Car rental in Warrington is the key to unlocking adventures in this diverse and exciting region...
Not that you have to travel far to start enjoying yourself - Warrington has much to offer to visitors.
Located on the River Mersey, where it becomes less of an immense waterway and more of a meandering tributary that journeys on towards Manchester, Warrington nonetheless owes its current fortune and status to its position on the banks of the Mersey (and has done ever since the Romans used the area as a strategic river crossing). These days it's the excellent network of roads around Warrington that keeps its fortunes buoyant. It is surrounded on three sides by major motorways - the M6, M56 and M62 - which means that you could hit the road in Warrington and be in either Manchester or Liverpool in around 30 minutes.
Before you get excited about your next destination though, stop awhile in Warrington and find out more about the town at the Museum and Art Gallery, a great rainy-day attraction with a 'Time Tunnel' that captivates young and curious minds.
Gulliver's World is a 10-minute drive north of the town centre. This family theme park has plenty of rides and shows to keep the whole clan entertained. Young travellers will also enjoy the thrill of go-karting at Speedkarting Warrington, where you can whizz around the UK's largest indoor tracks.
For a more sedate activity in Warrington, visit Walton Hall and Gardens, a 10-minute journey to the south of town.
It's easy to collect your hire car in Warrington. Book your rental in advance to save money and then pick up your car at one of the convenient downtown locations in Warrington. Find a great deal on car hire using the price-comparison tool on TravelSupermarket.
When you rent a car, Warrington provides a great base for journeys into the North West...
Drive in one direction and you can be in the centre of Liverpool; head the opposite way, and you could be enjoying the pleasures of Manchester. Of course, when you book car hire during your stay in Warrington, you don't have to worry about picking only one as both cities can be turned into easy day trips.
First off, visit Liverpool where stories of the Beatles sprinkle a little rock 'n roll magic over this bustling metropolis. See the museum dedicated to the Fab Four; take a guided trip around iconic locations; or head to the Cavern Club in Mathew Street - where it all began for John, Paul, George and Ringo. If you're not into the Beatles, there are plenty of other attractions in Liverpool, from maritime museums and modern art galleries, to the redeveloped docks, the busy shops, and the opportunities to cheer on the famed football clubs of Liverpool or Everton when they welcome their opponents onto the turf.
A 15-minute drive north of Liverpool sees you at Crosby Beach, where Antony Gormley's eerie human sculptures stand like silent sentries in the sand.
Manchester must not be missed during a tour of this area. It is, of course, another sports-mad city. If you arrange your trip well in advance you could get your hands on tickets to see Manchester United FC at Old Trafford or Manchester City FC at the Etihad Stadium. Cricket fans should find out what's on at Old Trafford cricket ground. For everyone else, there are enough shops, museums, art galleries and terrific eateries to keep you satisfied all day long.