The Best Area to Stay in Manchester by itinerarioWeb
Despite not being a big city, Manchester is one of the most important cities in UK. One of the main reasons for being such an important city is, as you may guess, football. Apart from having the National Football Museum, it is the home of the Manchester United Football Club and the Manchester City Football Club, two of the best European clubs in the world. Furthermore, it is the native city of Sir Norman Foster, one of Britain’s most prolific architects of his generation. Beside some of his creations, we can also find the Hilton Tower, or the Refuge Assurance Building.
A great way to start our trip to Manchester would be a walk around the neuralgic center: the Piccadilly Gardens, followed by a brunch at the Alabama’s Café. Besides, if you enjoy shopping while being on vacation, then the Market Street – one of the principal retail streets in Manchester – is a nice option for you.
The only way of seeing Manchester from a unique point of view, is by going on the Wheel of Manchester. The wheel was originally a smaller installation based in Exchange Square – in front of the Gothic Cathedral – but after the Olympics celebrations, a new 173 feet wheel was installed in Piccadilly Gardens. From there, we can see the Oldham Street, although it is advisable to go there physically. It is located in the bohemian area of the Northern Quarter, and you can find from vinyls or clothes to antiques, especially in the Affleck’s Palace.
Our selection of Hotels to stay in Manchester next to three indispensable tourist sites.
|Aparthotel Blue Rainbow||65-92€||8,0|
|Ivy Mount Guesthome||84-111€||8,0|
|MacDonald Hotel & Spa||135-165€||8,1|
|Innside by Meliá||175-188€||9,1|
|Crowne Plaza City Centre||199-241€||9,0|
Near the Exchange Square, we have the old Cathedral Gardens, where some astonishing Victorian Houses can be seen. Furthermore, and also in this beautiful enclave, we find the Urbis Building – a large glass building – and The Printworks – an urban entertainment venue offering a cinema, clubs and eateries –. As you have seen, most of the tourist attractions are concentrated in this area, and it is for this reason, that it is considered to be the best area to stay in Manchester.
If we move to the south of Manchester, we will find the old part of this beautiful city. The Manchester City Hall – that contains offices and grand ceremonial rooms decorated with Ford Madox Brown’s. Also John Riley’s Library deserves a visit. And for the music lovers, you should definitely buy some concert tickets in Bridgewater Hall.
In order to enjoy your vacation, it is essential to choose an apartment or hotel in the best area to stay in it. The area of Chinatown and the quiet district of Castlefields are also very centric areas to consider while picking out your hotel or apartment. Likewise, if you are staying in the city for several days, there are some palaces and mansions that are also worth a visit, such as Lyme Park, Tatton Park or Durnham Massey.