Car hire in Oldham
Car hire in Oldham
Close to Manchester and the countryside of Yorkshire, Oldham is a beautiful place to visit. Combining nature with all the modern conveniences you could want, Oldham is easily accessible via the A62 from Manchester and it pays to hire a car to make the most of the area.
What I need to know
You'll find several car hire companies available in Oldham, ensuring you have a good range of vehicles to choose from. From economy to premium cars, you can find the right one for you at a good price. Use our site to make your selection easier while also benefitting from free cancellation and around-the-clock customer support.
Where to pick up my car
Each of the car hire companies in Oldham has their own office and pick-up location, which means there are several options when it comes to collecting your hire car. Our site will give you a map view of their offices so you can see which one is most convenient for you. Most of the offices are close to the centre of Oldham, so they aren't difficult to find.
“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
Once you have your car, you can fully start to explore everything that Oldham has on offer. You can enjoy the theatre, shopping, spas and great bars if you fancy staying in the town. Alternatively, hop in your hire car and head further into the countryside to take in stunning views and visit beautiful places like the Dovestone Reservoir.
Within 40 minutes, you can travel to Manchester and enjoy everything that the historic city has to offer. As well as a range of art galleries, museums and historical sights to visit within the city, you can also shop at one of the two shopping centres Manchester is home to. Being so close to Oldham, you can enjoy a couple of hours in Manchester before heading back or spend the whole day exploring.
There are a few cities within driving distance of Oldham, including Sheffield and Liverpool. However, for something a bit different, you can be in Chester in just over an hour by talking the M56. This stunning city features gorgeous architecture, great historical sights and the fun and pretty Chester Zoo, which is a great day out for everyone.
Eating and drinking
Food in Oldham is wonderfully varied, so you have plenty of choice when it comes to enjoying a meal out. There are some brilliant family-run restaurants and inns that have friendly atmospheres and filling food. Alternatively, you can also head to any of the fine dining establishments, some of which are outside of the town and offer gorgeous views of the countryside.
Things to do
Saddleworth Moors are just a short a drive away from the town, making them an ideal location when the weather is good for a bit of a hike or a picnic. The rolling hillsides are incredibly picturesque, so make sure you take your camera. You can also head to the Saddleworth Llama Trekking Centre for something a bit different.
There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities in and around Oldham. Take a short drive to walk along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, which is beautiful no matter what the season. Alternatively, head to the Peak District to take in the views of the Yeoman Hey Reservoir. You can also visit the Oldham Coliseum Theatre or Parish Church, both of which are beautiful buildings.