Today, Manchester is within the top ten most populated districts in England, and contains its own local airport, restaurants, spectacular hotels, fantastic transportation, and, as always for Manchester, sports.
Approximately 160 miles northwest of London, Manchester houses several means of transportation, for the everyday traveler. This bustling city has several bus companies including: Bluebird, JPT, Finglands, and First Manchester. First Manchester offers some free Metrolink services. Although there are different companies to choose from, all buses are part of a huge network that offers transportation to multiple destinations inside and outside of the city, of Manchester. Another form of transportation, Manchester’s railways are one of the busiest railways in England, and house high speed trains, including ones owned by the company Virgin Trains. By air, Manchester has one airport, known as the Manchester Airport. Just as the railway system, Manchester Airport is one of the busiest airports, in the United Kingdom.
Manchester is also a city known for its food and entertainment. Though there are multiple restaurant and bars to attend to, a few places stand out. Depending on the type of cuisine, Grill on the Alley, Barburrito, and Salt n’ Pepper all get high marks, as restaurants in Manchester. These three restaurants serve several different types of scrumptious cuisine, allowing a fantastic experience, for every palate. There are also several pubs and bars in Manchester, including Lammars Restaurant and Bar, winner of the “Best Bar in Manchester”, for 2009 and 2010.
But Manchester would not be anything, without its entertainment, particularly in sports. Known for its soccer team, Manchester United, Manchester has some of the top sporting stadiums. The City of Manchester Stadium has a capacity of nearly 48,000 individuals, while Old Trafford, Manchester United’s stadium, has a capacity of approximately 76,000 individuals. The lesser known, but still large sports facilities and stadiums include the National Squash Centre, Manchester Aquatics Centre, and the Manchester Velodrome, which were all built, within the past twenty years, in competition for international competitions.
But to truly know Manchester, visitors have to stay in Manchester. Hotels, as well as a variety of bed and breakfasts, are available throughout the city, of Manchester. In order to compare hotels and find cheap hotels, many are available online to view, book, and review. For an ostentatious and restful experience, the Velvet Hotel gets top marks. For a traveler who wants to visit a landmark and relax all at once, the Radisson Edwardian Manchester Hotel was once home to the Halle Symphony Orchestra, and still houses some antique memorabilia, of the past. Not far from the Piccadilly train station and the local airport, is the appropriately named Palace Hotel. Winner of multiple awards, including winner of the Marketing Manchester Tourism award in 2009, is the Blue Rainbow Apartment Hotel. If someone wants to be at the heart of shopping, in Manchester, and still reside in the lap of luxury, the Lowry Hotel is perfect. To book hotels, such as these 5 top marked establishments, visit any website that rates and deals with hotels online.
Manchester: The City
Manchester the city is a metropolitan area that is located inside the Greater Manchester area of Northwest England. It is the seventh largest populated local authority district in England. Manchester is bordered on its south side by the Cheshire Plain and to the north and west by the Pennines. Manchester as a city is a center for the arts in the United Kingdom, the media, commerce, and higher education possibilities in Manchester make it one of the most visited cities in the UK. Tourist attractions and fine dining are two of Manchester’s strong points.
When staying in Manchester, one must enjoy the culinary delights there are to be had. Bed and Breakfasts are abundant throughout the areas of Greater Manchester. Manchester also includes such great restaurants as Michael Caines at Abode, Vermillion, Puccini’s Ristorante, and Sapporo Teppanyaki. The cuisine in Manchester is as varied and the people in the city. The nightlife is enjoyed at these restaurants or at bars around the city. Lammars is known as Manchester’s best kept secret for its exclusive night scene. The Odd Bar is also a hot spot that represents the northern corner better than any other in town.
Sports entertainment in Manchester happens at one of two main stadiums. The Old Trafford Ground is home to the famous Manchester United. Their rivals Manchester City Club plays at the City of Manchester Stadium. Lanshire Cricket Club also plays at Trafford ground. If you are coming to Manchester for the sports, you should book a hotel near the stadiums.
Choosing a hotel is an important part of your trip to Manchester. There are cheap hotels available, hotels that can be found online, and you can simply call hotels in order to compare hotel rates in the area you would like to stay in, in order to book the right hotel for you. The top five hotels in Manchester are The Lowry Hotel, the Radisson Edwardian Manchester, Central Hotel Manchester, Eleven Didsbury Park Hotel, and the Beetham Tower or Hilton of Mancester. All of these hotels would make a fine place to stay close to where the action is in Manchester.
The closest airport is the Manchester International Airport which others more flights to more places than even Heathrow in London. Manchester Picadilly ensures that the city is well served by triains and bus depots all over the city. Manchester is a city designed for fun, art entertainment, and easy travel from one destination to another.