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If you’re searching for the ideal starting point for a road trip amid some of the most stunning landscapes in the north of England, rent a camper van in Manchester! The city itself is a delight to explore, blending a rich industrial heritage with a modern multicultural vibe, showcased through a mix of splendid historic architecture, fantastic music scenes, and delectable food offerings. Immerse yourself in one of the city’s numerous arts and culture events, tour the homes of two of the largest football clubs in the UK, and be sure not to overlook the iconic Levenshulme Market, where you can find everything from vintage items and homewares to plants and street food. With your RV rental in Manchester, you can soak in the city’s charms, and then venture in almost any direction to discover the breathtaking English countryside, complete with mountains, lakes, and picturesque villages.
Manchester is well-connected by public transport, whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or bus. Manchester Airport welcomes flights from all over Europe, the Middle East, and America, so you’re sure to find a flight that suits you. The airport is around 40 minutes from Manchester city center. Manchester’s main train station, Manchester Piccadilly, connects the city by rail to much of the rest of Great Britain. Travel by National Express to Manchester Coach Station if you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to arrive in the city from another destination in England, Wales, or Scotland.
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Whether you’re eager to explore the northern delights of Manchester or head straight into the hills of the Peak District, Lake District, or Yorkshire Dales – just a few of the national parks within easy driving distance from the city – we’ve got you covered. Read on for our top tips on how to get started on your road trip adventure with your camper van rental in Manchester.
Our roadsurfer camper vans and motorhomes are equipped with everything you may need or want on your road trip. Enjoy a seamless driving experience with built-in navigation, relax and unwind on a big and comfortable bed, and make use of a fully stocked kitchen box that includes a pot and pan, tableware, glasses, utensils, mugs, and a French press for your coffee, allowing you to prepare your favorite meals. Additionally, we provide an outdoor table and camping chairs so you can enjoy your time outside. The only thing you need to bring is a comforter or sleeping bag and your sense of adventure. You can also reserve a comforter when you book your camper van from Manchester, along with many other items that you can find on our equipment list.
As always when visiting the UK, having the right clothes and equipment for any weather will ensure that you’re never here at the wrong time! When you rent a camper van in Manchester, here are a few things to consider when deciding on the best time of year for your trip.
Spring is a lovely time to explore Manchester and the surrounding areas in a camper van. The weather is generally mild, and nature starts to come alive with blooming flowers and lush greenery. This season is ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. If you’re here in March, why not visit the Manchester Film Festival?
Summer is a popular time for camper van adventures in Manchester due to the warm weather and longer daylight hours. Just be aware that campgrounds may be busier and more expensive during this peak travel season. In June, get tickets to Parklife Festival, Manchester’s biggest music festival, or take the kids to the Manchester Festival of Nature.
Fall is the best time to see the turning leaves in the countryside surrounding Manchester. In September, you still have a good chance of warm weather, but without the crowds on their summer vacations. Planning to be in Manchester in October? Both the Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Folk Festival take place in this autumnal month.
Winter in Manchester can be chilly and damp, but it can also be a unique time to visit if you don’t mind wrapping up against the weather. The city often has festive markets and events during the holiday season, and a rainy day is the perfect excuse to cozy up in the evening in your camper van with a mug of hot chocolate and a film. If you’re planning an outdoors adventure somewhere near Manchester, make sure to take the necessary equipment, pack extra clothing, and make sure someone knows where you’re going.
Manchester has an excellent bus and tram system, so where possible, we’d recommend finding somewhere on the outskirts of the city near your campground to park when you rent a motorhome in Manchester – you’ll find more availability, and it’ll be cheaper too. Due to height restrictions at many parking lots, the main central parking suitable for your camper van rental in Manchester is:
Manchester doesn’t have a lot of city center campgrounds and camping spots, so if you want to explore the city when you rent a camper van in Manchester, you’ll need to camp a little way out. The upside to this is that the surrounding areas are so beautiful that it’s worth the travel time!
When you rent a camper van in Manchester, make sure you don’t miss out on the incredible food scene in the city. Read on for our short but sweet food and drink guide to Manchester…
With your motorhome rental in Manchester, you’ll find no shortage of things to do! We’ve rounded up a few places to visit near Manchester to get you started on planning the adventure of a lifetime.