Among the UK's largest cities, Bristol sits in the south west overseeing the bounteous harbour which once put them at the forefront of UK industry. The centuries-old boom of business created many well-preserved listed buildings in the city, a lot of which remain here today for historical value. Recently the city has undergone something of a cultural rejuvenation with notable museums like the M Shed having opened. Car hire from Bristol Airport offers you straightforward access to the city, and the chance to explore the stunning surrounding area.