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Shepton Mallet Guide

Shepton Mallet is a rural town in Mendip, Somerset, south England. It is only around 18 miles south of the trendy seaside town of Bristol, where you will find a typically English pebble beach and a good nightlife scene. With these good links and many historical attractions in the town itself, many visitors choose to pick car hire in Shepton Mallet and explore at their own pace.

Cheap car hire in Shepton Mallet is the best way to view all the surrounding countryside of this civil parish. The Mendip Hills are situated to the north of the town, where you can enjoy good hiking with breath-taking views. The River Sheppey also runs through Shepton Mallet, which is a good spot for picnics if the English weather permits.

With car rental in Shepton Mallet you can discover the huge amount of history in the area. The Fosse Way, which was a major Roman road, runs through the town and there are sites here which contained evidence of Roman settlements. There was also a thriving wool trade here in Medieval times.

The town is home to an amazing 218 listed buildings, many of which are being restored with money donated from the National Lottery and English Heritage. The hexagonal market cross is one of the town's most impressive structures. It dates to the 1500s, stands at 50ft (15m) tall and can be found in the town centre.

Shepton Mallet prison is also close by and sits next to the parish church. Both are thought to be of historical importance and boast some impressive architecture. Legg Square and Lower Lane in the old part of town are also home to many fine houses, as are Charlton and Bowlish in the suburbs.

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    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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