Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK, and the largest outside of London. It serves the Greater Manchester area and surrounding North West England, and Europcar has facilities on site to help with all your car hire needs. Our fleet of comfortable, modern and reliable vehicles to suit every requirement or budget, along with helpful services like easy online booking, express pick-up, optional satellite navigation, child seats and additional driver cover, allow you to travel all over the UK's fascinating North, safe in the knowledge that your transport issues have been professionally dealt with.
Manchester, and its metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, is second only to Greater London as the country's most populated urban area. Manchester is renowned for its music scene, producing bands like Take That, Oasis and Joy Division, and nearby Liverpool, just along the River Mersey, has an even greater claim to fame, spawning acts like Elvis Costello, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and, of course, the Beatles. More popular in the Manchester area, perhaps, than music, is football. Amongst the teams and home grounds to be found are Manchester City, Everton, Liverpool FC and the world famous Manchester United. The north west of England offers far more than simply music and football, though. The famous seaside resort of Blackpool, the beautiful green hills of the Peak District and the affluent county of Cheshire, or the rugged, poetic paradise in Lancashire and Cumbria that is the Lake District are all popular destinations for visitors landing at Manchester Airport, and by far the most convenient way to see them is by hire car.
The City of Manchester – Manchester is a thriving northern urban centre of culture. Known as the Capital of the North, it has fought through industrial decline to become both a cosmopolitan and down-to-earth city, famed for its nightlife great sporting pride and musical heritage, with much more besides: Manchester Cathedral, originally built in the late 15th century is a stunning example of Gothic architecture; the MOSI, Museum of Science and Industry, is on the site of the world's oldest railway station and includes a variety of water and steam-driven machines, as well as vintage cars and aeroplanes; the Castlefield Urban Heritage Park travels along centuries-old canals, through the rebuilt two thousand year-old Roman Fort, and amongst restored Victorian houses and old warehouses now converted into shops and restaurants.
The Peak District – Stretching out from Greater Manchester into the southern end of the Pennines is the UK's first National Park, designated so in 1951. A popular destination comprised almost entirely of rolling green hills, but easily accessible by road, the Peak District allows many types of outdoor activity. Various paths and bridleways criss-cross the park, and are popular with hillwalkers, hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Certain areas, like Stanage Edge or The Roaches are amongst the best rock climbing sites in the world, and the surrounding spa towns of Buxton and Matlock Bath are delightful locations to eat or stay in.
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