If your trip to Hungerford is all booked but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.If you want to see more, Highclere Castle, Donnington Castle and Coate Water Country Park are top picks with visitors and within a short drive of the town center.
If you’re up for a day trip, pack some snacks and make your way over to Reading. Situated 25 miles away, it has loads to keep you busy. You can also soak up the sights and sounds of Wokingham. It’s about 30 miles from Hungerford and has some terrific things on offer.
Whether you’re taking a break solo or with the entire family, CarRentals.com will help you find the best ride for your adventure in Hungerford. An economy car is an excellent choice if you plan to spend the majority of your time in the city center. Cheap to rent and fuel-efficient, these cars will get you from point A to B quickly and easily. If you feel like doing things a little differently, have a look at our special category. You’re certain to find something that’ll spark some envious glances. Got the youngsters with you? A spacious full-size SUV should tick all your boxes.
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice important. If you’re planning an epic road trip around Hungerford, a roomy SUV could be the ideal solution. If you want the best possible price and plan to stick to city driving, a budget compact is a clever pick. All you have to do is choose what will suit you best, load up the car, and start clocking up those miles.
The left side of the road is where you’ll be clocking up the miles in Hungerford. Be aware that the controls of your rental vehicle here, like the steering wheel, will be on the other side of what you’re used to.
For the most part, parking in Hungerford is an easy task. If you intend to drive to one of the more popular sights in town, it’s a wise idea to check out parking options before you set off.
As the population of Hungerford is about 5,100, you probably won’t have much trouble with traffic congestion. That being said, city center streets generally get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.
In Hungerford, speed limits range from 30mph to 70mph. Residential zones have a maximum speed limit of 30mph unless marked otherwise.
One of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Otherwise, it may provide your contact details to local authorities so the fine is issued directly to you.
It is illegal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Hungerford, and you could also receive a fine for simply holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your focus remains on the road.
While driving in Hungerford, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. Planning to have a couple of glasses of wine over lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Turning on a red light is a big no-no in Hungerford. Always be on the alert for traffic signs and lights so that you don’t break any traffic laws.
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Berkshire.