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As a major city in England’s northwest, the city of Manchester offers business opportunities, excellent shopping trips and a whole host of things to see to and do. Manchester Airport is the UK’s third busiest after Heathrow and Gatwick and is located around eight miles south of the city itself, in Ringway.
Our Manchester Airport base is situated within the airport’s dedicated Car Rental Village. Those who hire a rental car from us enjoy the best price guarantee, meaning we’ll refund the price difference in the unlikely event that you find a cheaper Hertz vehicle. Customers can also be assured of no cancellation or amendment fees*, no extra hidden charges and no credit card fee. If you’re a frequent flyer, remember that with Hertz you can earn points or miles each time you rent a vehicle from us.
*When the booking is canceled within seven days of being made.
Manchester and Greater Manchester are at the epicenter of a well-established motorway network, giving them good commercial links to all of the UK’s major cities. This means that when you arrive at Manchester Airport on business, you’ll find that the vast majority of businesses in Greater Manchester (an area of around 500 square miles) are within a convenient two-hour drive from the city center. Drive times between Manchester Airport and the city center are around 25 minutes, depending on the time of day and levels of traffic. The primary route follows the M56, then the A57, arriving into the city from the south.
You can also explore the surrounding areas when in Manchester with a journey down the M62. From a day in Liverpool to the west exploring the famous band, The Beetles to the city of Leeds in the east enjoying the shopping and museums on offer, Manchester is perfectly situated to explore the north.
A quarter of the UK’s motorway miles run through this area. While providing drivers with convenient and fast routes, this can mean the roads initially seem complex to navigate. For this reason, it’s sensible to check your route carefully before embarking on your journey. Across the UK, the national speed limit is 70 mph and the country drives on the left. British drivers are generally courteous and the driving style can be more relaxed than that of some other European countries.
Manchester is a vast, eclectic city in northwest England. An urban powerhouse, this is a place known the world over for its grassroots music culture and long-established dedication to football. In addition to being home to Manchester United (one of the game’s best-known teams), this passion for football has manifested itself in a dedicated National Football Museum where fans can truly immerse themselves in the beautiful game. However, there’s much more to discover in Manchester, both within the city itself and as a hub connecting you to other top destinations.
Manchester enjoys a love/hate relationship with its neighbor and rival Liverpool, which is less than an hour away by car. Birthplace of the Beatles and a key 18th-century trading port, Liverpool is well worth a visit. Don’t miss its splendid maritime port and be sure to take a ferry across the Mersey.
For rural adventures, the Peak District is on Manchester’s doorstep. An upland area, this stunning National Park is ideal if you want to indulge in outdoor activities like cycling, walking or wildlife watching. A little further away is the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District. Make time to visit Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake, or head into Kendal for a pint of real ale and a quieter pace of life.
Manchester’s proud history
Manchester is rightly proud of its industrial past, and with its cotton mills and textile factories, the city was at the very center of the 19th-century industrial revolution. Evidence of this era can be seen everywhere in the city’s wonderful art and architecture. The canal network, with its colorful barges and inland ports, provides a fascinating look back at the past and a trip along it is something you’ll never forget. Castlefield is the area most strongly linked with industry. Today it’s a cosmopolitan mix of bars, restaurants and hotels but the sense of heritage and pride prevails. The area also boasts an interesting Roman history that you can see in Manchester Museum and nearby Chester.
Mancunians are known for their love of shopping, particularly for glamor and fashion items. There are lots of opportunities to reach for your credit card in this city. For big malls and leading brand names, try the Arndale Centre, which is in the center of town. Or, how about a drive out to the Trafford Centre? This place is a monument to retail, complete with marble boulevards, some 200 stores, plus cafés, restaurants, cinemas and cocktails bars. For the kids, there’s LEGOLAND and the Sea Life Centre. Those seeking independent, boutique shopping should head to the Northern Quarter for quirky one-off fashion stores, music retailers, and a more left-field shopping experience.
A great night out
Manchester’s sheer size means that everyone should be able to find their perfect night out. As well as colorful Canal Street, the city’s gay quarter, there are ultra-modern upmarket bars, good old-fashioned pubs, a great selection of live music venues, Michelin-starred restaurants, and laidback world food eateries.