Car & Van Hire in Wells
Welcome to the Enterprise Wells 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 Wells?
The medieval city of Wells is England’s smallest city, but this historic location and its surroundings boast some of the most interesting attractions that South West England has to offer. Wells’ unforgettable heritage sites are sheltered by the scenic Mendip Hills, creating a stunning destination that mixes architectural and natural wonders in one place. The surrounding area's natural beauty is hard to match anywhere else in the region. While we don't have a branch directly in Wells, you will find us in neighbouring locations such as Bath, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and Trowbridge.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Wells
Our fleet features a selection of comfortable and modern cars, including everything from small mini and compact cars to larger saloon and estate vehicles. We also supply premium cars for additional luxury and comfort, including models from Mercedes. If you are travelling in a group, we supply spacious people carriers with seating for up to nine passengers. Our fleet also features SUVs, if you are looking for additional power and room.
Attractions in Wells
Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, Wells Cathedral is one of the best examples of early English architecture. The stunning West Front features more than 300 statues and carvings, and one of the oldest working mechanical clocks in the world. The transept’s scissor arches were added in the 14th century to stabilise the building, and now form one of the most unique aspects of the cathedral. The grounds of the Bishop’s Palace boast the very wells that have given the city its name. Highlights in the palace include a 13th-century undercroft, and stunning gardens surrounding a moat. It remains the residence of the Bishops of Bath and Wells. Another interesting attraction in Wells is Vicars’ Close, a historic marketplace and one of the oldest medieval streets in Europe.
Places to Visit Outside Wells
Hiring a car the perfect way to explore further afield in comfort and style. From the Somerset Coast and the natural beauty of the Mendip Hills to the bustling shopping and cultural sites of Bath and Bristol, there is plenty to explore around Wells. Visitors to the city benefit from the fact that Wells is close to some of the most stunning attractions that South West England has to offer.
With your rental car, you can venture beyond Wells’ city centre to the Wookey Hole Caves. The haunting caves are the legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey. Besides the caves, attractions at the popular site include the Valley of the Dinosaurs and a 19th-century paper mill that houses a Victorian Penny Arcade, Mirror Maze and much more.
About five miles away is Kilver Court, home to elegant gardens set next to the Charlton Viaduct. Other nearby destinations include the resort town of Weston-super-Mare and the scenic Somerset Coast, the Roman baths and Georgian cityscape of Bath, and the industrial and maritime heritage of Bristol. Other day trip options include Glastonbury and its Abbey and Tor, the picturesque landscapes of the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels, the dramatic caverns of Cheddar Gorge, and the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Illchester.
Airport Car Hire
Wells is less than 20 miles from Bristol Airport, the closest international airport to the city. Our location at Bristol Airport is only a few steps from the terminal building, ensuring you start your Somerset adventure promptly. You will not have to spend time arranging airport transfers between Bristol and Wells with one of our affordable car rental options. You will also make the most of your visit by starting your holiday not long after your flight arrives.
Parking and Traffic Information in Wells
Several car parks provide a convenient location to leave your car while exploring this historic city. Union Street, Priory Road and South Street car parks provide parking for up to three hours, while car parks on Tucker Street and Princes Road allow all-day parking. One-hour parking is also available at the Market Place Car Park, although there are restrictions on market days. Private car parks are available on Priory Road and the Waitrose on Whiting Way.
Wells is relatively compact for a city, although it is home to about 10,000 people. The High Street and other roads in the city centre are one-way streets and may become congested during peak periods. Remember to take care when driving in rural areas surrounding the city. Certain roads are narrow and may only be passable by one car at a time. Look for passing areas, which can be used to allow other road users through.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise in Wells offers great prices across its large fleet of vehicles, whether you need a 3-door economy car, roomy SUV or 9-passenger people carrier. Book online in advance for the best deals on cheap car rental, or visit our knowledgeable staff in branch for friendly, personal service.
Enterprise offers a wide range of new vans from our city and neighbourhood branches. Explore the full fleet of passenger vans and larger commercial vehicles online or visit us in branch where our staff can help you find your perfect vehicle. Visit our Wells van hire page to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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