within walking distance
Manchester is one of the largest cities in northern England and as youd expect theres plenty to keep you busy. To help you decide how you want to spend any free time you have during your stay at a Manchester airport hotel, HolidayExtras.com® has put together some of the favourite sights in the area. So if you're staying at the Hilton hotel you can easily nip out and about to see any of the great sights the city has to offer.
Great local restaurants
- Curry Mile
- Mr Thomas
- Earth Café
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Area 51
- Mint Lounge
Eating and Drinking
Venture into Manchester city, for a vast array of eateries and bars. Rusholmes famous Curry Mile boasts more Indian restaurants than anywhere else in the UK. For traditional British food you could head to the famous Mr Thomas Chophouse on Cross Street and if youre a vegetarian then Earth Café is a real treat in the Northern Quarter.
As for bars, Deansgate Locks is the best place to head towards. Alternatively the Printworks Entertainment Centre is home to the Hard Rock Café and other such establishments. Wherever you go youre sure to find somewhere to have fun.
Manchester airport is overflowing with all the high street names youd expect but for some serious retail then you need to head to the Trafford Centre, home to over 230 shops, 40 restaurants and a cinema, or the Arndale Centre which hosts 240 shops. Either way theres a whole world of shopping to be had.
If your tastes are a little more vintage or alternative, then the Northern Quarter and Chinatown might be better. With their independent shops full of quirky items youll certainly be able to make some unique purchases.
Theres more to Manchester than two world class football teams, although if theres a game on its definitely something not to be missed. If youre feeling adventurous you could try your hand at skiing on the Chill Factores indoor ski slope. Its the longest slope in the UK, so youll have plenty of snow to practice your turns on.
If youre a little more cultured, then Manchester is home to a wealth of Museums. Our favourites are the Imperial War Museum North and the Manchester Art Gallery. The former is a great place to see an internationally renowned collection of our military history housed in a stunning building.
From the airport the town centre is a quick 20 minute train ride straight from the terminal to Manchester Piccadilly Station. Getting around Manchester youve got a choice between the Metroshuttle, a free bus service that runs between the major attractions, and the Metrolink, tram linking the city to the Quays and Bury. Both run regularly, so you can just turn up and travel.