Car Hire Gloucestershire Airport
Find your perfect hire car at Gloucestershire AirportGloucester has a long history dating back hundreds of years, but it’s not only this that attracts travellers from around the country. The city’s modern developments also appeal, and the surrounding areas have plenty of attractions to offer as well. To get the most out of your trip, hire a car with us.
A meet-and-greet service is offered for car pick-ups at Gloucestershire Airport. An Avis representative will be at the terminal to collect you and take you to our Avis Worcester branch to collect your vehicle.
For car returns, the keys should be left at the airport reception desk.
Any delays or changes to arrival time should be communicated to Avis Worcester on 0844 544 6114 (option 6) to ensure an Avis representative is there to meet you on your arrival at Gloucestershire Airport.
Plan your journey from Gloucestershire AirportDating back to the Roman era, Gloucester has a long history that has a lot to do with its position on the River Severn near the Welsh border. The city has transformed itself over time, preserving its ancient attractions, but introducing new ones too.
Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the city to find the heart of the shopping district. The area is perfect to browse at leisure and you can get a bite to eat in one of the many eateries and cafes. A short walk away are the Gloucester Docks, a complex of converted warehouses now housing a range of museums, retail outlets, boat displays and even a chapel and a brewery.
In the middle of the city, the Gloucester Cathedral stands proudly on College Green. It’s possible to take a guided tour of the cathedral or explore it on your own. Stop and appreciate the Great East Window, a giant stained glass piece that was the largest of its kind in the world when it was constructed in the 1350s.
The city of Gloucester is filled with novel experiences that are all a short drive away.
Beyond Gloucestershire AirportGloucestershire is a beautiful region with a plethora of sights to see. From behind the wheel of your rental car, the open roads beyond the city will bring some unforgettable experiences.
Bristol is a beautiful and vibrant city full of history. It’s also known for its alternative art and music scene. To get there from Gloucestershire Airport, just drive 45 minutes south via the M5. The iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge dominates the skyline. The SS Great Britain, a steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843, is one of the city’s top attractions. Be sure to visit the M-Shed, which explores Bristol’s past. Finish the day by spending an evening in one of the city’s many entertainment venues, where local and international bands perform live.
Forest of Dean
Over time, the Forest of Dean has transformed itself many times. Britain’s royalty used to hunt in these woods during medieval times, the Tudors sought lumber for their warships here, and the Victorians found coal and laid tramlines across its length. Today the forest is a haven for wildlife and has a wealth of peaceful hiking trails to choose from. The forest is only 45 minutes away from Gloucester via the A4136 and A40 .
Oxford, like Bristol, is a university city brimming with trendy bars, shops and restaurants, but evidence of its fascinating past can still be seen in its medieval streets. The college buildings and grounds are well worth exploring, with the oldest on the campus dating back 750 years. Hire a punt from the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse, from where you can float past the Botanic Garden and Magdalen Deer Park. Also be sure to visit the Radcliffe Camera, the circular reading room that was constructed in the mid-1700s.
Whether you just want to explore Gloucester or venture further afield too, an Avis hire car will make your journey that much more enjoyable.