Home to an endless array of popular bars and restaurants, a shopping scene that will delight any fashionista, as well as a wealth of exhibitions and entertainments on offer at a variety of museums and art centres this city has something for everyone. Renting a car here opens up the north of England and the Peak District to visitors.
Sightseeing in Manchester
If you are planning on visiting Manchester, then be sure to check out the Lowry Art and Entertainment Centre and Heaton Park specifically. These two attractions are popular all year round and present the perfect opportunities to sample the city’s eclectic mix of pastimes and amusements.
If you fancy hitting the shops, Deansgate is a great place to start. Packed with a vast array of restaurants and high street shops, you won't be short of places to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. If you want to have a relaxing drink after a long day, the bar on the 23rd floor of the Hilton has a glass floor, perfect for soaking up the hustle and bustle of the city below.
Football fans can head to either the Etihad Stadium or Old Trafford to see some of the world's top players.
Day Trips From Manchester
If you are looking to head out of the city why not hop in your hire car and head to the Peak District for some fresh air? Britain’s first national park, the Peak District holds a special place in the heart of the British Isles. It's only an hour’s drive from Manchester city centre, so it's also easily accessible.
With an extensive range of outdoor activities, stunning vistas, a reputation for great local food and drink and excellent options for accommodation, the park is a truly memorable way to see and explore north England.
Alternatively, if you have seen all that Manchester has to offer and don’t fancy a day of hiking, cycling, abseiling or kayaking then a visit to the historical city of York might be the thing for you.
From Jorvic Viking centre’s re-created interactive Viking town which has entertained over 15 million visitors, to the National Railway museum with its award winning displays, York truly is a historical goody bag. But the fun doesn’t stop there, visit the monastic ruins of Fountains Abbey and the Studley Royal Water Garden for a first-hand experience of British history, or if you are visiting during the summer have a go at navigating your way around York Maze - the largest maze in Britain.