Hotwells Bristol UK

Bristol Airport Car Rental

Bristol city in the United Kingdom is built on the River Avon and has a history of prosperous sea trade, making it a thriving center for culture in England′s southwest.  The city now relies somewhat on the aeronautical industry.  Bristol airport car rental agents are located by the arrivals hall.  It is possible to reserve your hire car online before travel; select the best rental car for your needs and catch a first glimpse of the English countryside as you drive to the city.

What to see in Bristol?

Animal lovers will want to stop by Bristol Aquarium and the Zoo Gardens.  For seafarers, there are many sights to see in the Habourside area, with a highlight being the historic steamship Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

Continue your drive around the city and take your hire car across the Victorian era Clifton Suspension Bridge.  There is a visitor centre from 9am – 5pm, or if you just want to enjoy a spectacular sight visit in the early evening when the lights come on over the Avon Gorge and valley below.   Slow down your speed on Nelson Street to marvel at the permanent street art project, See No Evil, which brought together artists from all over the world to create one of the planets largest outdoor exhibitions. 

Day trips from Bristol by rental car

Bristol is definitely the place for animal lovers (especially children), with several sanctuaries and farms such as the exotic animal Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Horse World and Puxton Park.  If the wafting aroma of manure is not to your taste, visit Victorian stately homes and gardens, such as Dyrham Park and the Painswick Rococo Gardens.  The stunning 12th century Berkeley Castle is a day trip in itself!

The Avon Valley houses an Adventure & Wildlife Park along its river providing a thrilling day out for kids of all ages.  The Avon Railway shows off the beautiful panorama of the valley from a different angle; catch the monthly Sunday lunch aboard the steam train.

Follow the Avon River in your rental car, through the Avon Valley, to the nearby historic city of Bath, a World Heritage Site.  Explore the breathtaking Bath Abbey and tour the Roman Baths.  Then simply wander the streets soaking up the ancient limestone architecture and old-timey feel of city.  Stay in a classic guesthouse overnight, before returning to Bristol the next day. 

Bristol airport car rental allows you to return your rental car and go straight to your check-in desk.

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