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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.