Car & Van Hire in Somerset

Welcome to the Enterprise Somerset car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers

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Car & Van Rental in Somerset?

When you hear of Somerset, the first thought that might spring to mind is the Glastonbury Festival held in Pilton. The festival assembles people from across the globe to watch the different types of performing arts that take place during the five days of the celebrations. Somerset is also famous for fantastic strawberries, exquisite beaches, cheese and cider. This county in the south-west of England carries a lot of history in its different towns and villages. Cheddar Gorge is one of the archaeological sites in the region that evidences the settlement of early man in England. The rural county of Somerset also presents magnificent natural beauty in its hills and vast expanses of land that you can marvel at from a distance as you drive through them. A car hire in Somerset is an ideal way to enjoy the breathtaking views of the varied sceneries as you hop from one tourist attraction to another.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Somerset

At Enterprise Rent-A-Car, we have different alternatives for the broad clientele range that comes to us. When visiting the Exmoor National Park with the kids, a people carrier makes it less challenging to bring along supplies for a nice picnic. If you are travelling alone or as a small group, our compact or standard cars are a good choice. Our SUV category is the appropriate selection when you need a vehicle to drive through the mountainous regions of Somerset. Winding through the curvy roads as you head to Cheddar Gorge requires a vehicle that is up to the task. The strong build and effective manoeuvring of a 4x4 is just what you need to get through rough terrain and wet or icy roads. Our commercial vans are aimed at clients who have large transport demands and a need for extra space in the back of vehicles. If you are relocating from one end of Somerset to another, a commercial van will see to it that you do that safely and conveniently. You can always contact Enterprise if you are unsure about the type of car you need.

Attractions in Somerset

Many attractions characterise Somerset, and it can get confusing trying to decide where to go first. The Somerset Levels and Moors are good places to start, as they stretch brilliantly from the Avalon Marshes to the base of the Mendip and Blackdown Hills. They are quite a spectacle, especially with the Polden Ridge and other small waterways cutting across them, so try and plan your routes to include a view of these natural wonders. The Cheddar Gorge does not only hold historical significance but is a captivating display, which is visible from the public road. There are also the Cheddar Caves that await your exploration. You can also drive to the Avon Gorge, which serves as the border between Somerset and Gloucestershire, and learn about its history.

The Somerset coastline stretches almost 40 miles and is formed by the Bristol Channel and the Severn Estuary. Burnham-on-Sea, Minehead, Clevedon and Watchet are a few of the coastal towns that will make your holiday full of fun. The Mendip, Blackdown Hills and Quantock are other attractions that you cannot leave Somerset without seeing. Their unobstructed beauty epitomises the splendour of unpolluted environments. You can find different reserves that are ideal for bird watching and other outdoor activities. Don't forget a drive to the Isle of Avalon, where the Arthurian legend comes alive in the truly mythical landscape.

Places to Visit Outside Somerset

Bristol and Gloucestershire are the neighbouring towns that you can visit to the north of Somerset. The Forest of Dean is a brilliant attraction in Gloucestershire, as is the flat valley of the River Severn. If the sea is more your thing, consider Dorset, which has a coastline that is a Natural World Heritage site.

Airport Car Hire

North of Somerset lies the Bristol Airport, which has international and national services. Enterprise has a branch here, so it is very simple to get to various parts of the county after arrival. Visitors arriving at Cardiff airport can also pick up a car from our local branch there.

Parking and Traffic Information in Somerset

Somerset County has well-connected arterial roads that make it easy to access different parts of the region. There are also country lanes that link to the major routes. A few road works that are planned in the county, such as the junction improvements at Bristol Road and a roundabout replacement at Lyde/Sherborne Road, are expected to enhance the traffic situation. Somerset has private and public car parks that offer sufficient spaces for motorists to park.

Cheap Van and Car Hire

With rental branches across the county, Enterprise offers cheap car hire from convenient, accessible locations. Our large fleet of new vehicles includes great value economy and compact cars, sporty SUVs and spacious people carriers. Whether you need a vehicle for a single day or longer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect car to suit your needs. Book online from our Somerset branch to guarantee your choice of vehicle at the best possible price.

Moving house or just moving furniture? Enterprise has you covered with a range of vans from our Somerset branch. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans, book online from our Somerset van hire page to reserve your perfect vehicle at an unbeatable price.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
    The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
  2. Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
    No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
  3. How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
    All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
  4. What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
    All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required.  Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
  5. Can I hire a car with a debit card?
    We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.

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