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As one of England’s most vibrant and visited cities, our Manchester hotels put all the sights of the city center at your fingertips, as well as providing convenient access to the airport, convention centers, stadiums, and more.
Bustling Manchester lies in the northwest of England, and comprises the third largest metropolitan area in the country. In the distance rise the Pennine Hills, widely considered to be one of the most scenic natural areas of the U.K.
Known for its dominance during Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the accelerated growth of Manchester’s textile manufacturing transformed the ancient medieval town into one of the world’s commercial powerhouses of the 19th century. Today, Mancunians remain fiercely proud of Manchester’s economic successes and thriving cultural scene.
Many of Manchester’s most impressive landmarks pay tribute to its cotton-milling past and the Victorian wealth this generated. One such building is the impressive Manchester Town Hall in central Albert Square. The square itself features monuments to Prince Albert and local notables, so give yourself plenty of time to explore here, too. Mixed in with the architecture of other centuries, Manchester’s many exciting skyscrapers dot the skyline, including Beetham Tower and One Angel Square.
Have a music fan in your travel party? Manchester is the birthplace of bands such as Oasis and the Smiths. Pay homage and catch a show at the always-rollicking Manchester Arena, host to some of the most lavish entertainment spectacles in the world. High-end performing arts find their curtain calls at the Manchester Opera House, while testaments to the city’s technological history are held at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Retail mavens will find a home away from home in Manchester’s mix of large shopping centers, local markets, and independent boutiques. Altrincham Charter Market has been luring shoppers to its varied stalls since 1290, while the quirky Northern Quarter offers goods on the more modern end of the spectrum. For big name brands, look no further than The Arndale Center, one of Europe’s largest and most popular shopping destinations.
Mancunians take their soccer (or football, as they call it) very, very seriously, and with two world-class teams bringing fans to the stadiums in droves, you’ll love feeling like a local for the day. The Manchester City team holds court at the City of Manchester Stadium, while Manchester United hosts games at Old Trafford.
A major hub for commerce and tourism alike, Manchester has extensive transportation options. Manchester Airport flies to destinations across the U.K. and abroad, and the city is crisscrossed with a convenient Metrolink light rail system. The two major train stations, Piccadilly and Victoria, provide a gateway to all major stops. In fact, the railway between Manchester and Liverpool was the first passenger railway in the world.
Visit booming Manchester and rest easy knowing that our selection of Manchester hotels will have you settled in comfort, class, and convenience. From our sterling service to our budget-friendly prices, we take the guesswork out of your accommodation choices. Book with us today and start dreaming of your time away in Manchester.
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