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Where to stay in Manchester

Where to stay in Manchester

The beautiful thing about choosing where to stay in Manchester is that wherever you pick you’ll remain close to the top attractions. The city is nicely compact. The real question is budget and style when deciding on places to stay in Manchester. The closer you are to the city centre, the pricier the hotels. However, you won’t need to worry about the cost of transport. If socialising is top of your holiday to-do list then look no further than Deansgate or Castlefield. Check along the Metrolink lines too, and you’ll find quaint areas like Salford Quays just a short trip away.

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  • City Centre

    Stay in the City Centre and book into one of the well-known hotel chains, or seek out a unique inner city boutique. The real benefit of staying in the heart of Manchester is your proximity to major attractions. Manchester Cathedral, the National Football Museum and the cultural Northern Quarter are all within walking distance. It's also where you'll find great high-street and artisan shopping opportunities.

  • Deansgate

    A trendy part of town, Deansgate is a top location for evening socialising. Here you'll find upmarket wine and cocktail bars and many fine-dining restaurants. When not eating and drinking, take advantage of the many cultural sites on this side of town, like the Manchester Opera House, the People's History Museum and John Rylands Library.

  • Salford Quays

    A short tram ride from Manchester City is Salford Quays – formerly the site of the Manchester Docks and close to the end of the Manchester Ship Canal. Stay here if you plan on taking one of the canal cruise tours. The waterside location is also home to a collection of modern architectural must-sees like The Lowry theatre, MediaCity (the BBC's Manchester hub), and the Imperial War Museum North.

  • Castlefield

    Of all the places to stay in Manchester, Castlefield is one of the most peaceful. Located close to the River Irwell, the area's steeped in history. Discover the Roman fort of Mamucium (where Manchester got its name), as well as the world's first industrial canal. As the birthplace of such forward-thinking ideas, it's fitting that this is home to the Museum of Science and Industry Manchester too.

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The summer months (Jun - Aug) are generally considered to be the best time to visit Manchester. The average temperatures range from about 20 - 30 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as exploring the city's markets, national landmarks & other tourist hot spots.


The cheapest flight season is between Sep - Nov - this is due to the summer season finishing & winter is on the way, so expect less people travelling!


The best time of day to get the cheapest flight to Manchester is either early in the morning or late at night - you'll beat the rush!


The closest airport to Manchester is Manchester International Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


An IATA (International Air Transport Association) airport code is a three-letter code that is used to identify airports around the world. For example, MAN is the IATA airport code for Manchester Airport. Sometimes, it's just that simple!


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