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Manchester Breaks showcase:

Manchester City Breaks

The place to be for shopping, night-life, art, music and industrial heritage.

If you're interested in really getting to know a city, then Manchester is the place for your Best Western short break! What’s more, our hotels boast prime positions in this popular city.

A Manchester weekend break staying at a Best Western hotel is highly recommended because of:

  • Arndale Centre
  • Salford Quays
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • Old Trafford

From small, modern boutiques to large high street names, Manchester is a shopper’s paradise. With seven large shopping complexes in and around the centre of Manchester there’s something to suit everyone, and if you finally tire of shopping, you can visit one of the splendid art galleries, museums or restaurants.

So what is there to do in and around Manchester?

After your much needed retail therapy, take in a show at one of the numerous theatres, or rock til you drop at the MEN Arena. When you’re ready for a bite to eat then tantalise your taste buds at the UK's largest Chinatown or if spicy food is more your thing, then Manchester’s world famous Curry Mile is a must!

Manchester is much more than retail outlets and food emporiums - it's also a cultural paradise. No visit to this diverse city would be complete without a visit to The Lowry; or Ubris, Manchesters state-of-the-art urban life museum. The Manchester Museum houses over 6 million exhibits, displaying everything from a 200 million year old tree fossil to 'Old Billy', the skull of the world oldest horse (who lived to a ripe old age of 62).

Oh, and did you know that Manchester is home to one of the worlds' most successful football clubs ever? Of course you did! A tour of the 'Theatre of Dreams' is high on the list of places to visit by supporters of all ages.

Fancy travelling a little further afield?

Whilst Manchester itself doesn't have a beach, there are plenty of golden sandy stretches for you to enjoy within a short drive of the city centre.

Whether you fancy the bright lights of Blackpool, the secluded beauty of Morecambe Bay or England’s Classy Resort of Southport, where the legendary Red Rum trained on Ainsdale beach, there’s something for everyone!

Alternatively why not sail the tranquil waters of the beautiful Lake District, or visit the home of the Fab Four!

With so much to see and do in this buzzing and vibrant city, a trip to Manchester will live long in the memory!

Best Western have 17 hotels in or near Manchester:

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What's on in Manchester:

Dazzle - Manchester
Open: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm; Thu & Fri 10am-6.30pm; Sat 9.30am-6.30am; Sun 11am-5pm Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)

Mon-Wed 10am-6pm; Thu & Fri 10am-6.30pm; Sat 9.30am-6.30am; Sun 11am-5pm

21/11/2014 to 01/01/2015

Christmas Markets
Open: Nov - Dec 2013 (annual)

17/11/2014 to 21/12/2014

Glyndebourne on Tour
Open: Dec 2013; Wed and Sat only (annual)

07/12/2014 to 10/12/2014

The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain
Open: Nov 2013 (annual)

03/11/2015 to 30/11/2015
03/11/2014 to 30/11/2014

Leeds International Concert Season
Open: Aug - Dec 2013 (annual)

03/08/2014 to 10/12/2014
03/08/2015 to 10/12/2015

Open: Various, please call before visiting Mar - Nov 2013; not Thu or Fri (various dates)

Various, please call before visiting

06/11/2014 to 19/12/2014
06/11/2015 to 19/12/2015
13/03/2015 to 05/11/2015

Knitting and Stitching Show
Open: Daily 10am-5.30pm (until 5pm Sun) Nov 2013 (annual)

Daily 10am-5.30pm (until 5pm Sun)

24/11/2014 to 27/11/2014

Shugborough Candlelit Evenings
Open: 5pm-9pm Dec 2013 (annual)


01/12/2014 to 04/12/2014

Farmers' Market
Open: 9am-3pm Feb 2013 (monthly)


15/10/2015 to 15/10/2015
16/07/2015 to 16/07/2015
19/02/2015 to 19/02/2015
20/08/2015 to 20/08/2015
18/06/2015 to 18/06/2015
15/01/2015 to 15/01/2015
16/04/2015 to 16/04/2015
18/12/2014 to 18/12/2014
21/05/2015 to 21/05/2015
19/03/2015 to 19/03/2015
17/09/2015 to 17/09/2015

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