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Prestwich is a suburb of Manchester city, in the borough of Greater Manchester, in England. The town was relatively undisturbed until motorways and a shopping centre brought in more people to the area. The town itself has some lovely buildings, which are definitely things to see if you visit Manchester. Its an ideal location to hire a car to see the sights of Manchester and it's surrounding countryside.
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin has sections that date back to around 1500. The church is also known as St. Bartholomew's. St. Margret's Church has wonderful oak carvings by Arthur Simpson of Kendal.
Heaton Park is located east of Prestwich, and it is one of Europe's largest municipal parks at 640 acres. The Prestwich Forest Park is slightly smaller than this and is located on the western side of the town. It is comprised of Mere Clough, Philips Park, Waterdale Meadow, Prestwich Clough and Drinkwater Park. These areas are wildlife havens and there are a number of activities available for tourists to enjoy. There are also a number of sports, Football, cricket, Crown Green Bowling and Snooker and Billiards if any of these interest you. Bowling green facilities are located in Heaton Park.
There is good transportation between Manchester and Prestwich. There are many local buses, which provide transport to Salford, Burnley and Pendle. There are four tram stations: Besses o'th' Barn, Prestwich, Heaton Park and Bowker Vale. There is also a decent road access in the area for cars.
Manchester Airport is located only a short 20 minute drive to the south of the city center. Europcar is the only car hire supplier with a desk at the airport, but if you search online using our comparitor then you will be eligible to a better selection of cars and up to fifty suppliers to choose from.
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).