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Train vs Car -- Manchester -> Moreton on Marsh

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Train vs Car -- Manchester -> Moreton on Marsh

Hi, We are traveling Manchester -> Chipping Campden on Sunday July 20. Can't decide whether to rent a car in Manchester and drive down, or take the train and rent the car when we arrive in the Cotswolds. I'm worried about driving in city traffic in a new country and on the left side, so would prefer to take the train and rent the car in Moreton on Marsh. But car rental offices seemed to be closed on Sundays.

Advice about Manchester traffic on a Sunday morning?

Advice about renting a car in the Cotswolds (Moreton or Stratford) on a Sunday?

Many thanks in advance

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1. Re: Train vs Car -- Manchester -> Moreton on Marsh

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2. Re: Train vs Car -- Manchester -> Moreton on Marsh

Bear in mind that car hire places are few and far between in the Cotswolds itself (Moreton is a very small town). The advice from Diz is therefore very sensible but the decision may also be influenced by where you intend to go after the Cotswolds.

P-t-B

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3. Re: Train vs Car -- Manchester -> Moreton on Marsh

As someone who's spent a huge proportion of the past 40 years' Sunday afternoons driving south (or sat in traffic jams waiting to resume driving) from NW England, I'd suggest it's an experience well worth avoiding.

Diz is absolutely spot on. Get a train to Bham Intl, pick up a car, possibly tangle briefly with the (generally surprisingly well-managed, but still slow moving) Sunday afternoon congestion on the M42 then amble gently through rural Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

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