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Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

4.4 of 5 • 1,598 reviews
Deansgate
£92
The Midland - Manchester

The Midland - Manchester

4.4 of 5 • 1,324 reviews
Deansgate
£62
Hotel Gotham

Hotel Gotham

4.8 of 5 • 338 reviews
Central Retail District
£91
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

3.1 of 5 • 3,636 reviews
Gay Village
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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

3.9 of 5 • 1,671 reviews
Gay Village
£59
High Street Townhouse

High Street Townhouse

Northern Quarter
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Velvet Hotel

Velvet Hotel

4.6 of 5 • 229 reviews
Gay Village
£60
ABode Manchester

ABode Manchester

4.2 of 5 • 748 reviews
Northern Quarter
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Malmaison Manchester

Malmaison Manchester

4.3 of 5 • 583 reviews
Northern Quarter
£74
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

4.2 of 5 • 1,017 reviews
Green Quarter
£74

Pocket Guide: Manchester Abraham Lincoln Statue Hotels

Manchester's reputation as a world centre for the textile industry was forged in toil, sweat and a fair dollop of elbow grease during the Industrial Revolution! Much of the city's interest for visitors today lies in its splendid industrial heritage. There is, however, much more to modern Manchester than the Manchester Ship Canal and the restored shells of industrial-age mills and factories. Based in a suitable Manchester hotel, guesthouse or B&B you'll have a thoroughly modern city to explore, full of art galleries, museums and music venues. One of its attractions, especially with American tourists, is the statues of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln Square, in the centre of the city.

Manchester Hotels for the Abraham Lincoln Statue

The Abraham Lincoln statue in Manchester came here by a circuitous and somewhat unusual route. It was made by the sculptor George Gray Barnard to mark a century of unbroken peace between Britain and the USA since 1814. Intended to stand outside Westminster, it was deemed to be not statesmanlike enough and another was commissioned to replace it. The original one wasn't wasted, however, as it ended up in Manchester, and was unveiled in 1919. Here, it celebrated specifically the years of the cotton famine, when Lincoln regarded England as being on the side of the Union. It paid homage to the suffering mill workers of that time too.

See the Abraham Lincoln Statue from Manchester Hotels

The original purpose of the gift was largely forgotten, with the statue in Manchester now bearing the legend, 'Lancashire friendship to the cause for which he lived and died.' The workers in the Lancashire cotton mills were the main victims of the famine on this side of the Atlantic, so this was an expression of fraternal worker sympathy which all of Manchester was happy to get behind. The statue was moved to its present location in 1986, from its former site in Platt Fields. A new pedestal was made for it and included some extracts from a letter Lincoln wrote to the Lancashire workers, recognising how they had suffered since slavery was abolished across the USA. It's a moving testament to the link across the Atlantic, and a must-see from your Manchester hotel.

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