Car hire in Chorley
Car hire in Chorley
The Lancashire market town of Chorley is a wonderful European location to visit if you want to make the most of the English countryside. Close to the West Pennine Moors and home to numerous historical buildings, you'll soon feel like you've stepped back in time. However, hiring a car also means you'll be close to Preston, Blackburn and Wigan.
What I need to know
It's simple to hire a car in Chorley as you'll find several providers to choose from. Rather than comparing car hire deals by searching individual providers, use our site. We do all the hard work for you, showing you all of your options in one place. On top of this, we also provide free cancellation.
Where to pick up my car
Where you pick up your hire car in Chorley depends entirely on the provider you book with. Each company has its own location so you need to find out where this is in order to see where to collect your vehicle. Our site gives you a map view that allows you to pick the car rental provider that is based at the most convenient location for you.
“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
Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, learn about some local history or enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the town, hiring a car in Chorley makes your trip much easier. From gorgeous green parks to historic halls and shopping opportunities, Chorley may not be a big city but it has it all.
Preston, Blackburn, Bolton and Wigan are all within 30 minutes of Chorley, so you have plenty of options if you want to go to a slightly busier location. Preston is home to the incredibly interesting Harris Museum, while you can watch a football match at Ewood Park. Head to Bolton to visit Smithills Hall or Wigan for Trencherfield Mill. You can also spend a day by the beach at Blackpool.
In around an hour, you can be in Liverpool, enjoying all that the varied city has to offer. Travel via the M58 for a fun day out that is sure to have something for everyone. Learn about natural history at the World Museum, follow the footsteps of the Fab Four by visiting the Beatles Story or simply take the opportunity to go shopping.
Eating and drinking
Cheese lovers are sure to enjoy the food in Chorley, as there is a great selection of locally-made cheeses available for you to try. You can sample the offerings at Chorley Market, which is the perfect place for local produce. It's also important to try a Chorley cake during your visit, which is a flat pastry cake that is filled with fruit and goes perfectly with a cup of tea.
Things to do
If it's nature you want, you can either head out to explore the Pennines or you can visit one of Chorley's green spaces. Yarrow valley Country Park and Healey Nap are both great options and are ideal for outdoor games and a picnic. For shopping, head to Botany Bay, a shopping centre in a 19th century cotton mill.
One of the most impressive sightseeing opportunities in Chorley is Astley Park. Not only is there stunning woodland and a beautiful lake, the 17th-century stately home is absolutely stunning inside and out. The hall houses an art gallery and museum too, so there is plenty to do.
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