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Manchester Hotels

Whilst celebrated for its staunch industrial heritage, Manchester certainly isn’t one to rest on its laurels. A proud mish mash of the old and the gleamingly new, today it’s a cosmopolitan hub known for its starry musical connections, unrelenting passion for football, and boisterous ‘madferit’ nightlife. Alongside an array of first rate museums, theaters, and shops to thrill even the biggest of spenders, the friendly city serves up a tantalizing cornucopia of cuisines – from the chic restaurants of Deansgate, to the famous Curry Mile.

Things to see

The Museum of Science and industry is a family-friendly introduction to the smog and strength of Manchester’s industrial past. As fun as it is fascinating with a variety of interactive displays, you’ll see everything from stocky engines in the Power Hall, to intricate innovations in the Air and Space Gallery. With its contemporary landscape design and bubbling fountain, Piccadilly Gardens is a picturesque spot for a mid-shop breather. Set right in the city center buzz, it hosts markets every Thursday to Saturday, where you’ll find everything from delicious food to handmade crafts. For entertainment on a grand scale, take your seat at the Manchester Arena. Among the largest arenas in Europe, the vast venue hosts everything from sporting events to concerts from the glitziest names in music. For fans of the beautiful game, a tour of Old Trafford is the only thing that’ll matter. Home to Manchester United F.C., the stadium features a museum, trophy room, and a memorabilia-packed megastore.

Hotels in Manchester

Whether you want a cheap and cheerful stay or an indulgent city break, the hotels in Manchester can accommodate any type of stay. From cool and contemporary establishments to elegant Victorian properties, many of the city’s luxury hotels boast plush suites, spa pampering, and glamorous on-site restaurants. Chain name hotels make up a number of the city’s more modesty-priced digs, and generally offer on-site leisure facilities and restaurants, along with flat-screen TVs and WiFi in-room. If you’re after a thriftier getaway however, there’s no shortage of cheap B&Bs and budget hotels in Manchester - though they may place you a little out of the city center.

Where to stay

Home to many of the city’s star attractions, a hotel in Manchester’s vibrant city center is a no brainer for most. Along with glossy shopping hubs like the Arndale Centre mall, it’s also where you’ll find some of Manchester’s best restaurants, pubs, and clubs, many of which line fashionable Deansgate - the city’s main commercial artery. Nearby, Canal Street forms the heart of Manchester’s fun and flourishing Gay Village, whilst minutes away, the budget-friendly and bohemian Northern Quarter brims with record shops, vintage boutiques, and live music. A short bus ride away, Salford Quays is a modern waterside haven, boasting an elegant dining scene and the futuristic Lowry Theatre.

How to get to Manchester

International visitors will most likely be landing at Manchester Airport; a well-connected gateway conveniently situated around 8 miles from the city center. Getting there once you’ve arrived should be a breeze, with trains running directly from the airport to Manchester Piccadilly station, with a journey time of around 20 minutes. The city’s primary railway station, it’ll also be your stop if you’re traveling to Manchester from elsewhere in the UK. For budget travel, both Megabus and National Express operate coach services from all around the country, which terminate in the city center.

Manchester travel guides

Manchester Travel Guides

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