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Train or Car - Clapham to Manchester

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Train or Car - Clapham to Manchester

We are an Australian family of four adults travelling from Clapham to Manchester in July. We have 4-5 days for sightseeing. We are unnsure whether to hire a car from Clapham and drive to Manchester, which would enable us to stop along the way to see the countryside and possibly stay in B&B's along the way OR get the train direct to Manchester and then hire a car and tour around that area for a few days? Any suggestions on best way to travel and possible places to visit.

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1. Re: Train or Car - Clapham to Manchester

Whilst there are plenty of places to see and visit between London and Manchester I think the best option would be to get a train from London to Manchester and then hire a car from there.

Depending on your interests there is plenty to keep you busy in Manchester for a couple of days (museums, galleries, food, shopping etc...).

Places to visit nearby (train being an option as well as a car):

Chester

York

Liverpool

Peak District National Park

Lake District National Park

Snowdonia National Park

Closer to Manchester:

Plenty of stately homes/country houses/halls - Gawsworth, Chatsworth, Lymme Park, Tatton Park (Knutsford also worth a visit), Dunham Massey

Hope that helps :)

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2. Re: Train or Car - Clapham to Manchester

Just checking. Are you starting from Clapham in south London or the small village in Yorkshire?

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3. Re: Train or Car - Clapham to Manchester

Thanks. Train to Manchester sounds better to me!

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We are travelling from Clapham, London to Manchester.

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