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Choosing a Sixt car hire in Didcot is the best way to make the most of this small Oxfordshire town. Having your own rental vehicle helps you explore Didcot and its railway history and then when you are ready to enjoy the countryside, the Chiltern Hills with its stately homes is on your doorstep. The university town of Oxford is also just a short drive away.

 
  • Didcot
    Unit 4/ Bldg. A/ Low. Broadw.
    OX11 8ET Didcot/Oxfordshire

    Mo. - Fr.08:30 - 17:30
    Sa.08:30 - 12:00
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  • Didcot East

    Sixt Car Rental
    Unit 4/ Bldg. A/ Low. Broadw.
    OX11 8ET Didcot/Oxfordshire

    Mo. - Fr.08:30 - 17:30
    Sa.08:30 - 12:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, 4x4s, Vans & Trucks

Sixt Car Hire in Didcot

Our Service | Traffic Information | Sixt Tip | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Destinations | Rental FAQs

Our car rental in Didcot page gives you all the details you need about its opening hours and rental fleet, while the grey right-hand tab on the branch menu reveals a map showing you the office's location. Please note that this branch is not open on Sundays. To check out how affordable our car hire rates are, do a quick online price comparison. Using our booking hotline or downloading the Sixt app for iOS and Android devices makes reserving your car hire quick and easy. When you hire a car we guarantee your chosen category but are unable to do the same for specific makes. Our Didcot staff will give you a warm welcome when you arrive whether you need your rental vehicle for a few hours, a weekend or longer.

Oxfordshire countryside

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Whatever your party size or budget our car hire in Didcot fleet has rental cars to suit you, ranging from economy saloons to comfortable minibuses. Compact saloons and estates are perfect for couples or families visiting Didcot while 4x4s give rugged fun when you are exploring the rolling Chiltern Hills. Or for something a little extra, treat yourself to a luxurious ride in our convertibles or sports cars. We also have a choice of vans, useful if you are moving home in the area or have business and exhibition materials to transport. Our premium rental cars and vans are all supplied by trusted names such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW. It is also possible to hire a car that has been adapted for different mobility needs. When you reserve your car rental in Didcot select from our attractive range of extras designed to give you a stress-free visit. Navigate the town and country roads with a Sat Nav while your youngsters are kept safe in child seats. We often have special deals on unlimited mileage, additional driver and extra insurance packages and are always happy to insure younger drivers under 25.

Didcot power station with clouds

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Our car hire in Didcot branch can be found on Lower Broadway adjacent to Didcot Park Railway Station. The station is in the heart of the town and once you have collected your vehicle you have easy access to major roads and cross-country routes.

As a small town, Didcot is easy to navigate with just a few minor one-way systems. The town is an important rail junction intersected by several lines. The roads crossing these can become congested at peak times.

Didcot has plentiful free parking both on streets and in surface car parks. Where parking charges are applied, such as at the station, they are very reasonable.

Modern Didcot is known for its railway junctions and, until recently, its power stations but it does have a history stretching back to the Neolithic and Iron Ages. A drive around the town reveals evidence of its more recent history with the 12th-century All Saints' Parish Church and the 16th-century White Cottage, the oldest surviving house in Didcot. Younger family members will enjoy splashing around at Didcot swimming pool with its wave machine or can let off some steam at the Tree House Soft Play Centre. Didcot is surrounded by countryside and just a few minutes drive from the town is the Hawkwalk Falconry Centre where you can take a guided walk and get up close to their birds of prey which are used in displays across the country. The centre also does half or whole day birds of prey experiences and night flight hunting sessions with owls. An entertaining and educational interaction for the whole family.

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Didcot's Incredible Railway History

Didcot's main claim to tourism fame, though, is the Didcot Railway Centre. The modern town grew up in the mid-19th century when the Great Western Railway opened Didcot Station designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The Railway Centre is housed in one of the old rail depots close to the present day station. The collection includes a large number of Great Western Railway steam locomotives as well as other rolling stock and historic railway equipment, including a turntable and pit originally located at Southampton Docks. The centre also hosts regular steam days when you can enjoy a short but nostalgic journey on one of these classic trains.

Steam train pulling through the countryside

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Didcot makes a great base for visiting the nearby university town of Oxford. Take a stroll through the grounds of university colleges such as Exeter College or Worcester College with its beautiful gardens. Tours can also be taken inside Christ Church and Magdalen Colleges. Oxford is home to many famous museums. The Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers are very different in character but both worth a visit.

Distance to Oxford

  • From our Didcot branch: 15 miles, about 30 minutes

The Oxfordshire countryside is dotted with stately homes and palaces, one of the most famous of which is Blenheim at Woodstock. This magnificent palace set in stunning gardens and woodlands is still owned and managed by the Duke of Marlborough and his family. Take a tour of the Baroque building before wandering the Parkland designed by Capability Brown. Make sure to take in the Water Terraces, the Italian Garden and the charming Secret Garden. Younger children can have fun on the miniature railway and adventure playground, get lost in the Hedge Maze or enjoy the exotic specimens in the Butterfly House.

Distance to Blenheim

  • From our Didcot branch: 22.5 miles, about 30 minutes

One of Britain's most unique attractions is Bekonscot Model Village near Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. Here a whole 1930s rural world is brought vividly to life in miniature detail. A train whizzes around the garden while local buildings have been lovingly recreated. Children can ride on a small railway or manoeuvre remote control boats across a pond.

Distance to Bekonscot Model Village

  • From our Didcot branch: 3.5 miles, about 10 minutes

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Didcot's economy used to centre around the railway and its power stations. These have recently being decommissioned and dismantled and employment has moved into the science sector. Didcot is at the centre of one of the UK's largest scientific clusters. These include the Culham Science Centre and Milton Park. The Williams Conference Centre is located in the former home of the Williams F1 Team at Grove. It is now a modern setting for conferences and entertainment where visitors can enjoy the world's largest private collection of Formula 1 cars.

Distance to the Williams Conference Centre

  • From our Didcot branch: 9.5 miles, about 20 minutes

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