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Welcome to Compare Campervan Hire UK, the home of campervan hire Bristol.
We allow you to compare prices from a range of providers offering campervans in Bristol, so you can easily hire an affordable campervan in Bristol, all online and from the comfort of your home (or office, sofa, bus on the way to work - you get the idea!).
To search for campervan hire Bristol, simply go to the top of the page and enter the dates you’d like to hire for. You’ll then see all the vehicles available during that timeframe, and from here you can go on to compare prices, add extras and ultimately book your vehicle online.
Bristol is a fantastic place for campervan hire, as there is so much to see and do both in the city, and outside it. When you hire a campervan in Bristol you are immediately locating yourself in a stunningly beautiful part of the world, with world class nature just a short drive away - think of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds AONB and the Wye Valley AONB.
Amazingly, all three of these places are approximately one hour or less drive from Bristol! Jump in, we’re going to look at campervan hire Bristol and some of the things you can do in the city and nearby!
Bristol has so many attractions that you’re spoilt for choice - hiring a campervan in Bristol means that you can see a great deal in the city before you even head out on the road and into nature. Here are our top five:
Take a stroll around the Harbourside. Not a well defined activity as such, but on a sunny day, or even a clear winters day, a walk around the Harbourside can’t be beaten.
Grab a coffee and some food, and soak in the atmosphere of this beautiful and historic location, once one of the most significant shipping channels in the world (before containerization necessitated a move to larger harbors). There are plenty of historic and fascinating boats to look out for too, and this is before you consider such popular attractions as the SS Great Britain.
Cycle to Bath. Wait, what, leave wonderful Bristol? Well, yes, the Bristol to Bath cycle route is an incredible car-free day out that takes you right from the centre of Bristol out to Bath, on a converted former train line.
And when you get to Bath, there is plenty to see and do, and if you’re feeling brave you can even cycle right back the way you came to Bristol (or take the train if you’re too exhausted).
Do note that it’s a (relatively flat) 13 miles from Bristol to Bath by bike however, so this might be best for people with a reasonable degree of fitness - modern electric bikes make it a piece of cake, though, if you think you might struggle.
There are absolutely loads of cycle hire companies in Bristol as the city is very geared up for cycling, so you’ll not have any trouble getting hold of a bike before you undertake the route.
Explore Clifton and the Suspension Bridge. Bristol’s world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1864, still delights even frequent users with every trip over it.
You can traverse it in a vehicle, but going over by foot is best (and free!), as you can then take in all the views of the Avon Gorge as you go. Although the Clifton Suspension Bridge somewhat steals the limelight for many, don’t miss Clifton itself either.
It’s a great place to grab (a delicious but somewhat expensive) lunch, as well as do some shopping in the high-end boutiques and artisanal stores.
Do a graffiti tour. Bristol is rightly world-famous for graffiti, with incredible new pieces seemingly springing up every day.
Banksy is the best known artist, but there is so much more out there than offered by this graffiti ‘celebrity’, and some of the alternative work is certainly more beautiful and challenging.
As a result of this street art heritage, plenty of graffiti tour operators have sprung up who will take you round the city and explain the context to much of the art (and it really is art) that you are seeing on the walls, under-ways and buildings.
One of our favourites is here, but there are plenty of others available if you shop around.
You’ve hired a campervan in Bristol - why not actually stay right in the heart of the city? Yes, this is actually possible, and is in fact quite unique amongst cities, as few others offer such a convenient location.
Baltic Wharf Campsite offers a place to park your vehicle right in the centre of the city, on the riverside within easy walking distance of many of the attractions.
Be aware that this campsite may not be around for much longer as there are sadly plans to turn it into housing, however their website has the latest updates on the situation, as well as booking details.
You’ve hired a campervan in Bristol, and done all there is to do in the city - ready to leave, huh? In that case, here’s our top five things to do nearby:
Go to the Wye Valley. This is approximately 1 hour from Bristol, and offers some brilliant scenery with lots to do. You can kayak and canoe down the river Wye, as well as visit attractions like Tintern Abbey.
There are also copious tea rooms for relaxing and enjoying a coffee and cake, or cream tea in this area.
Plus you get to say you visited another country, as you’ll be in Wales for at least some of your trip, since the Wye Valley straddles the border and you frequently criss cross between Wales and England!
Take a trip out to the Cotswolds. Not simply a day trip, but be sure to spend a few nights or more in the Cotswolds in your campervan. The traditional English houses are quaint and no doubt make for some of the prettiest villages in the world.
These historic villages that dot the landscape are nestled in amongst ancient fields, which themselves are interspaced with major attractions like Blenheim Palace and Newark Park.
Stay a while in the Mendip Hills. Again only a short drive from Bristol, the Mendip Hills form another attractive site easily reachable in your campervan from Bristol. Some of the main attractions in the Mendips are the Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Gorge.
Also, the spectacular Wells is on the outskirts of the Mendips; we would strongly advise visiting this city for at least half a day or more, as there is a lots to take in in the center as well as good places to have a spot of lunch, and the medieval Wells Cathedral itself could easily take half a day to explore on its own.
Drive down to Glastonbury. Glastonbury, although busy at times, is a very quirky and interesting place to see.
Glastonbury is of course most famous for its enormous eponymous festival, but the high street is also packed with fascinating shops full of various curiosities and knick-knacks which tend to be on the more spiritual and ‘out there’ side of things.
We would not necessarily recommend a whole day there, but it’s a well located base to the many other attractions nearby.
Head deeper into the West. Finally, you can use campervan hire in Bristol as your entry point into the West, allowing you to gradually head further down into this part of England.
The West of the UK has its own very distinct culture, and gradually gets more sparse and scenic as you leave the last major motorway of the M5, and make your way onto the backroads in Cornwall and Devon.
Along the way you can enjoy activities like surfing and sailing, Dartmoor National Park, the cider drinking culture, copious outdoor campsites perfect for campervans, and more.
Campervan Hire Bristol makes for a fantastic holiday, and Compare Campervan Hire allows you to easily compare and hire a vehicle online.
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We hope to see you on out there on the road!