Learn about the history of science and technology at the Museum of Science and Industry, 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, in the city centre. You can wander through rotating exhibitions or attend a fascinating talk to discover how Manchester has contributed to advancements in the sciences. There are kids' activities and impressive displays of aircraft, powerful steam engines and early computers.
HOME, an exciting cultural venue in Manchester city centre, is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel or half an hour by train. This sleek, contemporary building houses a multiplex cinema and two theatres with a jam-packed programme. Come to discover the frequently changing exhibitions, attend a talk or an art workshop, see independent and classic film screenings, or catch a live music performance.
Add some excitement to your trip to the airport with a visit to the Runway Visitor Park, three miles from the hotel. Watch planes take off and view the aircraft collection, which includes an iconic Nimrod. The star of the park is the legendary Concorde G-BOAC. Step aboard and imagine what it would have been like to travel on this supersonic aircraft – and remember to book your tour in advance.
Just 10 miles from the hotel, Old Trafford stadium is home to Manchester United. Attend a match here to feel the energy that emanates from a stadium packed with loyal fans. You can explore memorabilia from the club's long history at the museum, or look behind the scenes on a stadium tour. Your guide will show you parts of the stadium, like the dressing rooms, normally accessible only to players.
Visit Cheshire's Tatton Park, less than 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, and admire the vast collection of art and antiques at Tatton Hall. Take a long, peaceful stroll through the deer park on this National Trust property, and be sure to explore the beautifully manicured gardens. If you dare, step inside the 15th-century Old Hall, Tatton Park's oldest building, which is rumoured to be haunted.
The Trafford Center is the largest Shopping Center in the North West of England with over 200 shops.
Only at the Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre can you see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves on the Old Trafford tour. Or get even closer to the world of Manchester United and share 130 years of football in the award-winning Museum.