Manchester City Center
Amid the welcoming bustle of the city centre, Piccadilly Gardens is a green space with a difference. Redesigned by a Japanese architect, these 21st-century gardens are cool, modernistic and controversial. Take a bird’s-eye view from the Manchester Wheel, then steady the vertigo with a real ale at the KRO Bar.
Places to stay from $30 a night
4.2 miles from downtown
The streets of the outer suburb of Didsbury are peppered with Victorian mansions, homes of the mill owners who prospered there in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This district’s gracious, old-village atmosphere makes it the ideal place for quieter nights out in stylish surroundings. Pop in to the village for a choice selection of restaurants.
Places to stay from $89 a night
2.3 miles from downtown
Manchester United. For many, they are the only reason they have even heard of the city. The stadium stands like a sporting skyscraper, with upwards of 70,000 people regularly packing into the arena, turning the surrounding streets into a sea of red. Hungry on match day? Stop at one of the fish and chip shops for an English tradition.
Places to stay from $36 a night
2.7 miles from downtown
With a large student population, there’s always something afoot in Fallowfield. Local bars and restaurants specialise in catering for champagne lifestyles on lemonade wages. It's worth venturing here if only for is fabulous comedy club XS Malarkey. The atmosphere is young and lively but you don’t have to be a student to get a kick out of this area.
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0.1 miles from downtown
Don’t dismiss Manchester’s most “alternative” quarter as merely a hipster’s paradise. Sample a dizzying range of beers – locally brewed and from all parts of the world – in Port Street Beer House. Then soak up the brews with a chewy, cheesy, crispy pizza in “Dough”. There’s lots to do in this night-owl’s hotspot.
Places to stay from $30 a night
0.8 miles from downtown
Tradition meets inner-city calm. That’s what you’ll find in Castlefield, another area which proudly demonstrates the proud canal based history of the city. Recent redevelopments have not detracted from the charming character of this part of the city, with the Bridgewater Canal and the red brick bridges in particular worth a special visit.
Places to stay from $58 a night
1.9 miles from downtown
Salford has arrived at last! Investment life-blood has transformed this urban wasteland into urbane sophisticate. The theatres and art galleries of the Lowry Centre – named for Salford’s most famed “matchstick men” painter – ensure that the area is beyond cool. And the presence of ITV and the BBC ensure the city’s role as MediaCity UK.
Places to stay from $41 a night
Manchester is the third-largest city in England and has its roots in industry and expressionism. It's the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and home to some of the UK’s most celebrated musicians.
This spirit lives on in a thriving media industry and an array of great museums. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry to learn all about the city’s industrial past and scientific achievements, or delve into sports history at the National Football Museum.
If you're looking to catch a game, head straight to Old Trafford to watch the country’s biggest football club, Manchester United. If tickets are all sold-out, you can either take a stadium tour or just watch their rivals, Manchester City, on their home turf.
Manchester is also famous for its nightlife and music scene. Roam the bars and clubs lining Oxford Road or the Northern Quarter for indie anthems and dance classics by bands like Oasis and The Smiths – two of Manchester’s greatest rock‘n’roll exports.
The city is well connected by trams, buses, and trains to Manchester Piccadilly, the central train station.
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|Most popular time to visit||May-July|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||£1 = $1.38|
|Average weekend price||$150 per night|
|Average weekday price||$126 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
I love the big city feel of Manchester, the retail, pubs, eateries and historic buildings. The city centre has been redeveloped in terms of posh apartments however the general surroundings need to be maintained. There is a general air of poverty, alcoholism, homelessness and petty criminality similar to all towns and cities in the UK which the Police do their best to manage however these are Societal issues which need addressing urgently.
Great location if you are visiting the university. Buses into the city centre seemed to run frequently too, but we used Uber. Car park within easy walking distance, which was free (usually £15 per night, but it said free until further notice - perhaps due to COVID?).
Enjoyed walking around the university. Delicious pub across the street from the hotel. Name: Revolution. Easy to get around. We walked everywhere. Hotel had umbrellas we could use ! The Royal Exchange Theatre was unbelievable. Saw a wonderful and very intense production, and I do mean INTENSE! Called "Parliament Square ". Whew!
Manchester is a very nice and diverse city. The city is vibrant beautiful places to see good restaurants and nice hotels but please STAY AWAY FROM THE MERCHANTS HOTEL. 1355 people rated it below the expected level. THE HOTEL ROOMS ARE NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.
Enjoyed the Ethiad , Arndale Centre & the Trafford Centre. Must say I was shocked at the number of people sleeping rough. When I was last there 2 years ago this was minimal. Pubs around the Britannia hotel are mostly night clubs etc but good location for buses / trains.
Tram system superb. €5 daily ticket amazing value. location of hotel to Old Trafford was perfect, roughly 10 mins walk. Exchange Quay Tram station less than 300 meters from hotel. People so friendly no matter where we went. Hotel room was comfortable, clean, stayed on 4th floor overlooking the quay and staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.
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