Known locally as “the capital of the north,” Manchester, despite its roots as a major industrial center, has become an attractive vacation destination to those seeking a fun-filled break in a trendy city. With a combination of historic and modern culture, why not book a stay at a hotel in Manchester city center and enjoy a British holiday? Summers in Manchester tend to be sunny and relatively warm, averaging around 65°F from July to September. Winters are generally quite cold, with light rain fairly common.
When to go to ManchesterThe city is busy all-year-round, but peaks in summer when visitors can enjoy Heaton Park, easily accessible from all of Manchester’s center hotels, including the Midland Hotel. Spring and fall are also recommended, when you can often save money by staying in a cheap hotel in Manchester, in exchange for slightly more unpredictable weather.
How to get to ManchesterManchester Airport (MAN) is located just under 9 miles from the city center, with a selection of hotels near Manchester airport available. Transfers to other Manchester hotels can be made by bus, coach, taxi or train. The city is served by Northern Rail, with fast connections to London, and many other cities available from the main terminus, Manchester Piccadilly Station. Within the city, the Manchester Metrolink light-rail service provides high connectivity across much of the city center.
Why visit ManchesterThe main appeal of Manchester is its diverse culture, with historic architecture supported by lively bars and clubs. The city is also home to some beautiful gardens and many of the Piccadilly hotels are situated very close to these. For those who enjoy shopping, take a trip out of town to the the Trafford Center, and for sport-lovers, a tour and match at Old Trafford, the world famous home of Manchester United FC, is an absolute must.
Where to stay in ManchesterYou can find a huge range of accommodation options to suit all budgets at Hotels.com, from the City Inn Manchester to the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. Take a look at some of the deals we offer on Manchester hotels, and book your holiday online with us securely?