Car hire in Cheshire
Car hire in Cheshire
The county of Cheshire in north-west England shares borders with Merseyside, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Shropshire, making it an ideal base from which to explore everything that the north of the UK has to offer. Cheshire itself doesn't have an airport, but both Manchester Airport (MAN) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) are close by.
What I need to know
With the county spanning a wide area, it's advisable to compare car hire deals before you travel to Cheshire to make sure you can collect your vehicle from a convenient location. By using our comparison website, you'll also be guaranteed free cancellation and no credit card fees.
Where to pick up my car
The M6 travels through the heart of the county, with many Cheshire car hire suppliers situated just off the motorway. Other Cheshire car rental outlets can be found close to the M56, as well as in the county's various town centres.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Cheshire has so much to explore, from its county seat of Chester with its historic cathedral and fascinating Roman history to the breathtaking clifftop views of Alderley Edge. The county also has many Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-themed attractions, as author Lewis Carroll was born in local village Daresbury.
If you regard the town of Northwich as the centre of Cheshire, the rolling hills and breathtaking scenery of the Peak District can be reached by car in just 50 minutes. The vibrant city of Liverpool, which has plenty of attractions celebrating local lads The Beatles, is a similar distance away.
Wales is very close to Cheshire, with the beautiful coast of Colwyn Bay just an hour and five minutes' drive from Northwich. In the opposite direction, the picturesque Yorkshire Pennines town of Hebden Bridge is an ideal destination for a day out filled with quaint English charm.
Eating and drinking
Cheshire has its own cheese, which you'll find served on toasties, sandwiches and even artisan burgers at various eateries throughout the county. Cheshire cheese is characterised by its mild taste and crumbly texture.
Things to do
There is plenty to keep animal lovers entertained in Cheshire, with Chester Zoo and the Blue Planet Aquarium both very close to each other, displaying everything from elephants to sharks. Rugby League is very popular in the local area, so why not check out a game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, home of the Warrington Wolves?
Cheshire is home to several majestic stately homes, including Tatton Hall and its surrounding gardens, which feature a boating lake and herd of deer, as well as Lyme Hall. Period drama fans may recognise the latter as Pemberley, Mr Darcy's home in the 1995 production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
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