Having an airport on your doorstep has it’s advantages as well as it’s share of problems.
Bristol Airport is very convenient being only 15 minutes away. There are scheduled trans-atlantic flights and with the connection to Amsterdam it is often more attractive to start from Bristol and transfer there than to travel for several hours to other airports.
The following sites give information about Bristol Airport and others in the UK:
The disadvantage of having an airport so close is having planes flying overhead, sometimes quite noisily early or late in the day. This can be at odds with the idea of the quiet and peaceful countryside.
There are also environmental concerns relating to air travel and worries about the impact airport expansion can have on the surrounding local areas. The following sites may be of help: