshire
The transportation links in south-east England are well developed, so you will get the most out of a hired car. Some of the motorways that you can take include the M1, M2, M11, M26, M27 and M40, in addition to other major A roads. Berkshire is highly populated, primarily due to its proximity to London, and that can present a few problems when it comes to parking.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers hassle-free, affordable car hire, with a large choice of vehicles on fleet and in stock. Enterprise guarantees cheap rates on car hire from all our Berkshire branch. Our range of modern economy cars are comfortable and reliable, but also fuel efficient, which keeps running costs low. Book online today and explore Berkshire and its surrounding areas at a price which suits any budget.
Whether you’re moving to a different city or just simply picking up some flat pack furniture, Enterprise Rent-A-Car's extensive range of new, reliable vans at our Berkshire branch will get you and your goods on the road and to your destination in safety and comfort. Choose from our large fleet of commercial and passenger vans online today.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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