Car hire in Macclesfield
Car hire in Macclesfield
Macclesfield is an historic town in an attractive part of Cheshire with a history of silk making. Located south of Manchester and just west of the Peak District National Park, it makes an excellent base for exploring the north and Midlands of England, with north Wales also within easy reach.
What I need to know
There are several Macclesfield car hire firms and these are all in or close to the town centre. We can compare car hire services in Macclesfield to ensure you get the best possible deal for your visit. We offer free cancellation, no credit card fees and a track record of having served more than five million customers.
Where to pick up my car
Macclesfield has several car hire firms, which are located at different points in the town centre. Alternatively, those picking up a car through an airport rental firm can do so in the Manchester Airport (MAN) terminal 1 or across the road from terminals 2 and 3.
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Where to go
The Macclesfield Canal is well worth exploring, with its winding towpaths and fine views of the Peak District. The National Park itself lies just east of the town, with nearby features including the summit of Shining Tor. Sports fans can enjoy football at Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose ground.
Lyme Hall and Park, which feature in Pride and Prejudice, are half an hour away, while the historic spa town of Buxton is 25 minutes away, featuring attractions such as Poole's Cavern and the Pavilion Gardens. The famous Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank is only 20 minutes away.
Eating and drinking
Macclesfield offers plenty of traditional English food and plenty of takeaways, with Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisine easily available. Visitors to Lyme Park can enjoy some venison sourced from the park's own herd. For another local product, try Cheshire cheese. Local drinks include Robinsons, which is brewed in nearby Stockport.
Things to do
As well as enjoying the canal, those who fancy a walk or a bike ride can enjoy Middlewood Way, a former railway line running over ten miles northwards from Macclesfield to Marple. Walkers can also enjoy Peak District hills like Shining Tor and walks around Lyme Park.
The Silk Museum is well worth visiting for an insight into the town's industrial past. Tegg's Nose Country Park on the edge of town offers a panoramic view across both Macclesfield itself and also across towards the giant radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, the Clwydian Hills and the mountains of Snowdonia.
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