If you’re travelling by air for short breaks, then consider staying at this central hotel at Manchester airport for easy transport to and from the terminal. This four star luxury Secret Hotel is an ideal option for those travelling for business or leisure, and with child friendly facilities such as a children’s menu as well as cribs and cots on request, you can bring the whole family! Guest rooms are spacious and welcoming, with cable television, coffee and tea making facilities and a private bathroom with bathtub. The attentive staff offer laundry, dry cleaning, free airport transfers and 24 hour concierge, and of course are more than happy to show you round the fully equipped business centre should you require it during your stay.
The site of Manchester Cathedral has been occupied by a religious building since 1000 AD, but the current structure dates back to the Middle Ages. Over the years, the Cathedral has been damaged through the Civil War, German bombings in WWII and an IRA bomb in 1996 but continued restoration work has ensured that this historic landmark has retained its former glory. Take a tour to discover more about the history, or why not attend one of the services.
Manchester offers some great cultural days out in the way of museums and galleries, but the People’s History Museum is surely one of the best on offer. Chronicling the history of UK workers and the 200-year story of British democracy, this informative museum was reopened in 2010 after a £12.5 million development. Exhibits include the political campaigning of the suffragettes, political posters from the major political parties and Spanish Civil War and recordings of some of the most influential political speeches. The adjoining café bar spreads out onto a riverside terrace, and is open from breakfast. Whether you want to enjoy the British tradition of afternoon tea, or sample one of the local ales, this picturesque venue is sure to round up your visit nicely.
Craving some fresh air? Head to Heaton Park, Manchester’s biggest park colonising 600 acres. With a stunning boating lake and eight English Heritage listed buildings throughout the grounds, including the celebrated Heaton Hall, this beautiful park makes for a great romantic day out. If you’re visiting with children however, be sure to check out the petting farm, containing alpacas, goats and rabbits and if you’re visiting over summer, you may be lucky enough to catch one of the music events held here.