Set amongst the backdrop of picturesque Nova Scotia, Amherst is the largest town in Cumberland County. With a rich history dating back to 1764, the industrial revolution was the making in the town, car hire in Amherst will allow you to explore the old architecture at your own pace. Many of the original buildings from the time, painstakingly handcrafted from local sandstone and brick, can still be seen today. For more information on the town a trip to the Cumberland County Museum gives you a fascinating insight into the town, or take a look around the Art Gallery.