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Manchester Airport

St Peter's Square, Manchester

Manchester Airport Car Rental

If you’re planning a trip to the history-rich northwest of England and would like to see the countless sights by car at your own leisure, pickup a discount hire car in Manchester Airport and save big by booking online.

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Manchester city is in Lancashire which was a key player in the Industrial Revolution and the site of the first railway station in the world.

Learn the story of one of the most pivotal figures in history – Alan Turing – at the Sackville Gardens.

Enjoy the Mancunian sights and sounds of the city and Greater Manchester with a self-drive holiday.

Things to see by 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 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 car

The Greater Manchester area is dotted with stately homes and gardens, such as Adlington Hall.

Drive your 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 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.

When you’re ready to head home, simply return your hire car to Manchester airport and walk in to your check-in desk.

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