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Salford is part of Greater Manchester, with the river Irwell marking its southeast border with Manchester city. There are plenty of family-friendly activities in Salford. Media companies, such as BBC North and ITV Granada, offer popular guided tours. For historic sumptuousness followed by a coffee break in a lovely café, there is Orsdall Hall, a grade 1-listed Tudor manor house. And art and culture lovers will be impressed by the offerings at The Lowry in its stunning waterside location in Salford Quays. From there, you can take a memorable cruise to Liverpool along the Manchester Ship Canal.
To venture further afield, all you need is a car hire in Salford. In half an hour on the M62 you can reach Rochdale. Also on the M62, Leeds is an hour away, and Liverpool is a 50-minute drive to the west.
The nearest airport to Salford is . With a Salford car rental, you can get to Salford in less than half an hour on the M60.
Your Salford car hire will also come in handy for accessing pretty villages and nature reserves, only a short drive away from this urban centre.
These are the car hire companies from which you can get your rental car in Salford:
Tired of the urban landscape in Salford and fancy a walk or a run in a nature reserve, cycling, fishing or bird watching? A 13-mile drive (30 minutes) westward via the A580 to Leigh in your Salford hire car will get you to Pennington Flash Country Park. The park surrounds a 70-hectare lake and is home to over 200 species of birds and a variety of insects. A nine-hole golf course is also open to the public.
Another drive 40 minutes northeast towards Rochdale borough, you come to Hollingworth Lake, which is popular with tourists for its guided walks, outdoor water activities and arts and crafts fairs. Equipment for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and rowing is available for hire. Check out their event schedule before going.
If spending a day in a romantic, leafy village, walking alongside canals appeals to you, drive your Salford car hire for less than six miles west (approx a 15-minute drive) to Worsley via the A 580 (E Lancashire Road). See the world-famous Bridgewater Canal or enjoy nature in the beautiful Worsley Woods. The village has a well-signed heritage trail to help exploring visitors.
Drive on the left side of road and only overtake on the right. At roundabouts get in the correct lane as soon as possible and stay there; indicate if you’re turning right or left; give way to the traffic on the right side.
British car hire companies generally provide manual transmission cars. If you prefer an automatic one, you need to specifically request one to your car rental company.
Seat belts are obligatory by law in the UK. When driving, always keep your ID, driver’s licence and car insurance documents at hand.
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