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Why rent a car in Wells?

Wells is England’s smallest city. With quaint greens and pretty old cottages it has a cosy, traditional village feel in places. But turn the corner and you see the vertiginous spires of Wells Cathedral and elegant Victorian town houses. Wells may be small in size, but it is big on style.

The Mendip hills form the backdrop to Wells, and nearby are Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole and Glastonbury Tor. Get a hire car in Wells and explore the stunning Somerset countryside and beyond.

How to get to and around Wells?

Bristol Airport is 18 miles from Wells, a picturesque journey of 35 minutes through the Mendip hills and surrounding villages. Exeter Airport is 63 miles away, a one-hour journey along the M5. If you are travelling by car then the M5 and the M4 are close by.

What brands are available?

Enterprise, Alamo and Budget are among the companies that can supply a rental car in Wells; all have collection points at Bristol Airport. Keddy and InterRent are also available.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Wells

Wells is perfectly positioned for a holiday in England’s sunny southwest. Chew Magna and Cranbourne Chase are both 30 minutes away by car and offer stunning countryside. Clarkes Village outlet shopping centre is 20 minutes away, and you can reach the bright lights of Bristol in less than an hour. Bristol is a vibrant university city with a lively pub scene and great shopping – try Cabot Circus for high street brands or Clifton village for little boutiques. The waterfront area has galleries, cafes and boats and the suspension bridge is one of the city’s best views.

Bath is another great day out. Just 20 miles from Wells, a journey of 40 minutes by car, Bath has historic Roman baths and the famous Royal Crescent reminiscent of a scene from a Jane Austen novel. This historic city has a range of restaurants and pubs and if you’re visiting in the winter months then you are sure to hear the roar of the crowd at the Bath rugby stadium, which is just on the edge of the city centre.

The city of Exeter is 65 miles from Wells, a one and a half hour drive. Exeter is the gateway to the traditional British holiday resorts of Devon and Cornwall and is on the outskirts of Dartmoor national park. The walled city has ancient Roman roots and an abundance of historic sites, such as the Exeter Ship Canal and the cathedral. Otherwise head east to London, which is a three-hour drive from Wells, 139 miles up the M3.

Tips and tricks for driving in Wells

The M5, M4 and M3 motorways all run close to Wells but there are also a lot of country roads in the area. It is worth taking a detour through Ebbor Gorge, which is a beautiful drive.

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