See Banksy’s murals in his home city
Bristol is a city filled with unique culture to absorb and a great place to discover the nautical history of England. The city centre is a beautiful old harbour that allowed Bristol to flourish as a trade hub, but as the port has been moved out of the city, the waterways are now a fantastic way to see the city from a tour boat. If you want to see Bristol from a different perspective, how about climbing the Cabot Tower and viewing the entire city from above? If you feel like exposing yourself to the unique sound and art of the city, Bristol is home to plenty of Banksy’s art and you can go on a walking tour to see the murals. If you are more into audio than visual, you can experience the ‘Bristol Sound’ pioneered by the likes of Massive Attack or Portishead in many of the city’s venues.
Visit the birthplace of Cheddar cheese
Bristol is also a great hub for setting out on day trips around the West Country. If you drive on the A38 and head southwest, you will get to the beautiful Mendip Hills AONB. Whilst most of the routes through this area are worth experiencing, you want to get to the town of Cheddar. There you can drive through Cheddar Gorge – the biggest gorge in the United Kingdom and the home of cheddar cheese. The Gough’s cave in the gorge provides perfect conditions for maturing cheese and you can still find cheese wheels on shelves in the cave today.
See quintessential English villages in the Cotswolds
If you enjoy strolls through quaint villages, you should head out east on the M4 to the Cotswolds. The area is known for its quintessential countryside homes in model villages, babbling brooks with bridges and farming fields stretching the horizon. A great example of this is Castle Combe, which is a short 30-minute drive from Bristol. The village has been used in film and TV due to its ‘Prettiest Village in England’ title. Although it is perfect for an afternoon stroll, you can liven up your day with a race car lap on the Castle Combe Circuit track. With a rental from Enterprise, you will be able to visit many more of Bristol’s surroundings and be comfortable doing so. Get a quote above and experience the western part of England.