Explore Manchester And The Peak District
Why Not Start In Manchester?
Manchester is a brilliant place to hire a campervan and begin your journey across the UK. With its international airport coupled with modern road and rail links, visitors will find it easy to reach Manchester and pick up and drop off their campervans. We have two hire locations in Manchester: the first is Manchester airport, and the second is the city itself (which encompasses all the other hire locations throughout the city). To begin your Manchester campervan hire search, simply select one of these two locations from the drop down menu in the search form above.
How To Hire
Hiring a campervan with www.comparecampervanhire.uk couldn't be easier; we allow you to compare the prices of a range of providers across the UK, to help you to save money on your holiday. Moreover, when you search, you can also filter the campervans you see by a range of options, such as extra features, vehicle size and so on. This makes picking the most affordable yet well suited campervan very simple, allowing you to get on with planning other parts of your holiday!
Furthermore, www.comparecampervanhire.uk is one of the very few websites that actually allow you to go ahead and book the campervan once you are pleased with it. Almost all other providers require you to email or call them once you have selected a campervan you think you'd like to hire; this can be very time consuming (doubly so if you are based internationally or in another time zone), and means you often run the risk that the campervan is not available or has already been booked by the time you get in contact. However, with our website, the search you undertake is live, which means that the vehicle in question is guaranteed to be available. Because you can then go ahead and book to secure your selection, our website is your one stop shop for campervan hire, both saving you money and giving you plenty of time to concentrate on preparing for your holiday.
Lastly, you'll note that if you check the site out on a mobile phone or tablet, the site resizes beautifully to different screens and resolutions, so you can even make your booking on the move if you wish!
What Can I Do In Manchester?
One of the best reasons to hire a campervan in Manchester is that the city is full to bursting with activities and things to do, from wonderful buildings to famous sports stadiums. Here's a list of things to see and do in Manchester (note that this list is by no means exhaustive, it is just a snapshot of some of the activities you can do – we couldn't possibly write everything down!):
- Stroll past Manchester Town Hall – Manchester is full of Neo-Gothic architecture and the town hall is one of the finest examples of this. As you wander through the city centre, make sure you check out this fine old building.
- Visit the National Football Museum – Manchester has a well deserved footballing reputation, with United and City both recognised as two of the best football clubs in the world. Therefore, Manchester makes an obvious place to explore the National Football Museum, where you can read about the history of the beautiful game as well as viewing objects that have an infamous history in the annals of football.
- Eat out in Curry Mile – Curry Mile represents probably the largest concentration of South Asian food outside of the subcontinent. These popular dishes, brought to the UK by Indian immigrants, are uniquely clustered in this half mile section of the city, and are open day and night. It's worth visiting at night to see something of Manchester's infamous party scene - you'll find plenty of students and other revellers staggering back to Curry Mile in the early hours of the morning.
- Take in some culture – If its culture you're after, then prepare to be spoilt by Manchester. With a thriving independent music and vinyl scene, as well as plenty of live acts, Manchester is certain to entertain you. Moreover, Manchester's Gay Village is a modern tourist attraction and worth visiting for the bars, cafes and gay culture.
Visit the Peak District
Of course, one of the most common reasons people hire a campervan in Manchester is to visit the nearby Peak District National Park. The Peak District is located a very short drive Eastwards from Manchester, and is the perfect place to park your new campervan and take in the scenery. Stunning castles, grand houses and market towns can be found scattered like jewels across the Peak District. Moreover, unique and varied walks exist across the region, as well as other adventurous activities like caving, water sports and so on. To read more about the plentiful activities on offer in the peak district, visit the official site for the Peak District.
Manchester certainly has a varied history, which greatly informs the city's present state. For most of its past, manchester was a relatively small town, however it began to grow at a truly astonishing rate during the industrial revolution in the 1800's. This was mainly fuelled by the textile manufacturing, and resulted in Manchester becoming the world's first ever industrialised city. The city began to decline after the Second World War, however since the mid 1990's it has experienced somehting of a renaissance and is now one of the largest and most significant cities in the UK.
Manchester plays a disproportionately significant role in popular culture, with a strong music, sporting, scientific and engineering output. Always a place brimming with new and radical ideas, Manchester is the birthplace of both communism and capitalism, the world's first railway station, the site where the atom was first split and women's suffrage.
Manchester is a great place to start your adventure in the UK. With great transport links, getting to Manchester couldn't be easier, and our hire locations at the airport and other transport hubs make it easy to pick up and drop off your campervan. The lively culture of Manchester means that you won't be short of things to do, and you campervan will really come into its own when you are touring round the nearby Peak District National Park, which is a short drive from the city itself.