It is really easy to explore the county of Shropshire and the Welsh borders with a Sixt car hire from Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury is Shropshire's county town and although it is one of England's finest medieval cities it is definitely not stuck in the past. With over 600 listed buildings, pretty walks along the River Severn and stunning countryside on the doorstep you will need more than just a couple of days in this charming town. Start your visit by collecting your rental vehicle from our conveniently located Shrewsbury branch.
You will find full details about the opening hours, fleet and location of our car rental in Shrewsbury branch on our city homepage while clicking on the grey right-hand tab of the menu opens a map showing the exact location of our office. Please note that we do not offer a 24-hour return facility in Shrewsbury and our branch is not open on Sundays. We do, however, offer very competitive car hire in Shrewsbury rates. To see just how affordable it is to hire a car with us do a quick online price comparison before making your reservation. We make reserving your vehicle straightforward, simply use our booking hotline or book on the move by downloading our Sixt app for Android and iOS devices. We are unable to guarantee specific makes of vehicles but do guarantee your chosen category of car rental in Shrewsbury. Whether you need rental cars for one weekend or longer you are sure of a warm welcome when you arrive at our city office.
Our premium fleet of rental cars is supplied by trusted names like Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi and is designed to suit business or leisure travellers. Compact and affordable saloons or family-sized estate cars are ideal for exploring Shrewsburys medieval streets or head out into the Shropshire countryside in the comfort of a 4x4. If you are moving home within the city or have business materials to transport our selection of vans is perfect. There are so many beautiful and historic buildings in Shrewsbury that it makes the ideal wedding venue and we can help your special day run smoothly with our luxurious self-drive wedding cars. We are also able to offer a range of car hire vehicles adapted for different mobility needs. Ensure a stress-free driving experience with your car hire in Shrewsbury by selecting from our range of optional extras. Reach your destination without getting lost with a Sat Nav while youngsters travel safely in their baby or booster seats. We always have great deals on extra insurance and unlimited mileage packages while adding an extra driver to your contract lets you share the holiday driving. We are always happy to rent vehicles to younger drivers under 25.
Your car hire can be collected from our branch on Featherbed Lane in Shrewsbury. This is just a short journey from the town centre on bus routes 24, 519 or X5.
The historic nature of Shrewsbury city centre with its narrow medieval streets can be challenging to the newcomer although a Sat Nav takes the stress out of the driving. Once away from the town centre attractions are clearly signposted and the city enjoys good road links with the Shropshire countryside and into Wales. The town is convenient for the M54 motorway and the major A5 road.
Parking in the historic centre is very limited but regular buses run from three large Park and Ride locations at Meole Brace, Harlescott and Oxon. Buses from these locations call at all major attractions before heading into the city centre.
Driving around Shrewsbury in your hire car takes you through steep streets lined with black and white medieval buildings, past the imposing castle and cathedral and on to pretty Victorian cottages. Before stopping to explore on foot take a drive along the banks of the River Severn, a drive that always rewards with its pretty views. If you climb Laura's Tower at the castle you will be standing on the site of the first Norman castle built in England while lovers of literature will recognise Shrewsbury Cathedral as the home of the fictional Brother Cadfael. Browse the Shropshire Regimental Museum at the castle and explore the city's history at the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Before you leave Shrewsbury, enjoy a boat ride around the loops of the River Severn.
Shrewsbury's most famous son was the Victorian scientist Sir Charles Darwin and if he was to return today he probably would not notice a great difference in the town's layout and architecture. Darwin was born in 1809 in Mount House and this remained his home until the age of 27. An imposing statue of Darwin stands outside the town's library which was once the school where he was educated. Natural historians will be interested in visiting the sites where as a child Darwin started his scientific explorations. These include the banks of the River Severn, the Dingle in the heart of Quarry Park or Wenlock Edge. At Wenlock Edge, the marine fossils Darwin found were laid down when Shropshire was part of the Caribbean. A self-guided Darwin Town Trail is available from the tourist office.
Ironbridge was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and home to Brunel's magnificent iron bridge. With its open-air museum, it makes a fascinating day out for the whole family.
A visit to the small town of Wroxeter takes you further back in time. Here you will discover one of the best-preserved examples of a Roman town in England and some beautiful mosaics.
Thrill seekers will find plenty of daring rides at Drayton Manor. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens the park is home to some of the UK's wettest and scariest rides including Apocalypse, the first stand-up tower drop in the world.
The medieval wealth of Shrewsbury was built on the production of wool which was transported along the River Severn. Much of its economy now is based on the service industries, including four large shopping centres. During the Victorian period, Shrewsbury was home to eight breweries. Today only the Salopian Brewery remains, producing real ale for a localised market. Tourism is also very important to the economy, the town attracts around 3 million visitors a year. Shrewsbury is home to the Shropshire Conference Centre, a modern hub for conferences, events, meetings and workshops.
Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit our rental information page.
We have a wide range of insurance options, including Third Party Liability, Loss Damage Waiver, Glass and Windscreen cover, and Roadside Protection. Please check our country-specific rental information for further details on the limits and amount deductible for each type of cover.