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The city of Salford lies within Greater Manchester and has a proud history as part of the Industrial Revolution. Once a major port and now reinvigorated as the home of the BBC at Media City, there is much to explore when you book car hire in Salford.

The city of Salford lies within Greater Manchester and has a proud history as part of the Industrial Revolution. Once a major port and now reinvigorated as the home of the BBC at Media City, there is much to explore when you book car hire in Salford...


Salford is home to Media City, a rapidly growing hub for TV and media work and the largest outside London. The BBC has built its northern base here and is now the home of BBC Breakfast, Sport and 5live. ITV recently moved its Granada operation into new, purpose-built premises, including a set for Coronation Street. You can go on visitor tours of the facilities set alongside the docks.

The Lowry Centre is a major arts complex named after Salford's most famous artist. There are regular world-class events, concerts and performances in the auditoriums and galleries, as well as a regular showing of some of the best works by Lowry himself. Adjacent is a major outlet shopping centre with plenty of bars and restaurants.

The docks themselves are often host to many sports events and you can even take a river cruise from the docks along the Manchester Ship Canal towards Liverpool. 

You could also visit Worsley and the Bridgewater Canal with its beautiful Packet House alongside the water. This historic canal is open for walks and canal cruises and is popular with people of all ages. Ordsall Hall is also worth a stop. An impressive Tudor house with its origins dating back to 1177, you can tour the house and view its exhibits.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery houses a reconstructed Victorian Street complete with shops and businesses. Experience the atmospheric gas lighting and the sounds and smells of the day.

Manchester (MAN) is the nearest airport, lying around 20 minutes' drive from Salford along the M60 and M56. You can pick up your hire car here or at downtown locations in Salford. To find the best price on car rental in Salford, use TravelSupermarket's search tool to the left.

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