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What are the major attractions in Cowley?

If your trip to Cowley is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.

If you asked a local for sightseeing recommendations, they'd probably point you to Christ Church College and University Church of St Mary the Virgin. These top attractions are bound to impress.

Adventure can be found around every corner here. A few of the most popular attractions in the vicinity are New Theatre Oxford, Oxford Castle and O2 Academy (Oxford). Leave enough space on your itinerary to visit them all.

What are the best road trip destinations near Cowley?

Don't just travel from point A to B. Get the most out of that car by making a detour to Reading. Only 22 miles from Cowley, it's home to popular attractions like Madejski Stadium and Mapledurham House and Watermill. Nothing screams fun like a road trip, so keep on cruising to Stratford-upon-Avon. It's 37 miles away and also has a few worthwhile sights, such as Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre.

Where are the best convention centers near Cowley?

If you're eager to do some serious networking in the convention centers of Cowley, it'd be good to get some wheels. That way, you'll be able to go for a spin, check out the surrounding area and be sure that you'll get to your event on time. You'll likely be heading to one of these buildings:

  • Oxford Town Hall (2 miles away).
  • The Kings Centre (3 miles away).

How can I get a cheap car rental in Cowley?

Below we've listed all the tricks of the trade to help you save some serious cash:

  • Use our handy filter feature to point you in the direction of the cheapest car rental rates around — and then compare the prices;
  • Take advantage of our Price Drop Alert email service and be in the know when prices fall for your destination;
  • Before you hop behind the wheel, check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets to make sure you're getting the best deal in town;
  • If your vacation is somewhat flexible, adjust your dates to find better prices on different days of the week;
  • No one likes getting charged a late fee. Avoid the trouble of having to pay for an extra day by ensuring your pickup and drop-off times are around the same time;
  • Some car rental outlets offer big incentives to pay in advance, so be sure to keep your eyes open for these kinds of deals;
  • Last of all, lock in your wheels as soon as you can to bag a ton of savings!

What kind of rental car should I get for Cowley?

Whatever your motoring requirements in Cowley, will get you from A to B quickly and efficiently. If you're visiting for work, a premium car may suit you down to the ground. These vehicles come with high-quality finishes, luxurious interiors, and a host of extras. Traveling on a small budget and need to save a few bucks? A mini or a compact car will suit your needs. These smaller cars are economical to run and great for zooming around busy city streets. If you've got the young ones and a pile of luggage in tow, a full-size SUV will give you all the room and space you need.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Cowley?

For some, owning a luxury vehicle is the stuff of fairy tales. But renting the car of your dreams is as easy as a few clicks! Imagine the joy of tearing down the open road in a fancy convertible, even if it's only for a short while. Or perhaps all you're chasing is a trusty set of wheels to get you quickly from point A to point B. Extravagant or economical? Either way, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit your style in Cowley.

What do I need to know about driving in Oxford?

Before you begin driving in Cowley, get acquainted with the local traffic rules and regulations. From which side of the road to drive on to seat belt laws, here's what you'll want to know:

What side of the road do they drive on in Cowley?

The left side of the road is where you'll be cruising along in Cowley. Also take note that the controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel and gearshift, will be on the opposite side of what you're used to.

Is it difficult to park in Cowley?

Nabbing a parking space in Cowley is relatively easy. Of course, it can depend on the time and place — you may have trouble parking in the very center during peak periods.

Does Cowley have peak-hour traffic?

Since the population of Cowley is approximately 16,500, you shouldn't have too much trouble with traffic. That said, city center streets can get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.

Are there speed limits in Cowley?

Speed limits vary throughout Cowley, but usually range from 30 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Most residential zones have a maximum speed of 30 mi/h unless signed otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Oxford?

Most of the time, your chosen rental company will charge the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to the relevant local agency so they can issue a fine straight to you.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Cowley?

As in many places, standard cell phone usage is not permitted while driving a car in Cowley. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to keep your eyes on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Cowley?

When behind the wheel in Cowley, it's illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.08%. Planning to have a glass or two of wine over lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or taking a taxi.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Cowley?

No, it's not. In Cowley, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When approaching a set of traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.

Are seat belts compulsory in Oxford?

Seat belts are compulsory in Oxford. That being said, the rule may differ for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.

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