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Cambridge is the UK’s cycling capital – at least in numerical terms. The city itself is compact and driving is a nightmare. So why would you want to hire a car there?

cool Why? Visiting Cambridge using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Cambridge ?


  • Explore Cambridgeshire villages.
  • Visit The Fens and the East Anglia coast line.

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Why don't you need a car in Cambridge ?


  • There are very few reasons to visit Cambridge with a car – as outlined above!
  • Cycling city – Cambridge is the UK’s cycling city, with more journeys made by bike (per capita) than any other. Around 30% of all journeys in Cambridge are made by bike, putting it on a par with the Dutch average.
  • Easy cycle hire – starting at “Station Cycles“, which does exactly what the name suggests – hiring various different types of cycle directly outside the Cambridge station building.
  • Pedestrian friendly – Cambridge is also an easy city to walk around, with all the major attractions within a short distance of each other.
  • Take a punt – why not mess around on a boat on the Cam River?
  • Take a train to Ely.

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Conclusion – Cambridge is an obvious place where a hire car really isn’t worth considering.

Verdict – no

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Do you or don't you need a car in Cambridge ?

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Aberdeen

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The Granite city sits in a geographically remote corner of the UK, but once you get there, can you get around easily using public transport? Or is a hire car all but essential? What are the main Aberdeen car hire options? There are many reasons to rent a car in Aberdeen, but the city and its surroundings can also still be explored using local public transport options, even if your journey choices will be a lot less flexible.

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cool Why? Visiting Aberdeen using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Aberdeen ?


Reasons why you should hire a car in Aberdeen

  • Remoteness — although you will have no problem getting around the city itself, public transport routes starts to thin out massively once beyond the central city area.
  • Limited train routes — Aberdeen is right at the end of the East Coast route from London via Edinburgh. There are also regular Scotrail trains from Edinburgh on this route, together with frequent service to Glasgow via Perth and Sterling. The only other train service is a limited frequency (one train every two hours) route to Inverness. Even Inverness by comparison is a rail hub, with routes fanning out on each of the major compass points.
  • Backed into a corner – the simple reality is that Aberdeen sits in a corner, and only has one railway line running through it. Of course, the roads are also constrained by this geography, but you can at least drive in your own time. This is a key reason why Aberdeen car hire is strongly advised as the better option.
  • Limited attractions — there are relatively few points of interest in Aberdeen itself, whereas the surrounding countryside offers plenty of places to visit.
  • Scottish castles – including the famous Balmoral Castle. Without a car, these places are difficult to get to.

foot-in-mouth Why not? Visiting Aberdeen without a car

Why don't you need a car in Aberdeen ?


Visiting Aberdeen without a car

There are very few reasons not to hire a car for a visit to Aberdeen, unless you’re making a very brief stay in the city itself, and aren’t planning on venturing very far beyond city limits.

  • Balmoral by bus: Hardy public transport users can go by bus to Balmoral Castle, which is just next to the village of Crathie on the A93. Allow around 3 hours, up to 8 buses each way per day. You will have to change at least twice outside the summer season.
  • Orkney and Shetland — Aberdeen offers both onward flights and ferry services to the Orkney and Shetland Islands. You can take a hire car onto the ferry services, but is much cheaper to go as a foot passenger.
  • Scenic coastal rail route — the train route from Edinburgh up to Aberdeen has a number of particularly scenic stretches, especially as it hugs the coast for much of the route. Flying into Aberdeen and out through Edinburgh would be one way to enjoy this route, although the availability of flights there is generally much better than it is to Aberdeen anyway. Another option is just to pick return flights to Edinburgh and take the train in both directions. If you are flying in and out of Aberdeen, then this train route is still worth exploring at least down to Stonehaven, where it goes inland.
  • Start at Dyce: A very quick shuttle bus (or taxi) is available from Aberdeen Airport to nearby Dyce station, from where most trains heading south start. Dyce is also the best place to board trains heading to Inverness. This avoids going into Aberdeen city centre and back out again. However, your journey options are still limited to the route heading west to Inverness, and the coastal route heading south beyond Aberdeen.

[james]

Largely due to it’s geographical location, Aberdeen has some of the worst access by public transport of any major UK city. I think there’s far more to see in and around Inverness anyway, so I’ve only ever passed through Aberdeen a few times. You can still manage using trains and buses, but your options are much more limited.

[jamesend]

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So should you hire a car in Aberdeen? As Scottish cities go, when it comes to train networks, Aberdeen is certainly the weakest link, so to get to other places you would almost certainly end up needing to go by bus. This is not our view of travel enjoyment — buses should be there to supplement train journeys, not as a preferred method of transport in their own right. There are also no truly “world class” scenic railway routes heading out of Aberdeen, whereas there are out of Inverness or Glasgow, and to a lesser extent, Edinburgh.

For this reason, Aberdeen gets our strongest verdict of all Scottish cities that a car is necessary to get the best out of your trip.

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Do you or don't you need a car in Aberdeen ?

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Is it worth renting a car in Aberdeen just for part of my stay?

Not really – Aberdeen makes a great base for exploring the Highlands, but there are only limited points of interest within the city itself. Unless your plan is to get around the Highlands entirely by bus and train (in which case, make your connection at Dyce and don’t go into the city centre), then you really should hire a car in Aberdeen for the whole duration of your stay.

Is it worth renting a car in Aberdeen even for backpackers, students and other travellers who are on an extremely tight budget?

Probably not – based on price alone, you will get better value travelling by train and coach, especially if you book well in advance. It’s also easy enough to arrange coach or minibus tours of the Highlands or of the Isle of Skye from Inverness, and even if none of these options will give you the same flexibility as renting a car, they will almost certainly still be better value.

Should I hire a car in Aberdeen if I am planning on staying in the city / downtown?

Yes – even if you are staying right in the centre of Aberdeen, you will want to go out of the city, and in particular you want to go and visit the Cairngorms National Park. You really should hire a car for this.

Bear in mind that reaching places like, for example, Aviemore is usually going to mean going through Inverness and making a change, so it will be quicker to drive. Hotels right in the city centre are unlikely to provide free parking, but Aberdeen is sufficiently compact that you should be able to find a hotel with free parking around the edge of the city centre that is within easy walking distance, or short bus ride from the centre.

For example, the Village Hotel group are one chain who are known to provide free parking on all of their sites, and they have a location on the western side of the city. In total, about half of all hotels in Aberdeen will have free parking for guests.

I usually try to avoid driving if I can – so should I hire a car in Aberdeen?

No – we would rate Aberdeen is the most car focused major travel destination in the UK, but you will still find far more options for onward travel by bus and train then you will in many other places in Europe. If you are visiting Aberdeen from North America, then you will probably find that the choice of public transport (or transit) in Aberdeen is actually quite good, and you will also find a much wider range of onward connections via Inverness.

I am a train enthusiast – do I still need to hire a car in Aberdeen?

Absolutely not – you may well have already taken the train up to Aberdeen via Edinburgh, a route which takes you across the world famous Forth Bridge as well as the rebuilt Tay Bridge. Further to the west, you have a choice of three of the most spectacular train rides anywhere in the world; the most impressive one being the Kyle line from Inverness. Heading south from Inverness, you also have the Highland mainline which can take you back towards Perth, whereas the West Highland mainline can be joined at Fort William by taking a coach connection from Inverness. However, if you only plan to take one or two train trips, then you should still hire a car in Aberdeen, and then just use park-and-ride at local stations. Other than in the centres of Aberdeen or Inverness, you should be able to park for free at most stations in the Highlands and 0Aberdeenshire[1].

I am mainly interested in history and architecture and urban/cultural attractions – should I hire a car in Aberdeen?

Probably – Aberdeen is a wealthy city, and this means that it has an impressive range of cultural attractions relative to its size, but the real star here is still the scenery, so as per the general advice above, you’re probably will still want to rent a car. If you’ve tried looking up the bus schedules to get to Balmoral Castle (you will have to change twice, eventually back on to the same bus, due to shift restrictions), then you will agree that you really do need to get a car in Aberdeen if you want to see any castles other than those in the city centres!

How many people would we need in the car before a rental becomes better value than using transit?

If there are two or more of you travelling together, you are probably going to find that it’s worth hiring a car in Aberdeen. The only real exception would be for much younger travellers who may have difficulty obtaining a rental car package without paying a substantial supplement. Generally, for solo travellers, it is going to make more sense to travel around by scheduled bus, tour bus or train, but renting a car might still be more convenient.

We are senior citizens, should we rent a car in Aberdeen?

There are no particular reasons why senior citizens shouldn’t hire a car in Aberdeen, at least up until the age limits imposed by the rental companies, usually around 70 to 75.

However, UK residents who have a Senior Railcard will be able to get one third off all train travel, and this will apply in Scotland as it does in England and Wales, even though English concessionary bus passes are not valid here. Travelling by train from Aberdeen is also usually quite stress free – the lines in this part of Scotland are nothing like as busy as they are in the central belt, and reliability is usually quite good, but service patterns are often very irregular, especially if you want to travel over to Inverness and then try and find a connection from there.

Do I need a rental car if I am flying into Aberdeen airport but staying in another destination outside Aberdeen?

Probably, yes. Even if you are staying in another town which has a good bus service, or which is on the main railway line, you will then still be quite restricted in terms of where else you can visit from there.

If I’m planning on touring around, is this best done in a rental car?

Generally, yes – the Scottish Highlands and Islands are naturally very popular with touring motorists, but getting a rental car isn’t the only way of moving around. Travelling by train and bus, you can still see places like the spectacular done robing Castle further up the east coast, you can continue deep into sky by bus, and combine this with a train trip on the Kyle line if you want, and there are usually buses integrating at both ends of the island ferry routes.

The roads in the Highlands tend to be very winding, with many smaller roads often using passing places, and some drivers will find this quite stressful. If you travel around the Scottish islands by car ferry, you get to benefit from the “Road equivalent pricing” fair capping (see above), but many car rental companies will still require you to take out daily ferry insurance, and this can be an unwelcome extra expense.

Should we try to visit Aberdeen without a car because that’s better for the environment?

It’s difficult to make the environmental case for train travel on very rural Scottish routes, which often have very low passenger occupancy rates, so fuel consumption per person would be much higher than on busier routes further south.

It’s not unreasonable to point out that none of these Highland lines would be built today if a so-called “business case” had to be made based on current usage, yet the trunk routes between Aberdeen and Inverness and the Central Belt still have an important role to play in terms of providing an alternative to the heavily congested main highways (A9/A90). There are no electrified lines north of Falkirk, so all of the mainline trains you take will be using diesel.

Should I hire car in Aberdeen to start a road trip?

Absolutely – we’ve included a suggestion for a sample Scottish Road trip which could start in either Edinburgh or Glasgow and then taking in the West Coast and the Isle of Skye. This route would certainly pass through Inverness, and it would be easy enough to include Aberdeen in this loop. You may also find a better combination of flight and car hire deals in Aberdeen if you are making a comparison with Inverness. If you are planning on taking a road trip which includes more places to the south, then generally speaking, the best Scottish car rental deals are in Edinburgh or Glasgow. This is also where you will find a much wider choice of inward flight, including direct long haul flights from the USA and Canada. However, by starting your road trip from Aberdeen, you do at least have direct access to the Cairngorms.

Should I rent a car in Aberdeen and return it somewhere else?

Advice on One Way Rentals from Aberdeen

Maybe, especially if you have a driving route in mind which starts in Aberdeen and then ends up in another major Scottish city, in particular in Edinburgh or Glasgow. However, I would usually expect this to be cheaper if you do it the other way round, since the one-way fee is often determined on a mileage basis, whereas the actual rental fee is going to be more competitive further south. On the other hand, depending on your flight or train options, it might be worth hiring a car in Aberdeen and then dropping it off in Inverness. Any one-way rental fee could be better value than having a long drive back to where you started (but that is still only going to be about 2 hours, so not really long by North American standards!).

Should I rent an RV / camper / caravan in Aberdeen, instead of a car?

Yes, touring with a camper is very popular in the Scottish Highlands, especially with the recent promotion of the NC500 coastal touring route. Many visitors with campervans simply bring their own vehicles over from the Continent, but there are also several places which will provide campervan rentals in Aberdeen.

Fuel prices?

Needless to say, if you are visiting from North America, then you will find that fuel prices in the UK are significantly higher here, and you should also be warned that prices tend to rise further still as you head north or west from Inverness. However the cost of fuel should be balanced against the cost of staying in hotels or bed and breakfasts – something that can be extremely difficult during the July and August peak season. Remember as well that even roads classified as “A” roads (i.e. trunk roads) can still be single-track in some places, including on some recommended scenic drives (like the NC500). Always observe local etiquette and signs which advise any slower vehicle to pull over and allow faster drivers to pass. In some cases, the roads will not be suitable for a large camper van.

Should I hire a car from Aberdeen Airport, or from the city centre?

Generally, in the UK, you will get a better deal from on-airport car hire. This is because airports tend to have much bigger parking lots, as land is cheaper than in the city centre. You should not expect to pay an extra airport facility fee like you do at some airports in the USA.

If you do rent a car in the centre of Aberdeen, you do at least have the advantage that the major hotels, railway station and the port are all close to each other, so there are a few car hire options within this area. However, some rental offices are further out, and some may be at the airport, so make sure you specifically request “Aberdeen STATION”.

I’m moving to Aberdeen – do I need a car to live here?

Commuting in Aberdeen is very different to being a tourist. The city is compact enough that you can get to most places using a combination of bus and walking. This is not a very cycle friendly city, and you will need a car in Aberdeen if you need to commute to any of the major office locations around the edge of the city – this is an oil town after all!

[1] Technically the City of Aberdeen is separate to Aberdeenshire.

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Glasgow

Do you need a car in Glasgow? With its two airports (Glasgow International and Prestwick), Glasgow is the main gateway to Scotland for visitors arriving by air, and it is also Scotland’s most important rail centre. If you are arriving in Glasgow by rail, you can also pick up a hire car at Glasgow Central station. So is there any need to get a hire car when visiting the city and the vast range of scenic destinations which can be reached from here?
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  • Glasgow is the gateway for western Scotland, including Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and the Scottish Highlands and Islands. This region has a relatively sparse public transport links, so you will have much more flexibility in a hire car.
  • The greater Glasgow area has many interesting buildings to visit, including the Mackintosh Trail, and the stunning Burrell Collection in Pollok Park. A car will give you much more flexibility when travelling around these places.
  • Although Glasgow has a comprehensive public transport network, this is essentially aimed at suburban commuters — to reach some of the interesting destinations in greater Glasgow, you may have to go by bus.
  • Glasgow’s West End is well worth exploring, and  car will give you more flexibility than waiting for buses. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery is another must-see attraction.
  •  A car is ideal for exploring the historic Clyde river bank, including for visiting the Glasgow Science Centre and the Armadillo.
  • Glasgow may have an excellent suburban and regional rail network, but it is still disjointed. There is no rail link to Glasgow Airport, there are two stations which are only linked by shuttle bus, and the east-west lines alternate between serving Queen St and serving Glasgow Central, so you need to keep tab of the right times to end up where you want to be.
  • The Glasgow subway only operates in one loop, and does not connect directly with the main Glasgow Central Station (connect via St Enoch). The subway is extremely cramped, and impossible to use for anyone with any kind of mobility impairment.
  • Glasgow Central station car hire – you can hire a car from Enterprise in Oswald Street, which is directly adjacent to Glasgow Central station. Note there are no car rental facilities inside or directly adjacent to Glasgow Queen Street station.

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  • Compared to nearby Edinburgh (see our Edinburgh car hire guide), Glasgow has a much more substantial network of suburban rail services, so it is much easier to get around the Glasgow region by train, without needing to bother with the hassles of a hire car. This network wasn’t just built for commuting – it was also developed to give Glaswegians access to coastal resorts and other scenic areas.
  • You can travel by train to Balloch, for Loch Lomond, where station is right next to the terminal for Loch Lomond pleasure cruisers.
  • Glasgow is the start of the West Highland Line to Oban and Mallaig – this is one of the most scenic railway journeys in Europe. The stretch across Rannoch Moor is utterly stunning, and is one of several stretches of this journey which can only be reached by train, as there are no roads nearby.
  • You can also take the train to destinations such as Wemyss Bay or Ardrossan to catch ferries to islands across the Firth of Clyde such as Arran and Bute.
  • The Falkirk wheel is an excellent excursion from either Glasgow or Edinburgh. It is best appreciated by bike — this will be a fantastic day trip along the Forth and Clyde Canal from Glasgow or the Union Canal from Edinburgh. However, you will naturally get there much quicker my car, even if this means skipping out some of the good bits along the canal.
  • Glasgow city centre has many superb buildings from its industrial heyday, and some interesting modern ones too. The best way to appreciate these by far is to be on foot.
  • Amongst the impressive Victorian heritage of Glasgow are its two great stations — Glasgow Central, which is undoubtedly the finest station in Scotland, and the smaller Glasgow Queen Street with its vaulted roof.
  • The main public transport hubs in Glasgow are directly adjacent to prominent city centre landmarks — when you exit from Glasgow Queen Street station, a vista of George Square and Glasgow City Chambers opens up on your left. Glasgow Central Station sits right on top of the Clyde riverbank, and takes you directly onto the main shopping streets.
  • A visit to Glasgow should include a trip to the People’s Palace. Trips like these are best done as a leisurely stroll, and you may want to take public transport back in the opposite direction – the same applies to Glasgow Science Centre and the Armadillo.
  • Glasgow is famous for its two legendary football clubs — Rangers who play at Ibrox and Celtic, who play at Parkhead (also known as Celtic Park). Both of these stadiums are within easy reach of the city centre by underground or bus. Trying to park at either these stadiums is an unnecessary nightmare.
  • No visit to Glasgow is complete without a journey on its legendary Clockwork Orange Underground system (known officially as the Glasgow Subway), only the third in the world when it opened, after London and Budapest. Just make sure that you haven’t been indulging in too much whisky or Tennants Super before venturing down the steep steps to its narrow platforms. However, the system does close at 11 pm, and as early as 6pm on Sundays, long before chucking out time!

James says: It is a tough call between suggesting a hire car in Edinburgh as a good idea, but not for Glasgow, and this will ultimately depend on your own preferences. Considering the intense rivalry between both cities, it would be impolite to give them both the same verdict. As a graduate of Edinburgh University, I know Glasgow extremely well and am happy to give any advice on the best places to see, and ways to get around, in either city.

So ultimately, do you need a car in Glasgow? For the city itself and anywhere within the “SPT” network, ie most places within around a one hour train ride from Glasgow, there’s really no need for a car at all, as public transport isn’t just excellent, it’s vastly superior to what you will find in any other UK city outside London. Unlike many other cities, the Glasgow suburban train network is also really good for getting to the coast, or to other scenic places like Loch Lomond – it’s much more than just a scattering of commuter shuttles. Once you start getting well outside the city, there’s no doubt that a rental car is going to be useful for some itineraries, but it’s still far from essential. If you only ever make one trip outside Glasgow (other than to Edinburgh), then make it a journey on the legendary West Coast Mainline.

VERDICT: NO

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Bristol

Do you need to hire a car in Bristol? [topNP city=”Bristol”] [why city=”Bristol”]

  1. A hire car will give you access to visit many more places in South West England. If you are flying in for a slightly longer break, then Bristol’s network of flight routes makes it the best arrival point for exploring Devon and Cornwall, as well as nearby Avon and Somerset.
  2. Public transport to and from Bristol airport really isn’t that great — apart from the half hourly express bus service to Bristol city centre, and a link with Weston-super-Mare, very few other public transport options are available. To get anywhere else, you will need to connect via Bristol Temple Meads station, or Bristol bus station first. There is no direct coach link from Bristol airport to Bath.
  3. Getting from Bristol airport to Cardiff by public transport is a nuisance, and there is no view to appreciate if you take the train through the Severn Tunnel. You can enjoy a much more dramatic view from either of the Severn Road Bridges. Note — if you are doing a driving tour into South Wales from Bristol, you can avoid paying the toll by driving out through Ross on Wye, and back over the Severn Bridges, as it is free to travel from Wales back into England — of course, we don’t recommend this diversion just to avoid the toll fee, but if you are heading in this direction anyway, this is the best way to go.
  4. A car will make it much easier to enjoy nearby Cheddar Caves and Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves.

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  1. Bristol was rated by Dorling Kindersley as one of the world’s top 10 city to visit in 2009 — so there is plenty to see in the city itself, without needing to venture out much further.
  2. Bristol is a superb city to walk around, there is no need to even use buses to enjoy most of what the city has to offer.
  3. Our top recommendation would be to walk out to Brunel’s Clifton suspension Bridge, and enjoy the stunning views this affords. Although you can drive across the bridge, you can appreciate it much more (and avoid the toll of course) by walking across.
  4. Don’t forget to visit the Clifton Observatory and caves when visiting the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  5. Beautiful Bath is just a short hop from Bristol, and this is an easy and enjoyable train ride.
  6. Better still, why not cycle between Bristol and Bath, and enjoy the first cycle route set up by Sustrans.

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So ultimately, where do you need to hire a car in Bristol? This isn’t just about saying you don’t need a car in Bristol city centre, but you should get one outside it – quite the opposite! One of the great driving experiences in the city would be to take your hire car across the Clifton Suspension Bridge (although you can of course just walk it). Outside the city, Brunel’s rail network also opens up some amazing pleaces to see both from the train and as destinations to reach. On top of this, the Bristol and Bath cycle path, combined with the Two Tunnels route and canal routes in Bath creates a genuinely world-class cycling network, a description we would apply to very few other places in the UK. All of this adds up to making Bristol a very solid “no car” city in our books – but what do you think? [ratings city=”Bristol” stars=”17″ lights=”3″]

 

  1. A hire car will give you access to visit many more places in South West England. If you are flying in for a slightly longer break, then Bristol’s network of flight routes makes it the best arrival point for exploring Devon and Cornwall, as well as nearby Avon and Somerset.
  2. Public transport to and from Bristol airport really isn’t that great — apart from the half hourly express bus service to Bristol city centre, and a link with Weston-super-Mare, very few other public transport options are available. To get anywhere else, you will need to connect via Bristol Temple Meads station, or Bristol bus station first. There is no direct coach link from Bristol airport to Bath.
  3. Getting from Bristol airport to Cardiff by public transport is a nuisance, and there is no view to appreciate if you take the train through the Severn Tunnel. You can enjoy a much more dramatic view from either of the Severn Road Bridges. Note — if you are doing a driving tour into South Wales from Bristol, you can avoid paying the toll by driving out through Ross on Wye, and back over the Severn Bridges, as it is free to travel from Wales back into England — of course, we don’t recommend this diversion just to avoid the toll fee, but if you are heading in this direction anyway, this is the best way to go.
  4. A car will make it much easier to enjoy nearby Cheddar Caves and Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves.

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  1. Bristol was rated by Dorling Kindersley as one of the world’s top 10 city to visit in 2009 — so there is plenty to see in the city itself, without needing to venture out much further.
  2. Bristol is a superb city to walk around, there is no need to even use buses to enjoy most of what the city has to offer.
  3. Our top recommendation would be to walk out to Brunel’s Clifton suspension Bridge, and enjoy the stunning views this affords. Although you can drive across the bridge, you can appreciate it much more (and avoid the toll of course) by walking across.
  4. Don’t forget to visit the Clifton Observatory and caves when visiting the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  5. Beautiful Bath is just a short hop from Bristol, and this is an easy and enjoyable train ride.
  6. Better still, why not cycle between Bristol and Bath, and enjoy the first cycle route set up by Sustrans.

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