It's worth considering car rental; Yeovil is a fantastic base from which to see the many highlights of the south west of England...
Yeovil is a traditional market town in Somerset with a long history. Palaeolithic remains have been found here, as well as the remains of a Roman road and the town has an entry in the Doomsday book. It is also a great base from which to explore Somerset. If you book a hire car in Yeovil you can travel around the region at your own pace.
Yeovil was an important centre for aircraft and defence in the 20th century and many historic planes can be seen at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, including Concorde. At the Yeovil Railway Centre you can ride on a steam train or even learn how to drive one yourself. The Grade-I listed Anglican Church dates back to the 14th century and has two bells, made by Thomas Bilbie in 1728.
When you visit Yeovil, car hire is a good way of getting about. You can pick up a rental car at either of the two nearest airports, which are Bristol (BRS) and Bournemouth (BOH). You can also collect your hire car at one of the convenient locations in downtown Yeovil.
There is so much to see and do in Yeovil and the surrounding areas and a hire car will allow you to explore at your own rate. To find the best price on car hire in Yeovil, use TravelSupermarket's search tool.
When you've seen the best bits of Yeovil, car hire gives you the freedom to expand your adventures in England...
With a car you have the flexibility to get out in the surrounding countryside and visit the local sites.
The Castle at Castle Cary was built shortly after the Norman Conquest; you can reach this attractive town in around 30 minutes by road. A little further on, the small town of Shepton Mallet is surrounded by evidence of pre-historic activities. Considered to be the southern gateway of the Mendip Hills, you can easily drift into long country walks and even longer afternoons in country pubs from here - try a locally-brewed Somerset cider to feel at home with the locals.
St Bartholomew's church in Crewkerne was originally a Saxon building, although it has been rebuilt since then. This historic site is in the opposite direction to Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet and is around a 20-minute drive from Yeovil.
If you want to visit a bigger town, Taunton is a short drive away. As cricket-mad as Yeovil, Taunton is another historic and traditional town where English culture and heritage is showcased.
Or why not drive out a little further and explore Dorset and the Jurassic coast, stopping in Lyme Regis to search for fossils on the beach? Set off from Yeovil and within an hour you can be standing by the sea, rock hammer in hand, tapping away in search of fossils that reveal life from millions of years ago. It's a humbling and simply unforgettable experience - and all made possible thanks to car hire in Yeovil.