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    The closest car rental brand to Northampton train station is Hertz – it takes just over 10 mins to walk there (1km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Northampton are Europcar, Avis, Budget, Keddy and Hertz.

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Hire a car in Northampton

Nestled beside the River Nene, Northampton’s history stretches back to the Bronze Age.

The town rose to national significance after the Norman conquest, but unlike many English cities its history is less visible. The city underwent a dramatic transformation in 1675, when the entirety of the town was destroyed by a great fire. The buildings that survived the fire, including the Welsh house, are now distinguished sites.

Northampton Central Museum and Art Gallery and historic market square, which dates back to 1235, are also worth of a visit.

Car rental in Northampton – the numbers

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Northampton?
A. Seven to eight days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Northampton?
A. December.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Northampton?
A. Hertz is the cheapest car rental brand in Northampton, offering cars from just £8 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

Fast facts

Cheapest month / most expensive month Average cost per day of car hire in Northampton
March£11.90
May£18.00
Car typeAverage cost per day of car hire in Northampton
Mini£12.30
Economy£15.10
Compact£16.30

Out and about

Althorp Estate

Since 1508, Althorp Estate has been owned by Princess Diana’s family, the Spencers. Wrapped up in 500 years of history, the 13,000 acre estate encompasses cottages, farms, woodlands and villages. The house’s 90 rooms showcase one of the finest private collections of art, furniture and deco.

The stately home, where Diana lived before her marriage to Prince Charles, has been a revered cultural and social hub throughout the centuries.Visitors can also pay their respects to the late Princess of Wales at her memorial, located across an ornamental lake.

Althorp is an easy 20 minute drive from Northampton. There is a free car park a 5 to 10 minute walk through the grounds to the house, available to all visitors.

Points of interest near Northampton

  • Northampton

    One of the largest towns in the UK, Northampton lies on the River Nene.

  • Huntington

    The birthplace of Oliver Cromwell, this town offers quaint riverside walks and shops.

  • Ely

    A historic city with a grand cathedral listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.

  • Peckover House

    A classic Georgian merchant’s townhouse with delicately kept gardens.

  • Castle Rising

    One of the best preserved keeps in England, surrounded by 20 acres of land.

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