Car hire at Warrington
Car hire at Warrington
Nestling halfway between Manchester and Liverpool and in easy reach of the Lake District and the Peak District, Warrington is the perfect base for exploring the sights and attractions across north-west England and Wales.
What I need to know
If you want to find the best car hire deals so you can explore this part of the country, we will check 1,500 local car hire suppliers to ensure you get something that fits the bill. It's a really simple process, with just one form involved and no credit card fee either.
Where to pick up my car
Warrington's major car hire outlets are based conveniently close the main roads in the town centre and other transport links. For example, Europcar has pick-up points is located just next to Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay train stations. Enterprise is situated at the roundabout linking Midland Way and Brick Street.
“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
Warrington is a thriving town in its own right, with plenty of great shops, places to eat and cultural attractions. Gulliver's World Theme Park is an ideal destination for families, as is the lavish Elizabethan-style Walton Hall. Risley Moss Local Nature Reserve and Sankey Valley Park are also good options, particularly if you have an eye for nature.
Warrington sits off the M62 roughly equidistant between Manchester and Liverpool, so it's well worth taking your hire car to explore these two great cities. Manchester was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and visitors can trace this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry. Liverpool, meanwhile, is bursting with maritime history and globally famous for being the home of The Beatles.
Both cities have great sporting heritages as well, with Manchester United and Liverpool being England's two most successful football clubs, and the National Football Museum is based in Manchester.
If you want to venture a little further afield, the Peak District is very easy to reach from Warrington, or alternatively you could drive up the M6 to explore what the Lake District has to offer. Both national parks are bursting with natural beauty, wildlife and points of interest to explore more closely. No wonder they are enduring sources of pride for Britain.
Eating and drinking
Warrington offers the variety of places to eat and drink you would demand from a major British town, from traditional English pubs to artisan restaurants serving food from around the world.
Things to do
Warrington is great for shoppers, as all the major brands can be found at the Golden Square, while Stockton Heath boasts many independent stores. And Liverpool One, Cheshire Oaks and the Trafford Centre are just up the road too.
While you're out and about, why not learn more about one of the area's most famous sons? Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll was born in Daresbury and is commemorated at a local church and visitor centre that is well worth exploring.
Warrington offers some beautiful parks, waterways and countryside to visitors, including Rixton Claypits, Lymm Dam, Risley Moss, Woolston Eyes and Appleton Dingle.