Car hire in Chippenham
Car hire in Chippenham
The Wiltshire town of Chippenham is a beautiful historic settlement with great connections to the gems of the United Kingdom's south-west. Not only can you enjoy Chippenham's markets and the many country villages and manor houses nearby, but you can also travel easily to cities such as Bath, Bristol and even to Wales.
What I need to know
There are several car hire companies in Chippenham, all within walking distance of the train station. You can use our site to compare all the available providers, making sure you get the best deal. If you run into any issues, we also offer 24/7 customer support.
Where to pick up my car
As mentioned, most of the local providers are within minutes of the train station. Each has their own address, but our site includes a map showing you where they are all located. This means you can choose the one that's most convenient for you.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Chippenham is a great location with plenty to do both nearby and further away. You can explore the market town, take a trip into rural Wiltshire to view the beautiful countryside, enjoy the Roman ruins of historic Bath or travel even further to Wales or the south of England.
Chippenham is surrounded by a number of stone-built settlements such as Lacock, an unspoilt village renowned for its beauty. There are also several stately homes to explore, such as Bowood House or Longleat. And of course you can experience Chippenham itself; the town has a history dating back to neolithic times, so it has plenty of hidden gems to see.
As mentioned, Bath is just 13 miles away along the A4, where you will find a range of history, culture and entertainment. There is also Bristol less than an hour's drive away; simply take the A350, enter the M4 at junction 17, then change to the M32 at junction 19.
Eating and drinking
As an old-fashioned, historic English town, you can be sure to find a good pub meal in Chippenham. The region is a producer of fine cask ale, and if you're looking for ingredients to cook yourself then there is almost always a farmers' market on nearby.
Things to do
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre tells the story of the town from its prehistoric origins. It's a great place to visit with children, with plenty of interactive displays, but it also has a good amount of in-depth information for those looking to get into the history of Chippenham.
If you have a spare hour, Stonehenge is an easy drive away. The famous stone circle - thought to be over 5,000 years old - can be reached by taking the A342 followed by the A360. It is a treasured British monument and makes for a great day out.
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