Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Wythenshawe Hall, Old Trafford and Whitworth Art Gallery. University of Manchester and Deansgate ...
Pleasant hotel, really useful shuttle service with friendly drivers, detached and uninterested reception staff.
Situated in Manchester, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Heaton Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Manchester Arena and Manchester Cathedral. Urbis is 2.8 mi ...
Stayed many times, never had any issues. Food available, close to city centre.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Wythenshawe Hall, Old Trafford and University of Manchester. Whitworth Art Gallery and Deansgate ...
Hotel staff were very nice room was clean and modern however I the main light in the room wasn’t working, and they were unable to fix it, and tv was not working initially. We called reception to fix of change room but this did take half an hour for someone to sort the tv.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Wythenshawe Hall, University of Manchester and Whitworth Art Gallery. Deansgate Locks and ...
Needed hotel close to terminal for early flight. Very good value for money. Large, modern comfortable room.
Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Arena, Urbis, and Manchester Cathedral. Arndale Centre and Affleck's ...
Nice hotel with helpful staff. Decent size rooms and comfortable bed. Bathroom slightly outdated
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Wythenshawe Hall and Northenden Golf Course. Didsbury ...
Perfect hotel for early morning departures from MAN. Takes all the hassle away from getting to the airport at "silly o'clock". Arrived at airport night before departure, checked in then settled down for comfortable evening in well appointed, clean and bright hotel room. It can be fascinating watching ...
Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from The Green Room and Manchester Palace Theatre. Deansgate Locks and Manchester Art Gallery ...
First the good points. The hotel itself is an amazing piece of architecture. Its recently been redecorated and modernised, but the art deco detail has been carefully retained. We had a deluxe double room, which was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was also spacious and featured a superb 'drencher' ...
Located in Market Street, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Art Gallery and Affleck's Palace. Arndale Centre and Manchester ...
Hotel is good but could do with a touch up rooms mainly
Located in Trafford, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Wythenshawe Hall, Old Trafford and Tatton Park. Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Manchester ...
A reasonable standard hotel in a good location near to public transport (metro and Buses). I have stayed at this hotel before in a room that was tiny and uncomfortable, but this time the room was spacious. Very poor internet unfortunately, but apart from that a good experience.
Located in Market Street, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens and Affleck's Palace. Arndale Centre and Manchester Art Gallery are also ...
good experience, good place to stay and the price was not bad.
City guide – Manchester, England
Commonly called the second city of the United Kingdom, many regular visitors would rather travel to Manchester than any other city in England. Known worldwide for its major football clubs, Manchester also houses a lively music scene, plus architectural delights like the Gothic John Rylands Library, Manchester Cathedral and Arley Hall & Gardens – a wondrous Victorian mansion. Several shopping centres ensure that you can find souvenirs in boutiques, designer and high street stores, while restaurants like Manchester House Restaurant and Lounge and The French Restaurant, where many celebrities including Posh and Becks have dined, are difficult to rival.
Manchester is described by many historians as the world's first industrial city due to its role in cotton and coal production in the late 1700s. The building of Bridgewater Canal, one of England's first canals, helped hasten the transportation of these products into Manchester in 1761. When the canal was finished, Manchester had yet to open its first school, library or theatre, and the city's population was just 22,000 in 1773. By 1823, that figure jumped to around 108,000, and it would peak at 766,000 in 1931.
Things to see and do
The music scene in Manchester has helped shape the careers of some of the world's most beloved musicians including the Bee Gees, Oasis and Morrissey. In the spring of 1965, three bands from Manchester — the Dreamers, Herman's Hermits, and Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders — filled the top three spots of the Billboard Hot 100.
Much of the world's most popular music today is regularly performed at the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena, one of the planet's busiest facilities along with London's O2 Arena and Madison Square Garden in New York. Many of the more than 250 events that take place at Manchester Arena every year are musical concerts.
Live shows also take place in front of tens of thousands of people at Old Trafford cricket ground and the City of Manchester Stadium, while some of the more intimate concert venues here include the O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester Academy and Manchester Central.
This football-mad city is enviable as the home of some pretty incredible football history as well as a pair of famous modern-era clubs. In 1888, the world's first professional league was founded at the Royal Hotel in Manchester. Years later, Manchester United and Manchester City combined to win seven of eight Premier League titles from the 2006-07 season through to the 2013-14 campaign. City plays two miles east of the centre at the City of Manchester Stadium, and United's Old Trafford is three miles to the west.
Several fun festivals take place in Manchester so you might want to want to schedule your trip to coincide with them. Sports fans should consider attending the British National Squash Championships, which are held at the National Squash Centre every February. Those with Irish blood, or those who simply want to be Irish for a couple of weeks, are encouraged to visit during the Manchester Irish Festival in March – its St. Patrick's Day parade is especially popular.
Runners can join 38,000 likeminded people for the Great Manchester Run, a 10-kilometre race held every May, while the Great Manchester Cycle race takes place on a 13-mile course in June.
Arts and cultural events
The Manchester International, a cultural gathering focused on new art, is held in June and July every other year. Party enthusiasts will want to make the trip to Manchester at some point between September and New Year's Day to take in the Warehouse Project and the tremendous industrial energy that surrounds this special club night in the city.
Contrary to popular belief, it actually rains less in Manchester than it does in the United Kingdom in general; Manchester's annual rainfall totals 1,125 millimetres. High temperatures in the summer usually reach 21 degrees Celsius while winter temperatures normally stay just above the freezing mark. Snow falls here between November and February – although it doesn’t occur every year.
Getting to Manchester
Manchester Airport is the country's largest outside of the London metropolitan area, and it serves passengers flying in from major cities situated throughout Europe and the world. Some of the most popular airlines that serve this airport include easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair and Thomas Cook Airlines. Free Wi-Fi is available in all of its terminals, and many business travellers enjoy spending time in the Escape Lounges.
Those using public transportation can get into the city by taking one of the trains that depart Manchester Airport railway station, which is conveniently situated between Terminals 1 and 2. Once in the city, you will find that it is very easy to get around by using public transportation.
Manchester Metrolink will be the country's largest tram network once renovations are completed in 2016; Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria are two of England's busiest railway stations. Several bus companies provide further transportation options for those looking to get around Manchester.
This city is actually one of the most historic places in the world for rail travel. Liverpool Road railway station, which was open from 1830-44, served as a terminus for the oldest inter-city passenger railway in the world, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
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