Situated just 13kms from Manchester city centre, Altrincham lies on the northwest corner of the Cheshire Plain, just south of the River Mersey. In centuries gone by, the area was an agricultural one, and Altrincham a market town where local produce was bought and sold. To this day, it still has its own market. For visitors who wish to explore the north of England and Wales, it is an ideal starting point, and booking cheap hotels in the area could not be easier than through EasyToBook.com. In Altrincham itself, you can see the Old Market Place and the Buttermarket, surrounded by part timber-framed buildings dating back to the 17th century. On the outskirts of the town, Dunham Massey Hall, built in the 18th century and surrounded by a deer park, is one of the area’s main tourist attractions. Here, you can admire the splendid Georgian buildings, along with the stables and carriage house, all of which are Grade I listed buildings. The nearby Red House Farm offers a fun day out for all of the family. Not only will you find tearooms, craft shops and lots of activities for the children, but also the renowned Maize Maze.
Traveling from your hotel in Altrincham into the city of Manchester, the shopping capital of the north west of England, could not be easier. The Metrolink, the area’s streetcar system, delivers you cheaply and quickly into the heart of the city, where you will find everything from the biggest department stores to small local boutiques. After a stop at one of the city’s many cafés, restaurants or hotels for a break, visit the home of the Manchester United football team, the Museum of Science and Industry or the Imperial War Museum. The Lowry, situated at the waterfront location, The Quays, is home to the biggest public collection of the paintings of L S Lowry, famous the world over for his ‘matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs’.
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