Manchester may not be the first place you associate with a motorhome hire holiday but there are many reasons why this famous northern UK city is the ideal base for going away in a motorhome.
Things to do on a Manchester motorhome hire break
The first thing to do is to find a motorhome campsite close to Manchester so you can easily reach all of the major attractions the city has to offer. For sports fans, there is no shortage of places to visit with the Old Trafford cricket and football grounds and the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City F.C., just two high profile examples.
For those looking to explore the art and history of Manchester, the John Rylands Museum houses a large collection of rare books and manuscripts while the epicentre of the City’s art scene can be found at Manchester Art Gallery. There are numerous museums to visit too including the Science & Industry, People’s History and Manchester museums.
If you are in the mood to take in a theatrical performance, be sure to take a look at the listings for the Royal Exchange Theatre, known for its 360 degree stage.
And then there’s the shopping. From modern mall-style shopping centres like the Arndale and Trafford Centre to more traditional outlets like the Corn Exchange and Affleck’s, situated in the arty Northern Quarter, there is plenty of scope to spend your holiday pennies. A visit to Salford Quays is also recommended where you will find even more to see and do in Manchester’s favourite waterfront location.
If you are bringing little ones or pets, the nature reserve of Chorlton Water Park is a great place to burn off some energy while admiring the lake. If you’re feeling generous, you could even treat the family to a day out at nearby Alton Towers.
Take your motorhome to the peaks or the lakes
Of course, no-one rents a motorhome to spend the whole holiday in a city. The great thing about Manchester is that it’s the ideal base for travelling on to the tranquil splendour of the Lake District or the ancient majesty of the Peak District. Alternatively, simply strike out along the Transpennine Way and take in the stunning northern scenery.
The beauty of motorhome rental holidays in Manchester is that you’re not tied to a specific check-in or check-out time. Once you’ve based yourself at a local campground (which are often very reasonably priced), you are free to set off whenever and wherever the mood takes you.
Sample the cuisine of Manchester
Whether you plan to eat out every evening or make the most of your motorhome cooking facilities, make sure you try out some of Manchester’s delicacies. From Bury black pudding and Lancashire hotpot to Eccles cakes, there are plenty of culinary treats originating from Manchester and its surrounding towns.
ChinaTown is always worth a wander if you’re peckish or you could opt for some fish, chips and Manchester caviar (that’s mushy peas to you and me).
Make sure you take a trip to the City of Manchester Distillery to sample some Three Rivers Gin or you could pop into the pint-sized Circus Tavern for a swift one. For the motorhome driver, Vimto is a local, non-alcoholic alternative.
Secure your Manchester motorhome rental holiday today
Getting hold of your motorhome for a Manchester adventure couldn’t be simpler. Simply visit our search page, type in your location and enjoy choosing which motorhome is right for you.
From luxury Class A motorhomes with all of the latest features to more basic Class B motorhomes or towed caravans, there is usually plenty of choice. Insurance is included with your hire as is 24/7 breakdown assistance.
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