2015-01-212015-01-21 Manchester campervan hire, fall in love with the north
Manchester campervan hire, fall in love with the north
Manchester has become the United Kingdom’s northern capital of cool, with stellar sports teams, a happening cultural vibe, and plenty of historic landmarks. With a motorhome hire in Manchester, you can experience it all.
Great rates on Manchester campervan rental
Motorhome Republic has all the available campers to rent in Manchester, in one place, and at the best price. This is how it works: visit our website or download the mobile app. Pop some essential details into the search engine, such as pick-up city, dates of travel and driver’s age. Just like that, you will be able to see every camper, across all brands, with their specifications and the price for your whole holiday, with extra-special deals highlighted. We understand that hiring a motorhome in a foreign country is a bit nerve-wracking, so while you can book securely online, we also have talented motorhome experts you can speak to over the phone, available 24 hours on weekdays.
Road Trips from Manchester
Manchester is a brilliant place to begin a United Kingdom road trip in your campervan, with easy access from London or Europe into Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the country. Being close to the geographical centre of England, you can explore the Peak District on your doorstep, or drive for an hour and a half to the Lake District National Park. Other cities such as Liverpool and Leeds are within an hour. Another option is to head to the picturesque town of Chester, then follow the coast up to Holyhead for a ferry to Dublin. Don’t forget the delights of resort town Blackpool, for a bit of beach time.
Where to Stay in Manchester
The Moorlands Caravan Park is located on Saddleworth Moor just out of Oldham, in the Greater Manchester region. It has been refurbished to a 3-star standard, and is well situated for walks, fishing and visiting country pubs. It is about an hour’s driving time to Manchester City Centre.
Food and Drink in Manchester
Immigrants from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have added much to the Mancunian dining scene. Curry Mile is centred in Rusholme, two miles south of the city centre. Shere Khan is the original family-run restaurant which first set up shop there - something like 70 other restaurant and takeaway outlets have followed suit. Mughli is a restaurant and charcoal pit that puts a modern twist on cultural classics. You will have to park up your camper rental and indulge in at least one restaurant meal.
If you like your pubs traditional, stop for a pint at the Briton’s Protection, next to Bridgewater Hall. They have a range of 200 whiskeys, real ales, a beer garden and two roaring fireplaces. For great cocktails and amazing views, queue for the lifts to Cloud 23, a bar in the Hilton Beetham Tower.
What to see and do in Manchester
For sports fans, particularly followers of soccer, Manchester is a kind of spiritual home. There is not one, but two Premier League teams based there. In the partisan world of football fanship, visitors are most likely to visit one or the other, so you have Old Trafford for Man U supporters, or the Etihad Stadium for disciples of Manchester City. There is absolutely nothing like attending a game, even the unconverted will be caught up in the rousing atmosphere. Tickets for games do sell out, but with a bit of advance planning, it can be done. If that is just not possible, both stadiums offer tours through the week. No matter who you support, you will enjoy the National Football Museum for its displays of memorabilia, and as the home of the Football Hall of Fame.
Check out what is on at The Lowry while you are in Manchester. This iconic building, which opened in 2000 as a millennial project, is the city’s premier arts venue, on the Salford Quays. It has multiple performance spaces, runs classes, stages contemporary exhibitions and is the home of the world’s largest collection of paintings by artist LS Lowry.
Manchester Touring Tips
If planning an extensive British road trip, it is worth considering joining the UK Caravan Club. For 47 pounds a year, you have access to members-only campgrounds, or a substantial saving on sites in parks that take public bookings.