Old Trafford Hotels
Perhaps the most iconic football stadium in the world, certainly up there with the likes of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and Camp Nou, Old Trafford Stadium, the second-largest football stadium in the UK, is known as the Theatre of Dreams, a moniker given by sir Bobby Charlton. Stay In one of the several Best Western hotels by Old Trafford and see the Red Army swarm past your hotel windows, singing and chanting, the excitement palpable as they storm towards a Red Devils' home game.
Things to do at Old Trafford
Home to Manchester United, one of the most widely supported sports teams in the world and consistently claiming the number-one spot in Forbes magazine's annual rankings of the world's richest sports teams, the best thing to do while staying at your Old Trafford hotel is to surely watch Manchester United play at home. The atmosphere is intense with crowds of over 76,000, dressed in red, chanting and cheering down towards the action on the smooth green pitch. Guests staying at hotels near Old Trafford can stock up on merchandise up at the vast Megastore. If not, they can retrace the steps of legends such as Bobby Charlton or Bryan Robson at the Old Trafford Museum.
Old Trafford visitor tips
The stadium is positioned close to (0.5 miles) Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the adjacent tram station, as well being diligently and impeccably signposted from all areas of Manchester. It is located on Sir Matt Busby Way, originally known as Warwick Road North but was renamed after the team's legendary football manager of the 50s and 60s. On match days, transport towards the stadium can easily be found from all areas, no matter where your Old Trafford hotel is located.
Things to do around Old Trafford
The Manchester Ship Canal, with its new façade, winds just north of Old Trafford stadium. For something less sports orientated, try the Lowry arts and entertainment centre, taking up the space of a further 5 football pitches, on Pier 8. Bizarre and unique Trafford Wharf is packed with military memorabilia at the Imperial War Museum North nearby, a great day out for fathers and sons.
The Terrace Bar of the Lowry is a great location for a relaxing beverage in the late afternoon and evening, allowing you to watch the glistening waves and big ships chug past as you bask on the south-facing terrace. The Trafford Centre mall's opulent Great Dining Hall is home to plenty of varied food outlets including American-style hotdogs and burgers, dim sum, sushi and other delectable treats, perfect for eager fans before or after a tense match. Book a hotel near Old Trafford with Best Western and witness some of the best team sports on offer.
Hotels near Old Trafford