The 4 Best Neighborhoods in Manchester for Tourists
Some of the most famous sights in the neighbourhood are the Manchester cathedral and the Manchester Town Hall which is home to the city council. Other attractions in the North Central Manchester are the People’s History Museum, The Manchester Art Gallery as well as several Old libraries.
Major squares in the area such as St Peter’s Square and Albert Square are surrounded by theatres and cinemas which host some of the latest productions. Printworks Street is the best nightlife spot due to the high presence of pubs and pubs that have replaced Manchester’s newspaper offices. Here you can enjoy delicious wines and beers from both local and international brewers.
The East Central district, on the other hand, is home to the North Quarter that is home to a variety of small independent shops and the city’s China Town. Visiting China town will give you the experience of Chinese shops, restaurants as well as their decoration. Another interesting area in the east-central area is the Gay area which is home to many famous clubs and bar.
The Piccadilly Gardens in the Gay area is popular for its nightlife as it hosts a large number of restaurants offering different cuisines from all over the world. Piccadilly gardens attract a lot of people at night who enjoy drinking at the bars and clubs close to the beautiful gardens. Some of these clubs also offer accommodation and can be the right choice if you will be in the city for a day or two.
1. City Centre (Area around/between Manchester Town Hall and Manchester Cathedral, Northern Quarter)
Travellers who want to stay close to the main attractions and at the heart of the city can choose the Manchester City Centre.
The centre is also home to a large number of hotels hence making it easier to find the accommodation of your choice. From the city centre, you can access the greater Manchester by train via Piccadilly Train Station that is within the city centre.
The major attractions at Castlefield are the Castlefield Bowl (a rock music arena), the Science & Industry Museum and the Mamucium Roman fort remains.
Castlefield is the best choice if you prefer a quiet environment but not too far from urban life.
- Best Hotels (Great Value): Great John Street Hotel • The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel
- Best Cheap / Affordable Hotels: Castlefield Hotel • The Oxnoble
3. Old Trafford
Being home to Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford is widely held as a sporting destination. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit this neighbourhood each year, especially during the English premier league season.
Another tourist attraction in the area apart from the stadium is the Chill Factore. Measuring 100 metres wide and 180 metres long, Chill Factore is UK’s longest and widest real snow indoor slope.
- Best Hotels (Great Value): Hotel Football, Old Trafford, a Tribute Portfolio • Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford
- Best Cheap / Affordable Hotels: Old Trafford Stadium Hotel
Salford Quays was the dock area of Manchester but has grown into one of the best areas of the City. Football lovers can have the best experience in the area as it is across the river from the famous Manchester United’s home ground, Old Trafford.
The area is also full of fun spots such as the water sports centre, an entertainment complex and boat excursions. Salford Quays is ranked among the best sporting and leisure spots in Manchester.