Manchester Journals

Weekend near Manchester

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A November 2011 trip to Manchester by catsholiday

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel Photo, Altrincham, England More Photos
Quote: We spent a week end with friends on the outskirts of Manchester and visited attractions in the nearby area.

Quarry Bank Mill amd Styal Estate

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Attraction | "The Mill at Styal - part 2"

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THEMILLThis is HUGE. Despite its enormous size it cannot be seen until you are almost right there as it is in a wooded valley and surrounded by trees and of course the gardens too. It looks very like the Arkwright mills we have in Derbyshire, large and imposing and quite familiar to us so I wasn’t really surprise at what it looked like more by the way it was so well hidden.Be prepared for a long walk and it takes a while to get through so if it is near a meal time then think about whether you need a drink or food before going in. I would suggest that a visit of two hours is a visit done at speed and really three hours is needed to do it justice.This mill is probably the b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 21, 2012

Quarry Bank Mill amd Styal Estate
Quarry Bank Road
Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA
+44 1625 527468

Quarry Bank Mill amd Styal Estate

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Attraction | "The Apprentice House at Styal Mill part 1"

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Quarry Bank Mill and Styal EstateStyal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LATelephone: 01625 527468We are National Trust members and so whenever we go somewhere in the UK we always check to see if there are any NT properties we can visit. We spent a long week end near Manchester recently with some friends who are also NT members so we decided to visit this property on the Sunday.Quarry Bank Mill is located 2 miles south of Manchester Airport, Junctions 5 or 6 of the M56 and very close to the airport. In fact we sort of circumnavigated the airport on our way there.OPENING TIMES AND PRICESAs NT members we got in free but there are so many variants of prices that ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 21, 2012

Quarry Bank Mill amd Styal Estate
Quarry Bank Road
Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4LA
+44 1625 527468

Dilli Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Nothing chilli about Dilli"

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Dilli Restaurant60 Stamford New RoadAltrincham WA14 1EE"Dilli - the restaurant that dared to serve authentic regional dishes from the heart of India."When we were booked into the hotel in Altrincham we looked around for things to do and places we where could eat and my husband found this place which was only a twenty minutes walk from the hotel so no-one had to be nominated driver as we could walk there and enjoy a drink or two as well as the meal.There was a bit of a mix up in our communication about booking the restaurant and as a result we hadn’t booked so when we walked passed on our way back from the train station we popped into ask if they could do...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2011

Dilli Restaurant
60 Stamford New Road
Altrincham, England 14 1
+44 0161 927 921

Imperial War Museum North

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Attraction | "Modern museum tells the stories of war"

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Imperial War Museum, Salford QuaysDuring our weekend away with friends in Altringham we spent the day in Salford Quays visiting this museum and the Lowry centre. We arrived at the Quays by train which cost us £10 for four adults from Altringham for a day rover ticket which we thought was brilliant value. If you come by car then there are plenty of parking spaces but I suspect it probably isn’t cheap.Like the London Imperial War Museum this one is free to enter. From the outside it looks very modern and sleek. It is built to represent different shards of the world breaking apart as the result of conflict and war. Inside the feeling is one of space and the displays ar...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 8, 2011

Imperial War Museum North
Salford Quays
Manchester, England M17 1TZ
0161 836 4000

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Eating at the Mercure Bowdon Hotel "

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I discovered a great deal that Mercure hotels were offering for £140 per couple we got two nights bed and breakfast, one three course evening meal with a bottle of wine and then we could stay the third night free but if we wanted breakfast we had to pay.Part of our bargain deal was one three course evening meal with a bottle of wine and then breakfast on two mornings. The food was very good and this is what we experienced. DINING IN STYLEWe went to the bar at our pre arranged time and enjoyed a pleasant drink in the comfortable seats near the front door. At around 8pm we moved to the dining area and were shown to our table for eight. We were asked what sort of wine we wan...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 8, 2011

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel Restaurant
Langham Road, Bowdon
Altrincham, Cheshire
+44 (0)161 928 7121

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel

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Hotel | "Room with vibrating jacuzzi sounds"

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel Photo, Altrincham, England
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I discovered a great deal that Mercure hotels were offering for £140 per couple we got two nights bed and breakfast, one three course evening meal with a bottle of wine and then we could stay the third night free but if we wanted breakfast we had to pay. I phoned and booked four rooms just to make sure they could fit us all in, I gave them my credit cards details and the names of all those coming. I could have done it on line but as there we going to be four rooms needed for the same nights I just wanted to check it was going to be available.About three days later I received a letter of confirmation and the credit card slip through the mail. That was a few months ago but we finally got our...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 8, 2011

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel
Langham Road, Bowdon
Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2HT