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    Arriving in Watford by train? Europcar has a rental desk just a couple of minutes' walk from Watford High Street train station.

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Hire a car in Watford

Despite hovering just inside the M25 motorway, Watford has yet to be added to Greater London.

A 40-minute drive from Heathrow Airport, this Hertfordshire town is an easy drive to big cities, under the radar landmarks and nature escapes. Brimming with parks and gardens, Watford may have you forget you're so close to London.

The town is also home to some surprising attractions, like the Warner Bros studio tour of Harry Potter's wizarding world.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Watford?
A. August.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Watford?
A. Thrifty is the cheapest car rental brand in Watford, offering cars from just £11 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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Points of interest near Watford

  • Watford

    Hertfordshire town just outside of London.

  • Berkhamsted Castle

    Remains of a motte and bailey castle established in the 11th century, wander around the walls and earthworks.

  • Oxford

    One of England's most treasured cities, Oxford is home to a prestigious 12th-century university – the oldest in the English-speaking world.

  • Windsor

    Built in the 11th century Windsor Castle has long been a residence of the royal family.

  • Ashridge Estate

    Lush meadows, chalk hills and woodlands, this area of beauty is covered in carpets of bluebells during the spring.

Out and about

St Albans

A little cathedral city with a lot to offer, St Albans makes for an easy day trip from Watford. A 15 km drive will bring you to the city centre and from there you can explore the city's history and surrounding sites.

St Albans Cathedral is the city's standout landmark. A blended mix of architectural styles, it continues to attract pilgrims from all around. The unearthed Roman Theatre of Verulamium, built in 140 AD is, however, the most fascinating cultural treasure. Beside the theatre, you can also view the ruins of the Old Gorhambury House, constructed by the prolific Sir Nicholas Bacon.

You can find parking nearby the theatre as well as outside the St Albans Verulamium Museum.

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