Crawley, the city where the Gatwick airport is situated lays in West Sussex, England. Gatwick Airport, also known as London Gatwick, it is London's second largest international airport and second busiest in the UK after Heathrow.
Use the services like car for rent in Gatwick on your arrival at the airport and discover the main town of Gatwick’s’ airport. However, most of the old town was completely rebuilt but there are still numerous old and fantastic buildings to admire. It is an absolute ideal spot to set up camp to tour the surroundings of West Sussex County and the city center of London is just around the corner. With its great shopping, museum, old buildings, excellent leisure and sport’s center and entertainment you actually do not even have to enter London at all.
Rent a car in Gatwick and enjoy the drive through this city which is full of old buildings, some dating back to medieval time as the St. Nicholas church form the 10th century, which is unusually tall and wide for a church of that era or the St Margaret's church from the 13th century. The harmonious old Langly Lane is rimmed with old, mostly two-storey timber-framed buildings, dating back to the 13th century. Although the brick and tile facings were in the 18th century constructed. The High Street offers a similar sight but here most houses date back to the 17th and 18th century. The Crawley Museum has a very attractive exhibition of the remains from the Stone Age and Bronze Age, discovered in the surrounding area and more recent artifacts of an old timber-framed building and parts of a Vine Cottage. The newly built K2 Leisure Centre with several sections is one of the training centers for the 2012 Olympic! Shopaholics will get their share with several major shopping and retail outlets and many small boutique-like shops. There are numerous pubs around the center to join in for a talk with the locals.
Hire a car in Gatwick and discover the surrounding area of Crawley. A must is the Arundel Castle, a restored medieval castle in fairy-tale style, absolutely marvelous with fantastic landscapes gardens and a splendid interior. Pagham Harbour is a local nature reserve and offers great hikes along lagoons, reed beds and shingle beached salt marsh, mudflats and farmland. In spring and autumn rare migratory birds can often be seen. The Tilgate Park is a large and the most popular park situated in Tilgate and ideal for a leisure stroll and a picnic for the whole family.
It is by far one of the most remarkable areas just next to the big city of London and surely a very enjoyable way to spend a few days for a rest. Come and explore it by yourself!
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