Often called Britain’s “Second City,” Manchester is home to 2.5 million, making it one of the largest metros in the country. The city was a cornerstone of Europe’s Industrial Revolution in the 1800s, and recent revitalization efforts have re-purposed old factories, once the lifeblood of Manchester, into hotel accommodation, restaurants, bars and museums.
Modern Manchester’s roots lie in Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, which includes a reconstructed Roman fort, the first industrial canal networks and the oldest railway station in the world. The area also boasts bars, restaurants and a historic Marriott hotel. Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, housed in the railway station, showcases advancements made during the Industrial Revolution.
City Centre is steeped in history, and attractions like the Royal Exchange, Manchester Cathedral, John Rylands University Library and Manchester Town Hall are easily accessible from the Marriott hotels in Manchester.
Our hotel guests should also visit Lowry to soak in the docklands area, now a collection of theatres, shops and restaurants. Nearby, the Imperial War Museum North presents a novel approach to the history of war and lives affected by it. Old Trafford Stadium and the Manchester United Museum are must-sees, and don’t leave town without having a pint of the local brew, Boddingtons Cream Ale.
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