Places of Interest
Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI):
Located opposite the Castlefield Hotel is Manchester’s Museum Of Science and Industry which itself is located on the historic site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, housed in five listed buildings. MOSI has an amazing array of galleries and outstanding collections that tell the story of Manchester’s scientific and industrial past, present and future. MOSI is open 7 days a week (except 24 – 26 Dec & 1 Jan) from 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Entry to the permanent galleries is FREE for everyone. For more information please visit the MOSI website
Castlefield Urban Heritage Park:
The Castlefield area has been designated as Britain’s first Urban Heritage Park. It contains not only a wealth of Manchester’s industrial heritage – railway viaducts, canal systems and museums, but also many tourist attractions including waterside pubs, pleasant walks, boat trips and frequent events in the Outdoor Arena.
Most of its once derelict industrial buildings have now been renovated or restored to their former glory, and numerous archaeological digs have revealed the early history of the city.
The Bridgewater Hall:
Located approximately a 5 minute walk away from the Castlefield Hotel, the Bridgewater Hall is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday. The Bridgewater also holds various events all year round. For more information please visit the website.
The Manchester Art Gallery:
The Manchester Art Gallery had a £35 million refurbishment between 1998 and 2002 transforming the venue into a world class gallery. The gallery has won many awards and has developed a reputation for its high quality. The Manchester Art Gallery is home to many of the city’s most fine and decorative works of art. For more information please visit the Manchester Art Gallery website
Free entry – open Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm, late night opening Thursdays until 9pm
When it comes to shopping Manchester has it all. The Manchester Arndale and Market Street are home to the high street fashion brands. Some of the biggest names in fashion including Harvey Nichols and Selfridges can be found in Exchange Square and New Cathedral Street. On Deansgate you will find the historic Kendals store and the luxury shopping and leisure destination Spinningfields. If you are looking for something a little different then head up to the Northern Quarter, this urban area is home to independent retailers and cafe bars.
Old Trafford – Manchester United Football Club:
Visit Old Trafford the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ home to Manchester United Football Club. Stadium and museum tours are available 7 days a week. These tours enable you to relive the famous history of the club and marvel in the splendour of today. You will also find the Red Cafe and club shop at the stadium. You are able to travel to the stadium by tram which is located within a 5 minute walk of the hotel. For more information please visit the Manchester United website.
The Etihad Stadium – Manchester City Football Club:
Visit the Etihad Stadium the home of Manchester City Football Club. The stadium and club tour is available 7 days a week and captures the essence of the club. You will also find a club shop, restaurant, and museum. You are able to travel to the stadium by tram which is located within a 5 minute walk of the hotel. For more information please visit the Manchester City website.
The National Football Museum:
The National Football Museum is located in the landmark Urbis building in Cathedral Gardens. This museum houses both the FA and FIFA collections and is a must visit for any football fan. The museum is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and on Sundays from 11am – 5pm with free entry. For more information about the museum please visit the National Football Museum website.
Manchester has many more attractions and places of interest to enjoy during your stay. For more information about what Manchester has to offer please visit the Visit Manchester website.