Explore Manchester and its surrounding areas, home to two of the most famous and biggest rivals in the soccer world, Manchester City and Manchester United. The world’s first industrialized city, the location of the first railway station and an alternative scene second to none. Often considered the ‘best student city’ greater Manchester is home to over 88,000 students from three different universities. Served by the Manchester Airport, a car rental Manchester makes it easy to get to the city and its surrounding areas
With a population of 2.6 million, the greater Manchester area is the second largest urban area in the UK, ‘Mancunians’ are known for their northern hospitality and their accent. During the late 80's to the 90's the ‘Madchester’ scene developed, artists such as The Stone Roses, The Charlatans, New Order and Happy Mondays emerged, their legacy can still be heard within British music today, including the inspiration for one of Manchester’s biggest music exports Oasis. A rental car Manchester is the best way to experience the city and its surrounding areas, whether you want to remain within the city center, explore the alternative northern quarter, look round China Town or go shopping at the Arndale, everything is possible and made easy when you book your next car hire through the online comparison portal HAPPYCAR. Use your car hire in Manchester to explore its surrounding areas, drive to Salford, home of the newly built MEDIACITY, the new location of the BBC, enjoy a drink and some food on The Quays and shop in the Lowry shopping center. Visit the Trafford area of Manchester, take a drive down the famous Curry Mile and take in the multicultural atmosphere. Down the road is the world famous Theatre of Dreams. You can visit the Old Trafford and take a tour of the stadium to get a souvenir from the superstore or go shopping in the massive Trafford Center. Greater Manchester is home to many museums and historical highlights which are well worth a visit. Chethams Library, located right in the city center, is the oldest public library in the United Kingdom, built in the 15th century, it is one of the oldest buildings in Manchester, and located right in its heart. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels would visit the library together during their time in Manchester. Engels wrote his The Condition of the Working Classes in England, a book which would play a key role in the development of communism. The Imperial War Museum North, located in the lovely Quays area of Greater Manchester. The Imperial War Museum North is well worth a visit. With its award winning architecture design, the museum is free to enter and features many displays, films and artefacts relating not just to British military history but global military efforts. On display outside are tanks captured during the past Iraqi wars.The Peoples' History Museum, Located near the crossing between the cities of Manchester and Salford, the museum is dedicated to the history of the working classes throughout the United Kingdom and to the history of British Democracy. With many exhibits dedicated to the formation and the progression of the British Labour party and its affiliates, such as the Cooperative Party. The museum is must for anyone wanting to get a glimpse into the lives of the working classes of Great Britain. Discover Northern England and north Wales Using a car rental Manchester as the perfect base to explore the northern England, cities such as Liverpool, The European capital of culture 2008 and Chester, a Roman Walled City with old Tudoresque buildings are a short car journey away. North Wales coast is located about an hour’s drive away, a day trip to one of the coastal town is a great way to spend a summers day.
Using HAPPYCAR to find a car rental Manchester is the best way to get around and explore in the greater Manchester and the surrounding areas of England and Wales. Booking through HAPPYCAR for your next car hire is easy and comfortable. Book today and start making your vacation dreams and reality.