St Peter's Square, Manchester

Manchester Airport Car Rental

Manchester city is in Lancashire in the northwest of England, was a key player in the Industrial Revolution and the site of the first railway station in the world.  Manchester has a thriving LGBT scene centered around the world famous Canal Street.  Learn the story of one of the most tragic gay figures in history – Alan Turing – at the Sackville Gardens.  Enjoy the Mancunian sights and sounds of the city and Greater Manchester on a hire car holiday.  Arrive to Manchester Airport and choose the best rental car for you from one of our many Manchester airport car rentals agents.  Take time to relax and shake off the airplane cobwebs instead of worrying about finding your bus or train, then drive to your hotel in your car rental in comfort – it’s your holiday so make sure it’s on your time!

Things to see by rental car in Manchester:

The site of the oldest railway station in the world is now home to MOSI – Manchesters Museum of Science and Industry.  Explore a stunning hands-on exhibition of the working machinery that drove the Industrial Revolution that eventually spread all over England.  You can even take a ride on a real steam locomotive! 

Manchester United is one of the most successful and popular football teams in the Premier League.  Their home stadium Old Trafford, the “Theatre of Dreams”, also houses a museum charting not just the success of a football team, but a story of reaching the pinnacle of sporting success.  You can also visit the National Football Museum.

Driving your rental car around the city, you can stop at many heritage sites of the Industrial time, galleries, cathedrals and beautiful architecture.  Soak up the Mancunian vibe at one of many fine restaurants or enjoy a pint of bitter at a cosy English pub.  The city also offers fine shopping opportunities.

Day trips from Manchester by hire car

The Greater Manchester area is dotted with stately homes and gardens, such as Adlington Hall.  Drive your rental car through beautiful English countryside to step out into the fresh air.  Barrow Bridge Village is a former industrial village; old mill homes have been preserved where you can see how electricity was produced by waterwheel.  There are seemingly endless beautiful walks to take in designated nature reserves and lakes.

If you travel with children take them to Moss Bank Park where they can see exotic small animals at Animal World and ride a model railway.  Visit picturesque Worsley Village to see where the coal used in the Industrial Revolution was mined and enabled to be shipped to the city via canals and waterways.  Don’t miss a boat tour of the aqueducts, such as the Barton Swing Aqueduct. For a longer drive by rental car in the North Western part of the United Kingdom is the Lake District. Hear you can walk in the footsteps of Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Coleridge. 

Return your hire car to Manchester airport car rental and go straight to your check-in desk.

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