Motorhome Rental Bristol
Like all good travel comparison websites, at Holiday Campervan and working in conjunction with Motorhome Republic we compare the market of of motorhome rental companies who offer campervan hire in Bristol ensuring holiday makers and travellers find the best motor home rental deals in Bristol and the South West of England.
It's easy to compare motorhome rental costs -simply select your depot to pick up the motorhome, select the dates you want to pick up and drop off the motorhome and leave the rest to us. We will compare the market and provide you with a list of motorhome rental options.
Travel to Bristol
If you intend to pick up your campervan hire UK elsewhere, and travel to Bristol, the journey distance to Bristol city centre is as follows
|Heathrow Airport||104 Miles|
|Gatwick Airport||133 Miles|
|London City Airport||160 Miles|
|Luton Airport||133 Miles|
|London Stansted Airport||161 Miles|
|Birmingham Airport||94 Miles|
When you book your Motorhome Hire in Bristol from Holiday Campervan you can choose from a list of motorhome suppliers (depending on the time of year) including McRent, who are based at Unit 1 Southfields Enterprise Park, Ilminster, UK.
|Arriving At||Distance||Taxi Fare|
|Bristol Airport||45 Miles||£75|
|Exeter Airport||30 Miles||£75|
|Taunton Railway Station||7 Miles||£30|
All taxi fares are approximate at time of publishing.
The city of Bristol is located in the south west corner of England and is a handy place to start your motorhome holiday to Cornwall and Devon, Wales or Southern England. There is some amazing countryside and historical sites to be found around Bristol as well as the nearby ancient cities of Bath and Gloucester.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel is one of the best known historical figures to come out of Bristol. This prodigious engineer has been voted the 2nd-greatest Briton of all time, losing the top spot to the politician and Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed the SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner in 1843. It was called the ship that "changed the world"due to its nautical design innovations - the restored sailing vessel is now a popular museum. To add to that, Brunel is also the designer of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the most memorable symbol of Bristol across the Avon River. At the time of design, it would have been the longest span of any bridge in the world. Unfortunately, it wasn’t completed until after his death. You can cross the bridge for amazing views of the Avon Gorge, or learn more about the bridge construction at the busy visitor centre.
The city of Bristol has many places to visit on your motorhome holiday. Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon with a prosperous maritime history. Its former port in the city-centre is now a hub for all sorts of cultural activities, the Harbourside, where the M Shed museum explores local Bristol social and industrial heritage. The original harbour's 19th-century warehouses now contain a selection of shops, restaurants, and cultural institutions such as popular contemporary art gallery The Arnolfin
Travelling to the West Country (the term usually applied to the historic counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and often the counties of Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire), is a reasonably straightforward journey down the M5 motorway taking you all the way from Bristol to Truro in Cornwall.
Driving your camper van to London, Birmingham and Southampton from Bristol, takes about 2 hours, depending on the time of year and the amount of traffic on the roads.
Cornwall is one of England's counties on the rugged south-western tip of the United Kingdom. It is a peninsula and contains natural wild moorland and many sandy beaches, culminating at the famous rock formation at Land’s End. The southern coast, is also known as the the Cornish Riviera, and is home to many little memorable harbour and fishing villages such as Fowey and Falmouth. The northern coast is lined with high towering cliffs and seaside resorts like St.Ives and Newquay, known for it's great surfing conditions.
Many different species of wildlife can be spotted along Cornwall and Devon shores - sea birds, seals, dolphins and in early summer basking sharks are frequently seen, particularly from the headlands of west Cornwall.
No visit to Devon or Cornwall can be complete without the customary cream tea - a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam - washed down with a nice pot of tea. Alternatively you will need to get your hands on the famous cornish pasty - tender peppery chunks of beef mixed with melt-in-your-mouth vegetables, all wrapped up in buttery golden pastry.
There are many places to stop and stay overnight in your Bristol Motorhome Rental Hire including :-
Hendra Holiday Park Newquay, Gnome World Holiday Park Newquay, Perran Quay Newquay, Music Water Padstow, Tremorvu Helston, Pine Green Park Liskeard, Penmarlan Park Fowey, the Laurels Holiday Park Wadebridge and many many more.
When you book your Motorhome Rental Bristol and you have never driven a campervan before it’s only natural to feel a little bit nervous. After all you are probably moving from the equivalent of rowing a boat to manoeuvring an oil tanker!
The main thing is not to be overawed. Take your time to get a feel for the cabin and the motorhome controls. Make sure that your driving seat is adjusted to the correct height and distance from the steering wheel. Get to understand how to start the engine and more importantly how to stop!
Ensure you understand all the manual gears (unless automatic), know how to move into reverse, and how easy the clutch is to depress.
Adjust your wing mirrors, making sure that you can see the full length of the campervan. Watch out for people overtaking when you least expect it – remember slow moving caravans and motorhomes can be frustrating to other impatient drivers following behind.
Get to know your height restriction (very important when travelling on roads with overhanging trees or bridges).
Make sure you know the speed limits in the country you are hiring the campervan, and the countries you are travelling through.
As the major route linking to the south west to the midlands, thousands of motorists rely on the M5 each day to make their commutes - please take extra care when travelling on the motorway. Additional delays can be exacerbated by bad weather and an increasing amount of holiday traffic than normal. According to a recent survey by Barclay's Bank, more and more Brits are considering staycations as their holiday for an ever-growing variety of reasons.
Driving on the motorway can be tedious and tiring, so you’ll want to make the most of the motorway service areas. These are mini shopping areas in themselves, featuring petrol stations, convenience stores, fast food outlets and WiFi. They are the perfect spots to refuel, grab a bite to eat and rest before you set out on the road again
When you arrive at your campsite, reverse park, to ensure your eventual departure is made easier.
Just remember that your “oil tanker” is a lot longer than your usual “rowing boat” so make sure that you give yourself plenty of space to turn at every road junction.
If in doubt, just ask the motorhome rental agent, who will be happy to take you over all the features of the campervan.
The “Ten Essentials” is a publication, first printed in 1974 giving advice to hikers, backpackers and climbers - this is the Holiday Campervan version to ensure that you stay safe on your journey!
Each motorhome rental company which we select for you comes with a previous campervan renter 5-star rating which you may find useful when making your decision as to which camper hire Bristol deals you eventually choose.
Details of the best motorhome hire in Bristol company discount codes and early bird discounts particular to your holiday destination can be found during the campervan online booking process.
Please remember to book your travel insurance before you travel to avoid any mishaps.
How to Pay for your Motorhome Rental Bristol
HolidayCampervan works in conjunction with the world's leading motorhome rental companies, MotorhomeRepublic.com. Details of how to pay for your motorhome rental and which credit cards are accepted are detailed here.
Before you decide which cheap campervan hire Bristol to get a quote and book online, you will want to understand the different varieties of campervans, motorhomes and recreational vehicles that will be offered to you to drive as part of the best motorhome rental Bristol deal. Some of the early bird RV rental rates on offer may increase nearer your departure date, so make sure you secure your booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
These tiny motorhomes are often based on small van versions of popular cars or even small people carriers. Most mini campers offer sleeping for two, but many just have just a single berth.
You will also usually find simple cooking facilities and a cupboard to store the smallest portable toilet. Probably not the best option if you need to travel with a lot of luggage.
The legendary Volkswagen camper has been popular for more than half a century. There are thousands of camper vans on the road and they are still being built today by the original manufacturer Volkswagen, and a small industry of specialists able to convert or upgrade the vehicle.
Normally they offer comfortable but basic accommodation for two or more happy campers in a family car sized vehicle. They will be equipped with basic cooking facilities, and the addition of an awning can allow for greater head-room, making the campervan more comfortable.
The benefit of a small micro motorhome and a small campervan is that they can be used to travel into the city and be parked as a normal family car – but be familiar with the minimum roof height when parking in a multi-storey car park with barriers.
Bigger commercial style vans can be converted and are sometimes known as 'panel van' conversions. These larger vans, like a transit van, again can offer more room and are capable of being decked out with a reasonable sized washroom/toilet and a more capable kitchen with gas cooker and dinette and with adequate headroom. They are the least expensive recreational vehicle to operate. The Class B motor home is easy to drive on the motorway, highway and around towns and cities. Because the driving and living compartments are connected, there is no need to get out of the RV during stops and it is capable of reaching less accessible camping sites that are too tight for larger motorhomes.
These motor homes use a driver’s cab and chassis from one of the major van manufacturers. A motorhome body is built on to complete the recreational vehicle.
Inside the motorhomes, two or more campers can sleep comfortably, and in most cases are equipped with all the comforts of home including a washroom, a shower and cassette toilet (a removable waste tank on wheels). Some of the motor homes will be equipped with a fixed double bed and can also make use of the over-cab storage to fix an over-cab bed. Although they are generally easy to drive, like a large moving truck, some of the larger models can be difficult to manoeuvre in tight spaces, and some models of this motor home may be too large to drive around the local town, therefore alternate local public transportation or a car hire may be required.
The Class A motorhome is a recreational vehicle built on a stripped-down truck or lorry chassis where the driving compartment is an integral part of the RV interior, so no separate cab. Class A motorhomes look like a large bus and are well equipped with room inside for double beds and all the luxuries of a home from home.
These come with a large interior over the top luxury fittings and fitments. More importantly, many vehicles are dependent on petrol fuel and in the larger RV’s they can be less than fuel efficient and can offer miles per gallon figures in single figures.
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