Macnhester Airport Car Rental
Manchester International Airport was inaugurated in the summer of 1938 and during the second world war it was one of the most used by the Britannic air forces. Nowadays, Manchester Airport is the fourth English busiest airport and among the busiest airports in the world for passenger traffic per year.
The airport is not too far from the city centre; it is, indeed, less than 16 km far. There are various international airlines using this airport, such as United Airlines that grants connections to Newark, and the German Lufthansa, which covers the connections to and from Munich and Frankfurt.
Manchester: points of interest
Once landed in Manchester International Airport and picked the rental car up, after having booked it on RentalUp before departure, you can soon go to Manchester Cathedral, one of the most important symbols of the city.
This worship place is one of the most interesting examples of Neogothic architecture on the entire English territory and it obviously is the most important symbol of the Anglican rite in Manchester. Its construction dates back to 1200 and the Neogothic style you can admire today is the result of later interventions. A curiosity that characterizes it is the fact that this church has the largest nave ever among all the similar worship places in England.
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Manchester Airport, you must immediately include in your itinerary a visit to Manchester Town Hall; this building is also a magnificent example of Neogothic architecture. The Clock Tower stands out for a little less than 90 metres and recalls the London Big Ben to even the inexpert eyes.
Among the places you must absolutely visit during a stay in Manchester there is also Castlefield: this is the zone where the “two” Manchester, the industrial and the original ones, meet each other in a perfect mix.
For those who don’t know it, this is the area where you will find many artificial canals that, in the past, were used for commercial purposes. Today, this area has become highly symbolic of the Industrial Revolution and of the popular Manchester.
Lastly, among the places you should visit with the car rental service at Manchester Airport, we have to mention the Northern Quarter and Old Trafford. The first one is the city’s alternative quarter for excellence and it is enough to see the murals to understand it. The second one, instead, is the stadium where Manchester United, the most important football team of the city, plays its home games.
Manchester: art and culture
The possibility to use the car rental service at Manchester Airport allows you to organize a sort of tour discovering the most interesting places of the city from a cultural point of view.
For example, it is worth a visit to the Science and Industry Museum: this museum is one of the flagships of a city that is one of the symbols of the Industrial Revolution. Here you can understand how Manchester was cutting-edge from the points of view of industry and development during the XIX century. The museum is located in a significative place such as the former Liverpool Road station, the most ancient train station ever.
Talking about museums, you cannot miss a visit to the Manchester Art Gallery during a vacation in Manchester: it consists of three floors, where over 20,000 artworks covering 600 years of art history in its various declinations are exhibited.
Among the exhibited works of the figurative arts, we can mention those of artists such as Renoir and Degas, without forgetting Turner, one of the most important exponents of Impressionism in the land of Albion.
Lastly, for books lovers, we must mention the John Rylands Library, the most important and fascinating library in the city. Its inauguration dates back to the early XX century and it is considered a sort of secular shrine for the importance of the books collections that it preserves.
As you can easily guess, Manchester, a too often underestimated city, deserves to be included among the most coveted tourist destinations.