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Somerset and Wiltshire Guide


Stretching along the southern shore of the Bristol Channel, the remote West Country counties of Wiltshire and Somerset are filled with numerous, mysterious medieval towns, ancient Celtic sites, ruggedly beautiful countryside and magical Arthurian atmosphere. Car hire in Somerset and Wiltshire is a popular choice with many arriving into the area. We offer a fabulous selection of cars and optional extras, so book today and get the cheapest available deals online.

Explore Somerset & Wiltshire

Picturesque Wells is the perfect base for exploring the Somerset region due to its proximity to popular attractions such as the Wookey Hole cave system, scenic Cheddar Gorge and the mystical town of Glastonbury. In Wells travellers will come across an impressive cathedral and many historic buildings and charming narrow cobbled streets and lanes which combine to create an authentic traditional atmosphere. Closer to Bristol is the famous spa resort town of Bath, while to the west lie Bridgwater and the castle town of Taunton, both ideal locations for exploring the isolated Quantock Hills region.

Wiltshire can be discovered from two main locations, Salisbury in the south and Marlborough in the north. The county’s only city, Salisbury, is beautifully nestled between the Avon and Nadder river valleys and is near to the world-famous Neolithic site of Stonehenge and other notable prehistoric areas such as Danebury, Badbury, Figsbury, and the ancient hill fort of Old Sarum. Marlborough is conveniently situated near more mysterious prehistoric sites, including Avebury, Silbury Hill and the chamber graves of West Kennet. On the chalky hills of the surrounding country are intriguing gigantic drawings of white horses, the origins and purpose of which still confound experts.

Both counties offers a selection of accommodation types and excellent restaurants, with nightlife mainly confined to local pubs and bars. Opportunities for recreation are also plentiful, with bird-watching, hiking and camping being among the most popular activities.

From Wiltshire, excursions can be made south into Hampshire and to the Isle of Wight or north into Gloucester and the Welsh border counties, while Somerset is the gateway to Dorset and the extreme southwestern region of Cornwall.


London Heathrow Airport operates flights across many world cities, and there are many frequent and reliable transportation options to the Somerset/Wiltshire region. Car rentals are also on offer at the airport from a number of top suppliers such as; Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, and Sixt. For more options on cars and cheaper deals please book car hire in Somerset and Wiltshire online with us today.

If car rentals are not for you there are public buses and taxis to help you get about. To reduce the congestion in its towns and cities there are also Park & Ride services.

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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.

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