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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Portland Street, Manchester M1 4PH

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4 out of 5 (1,430 reviews)

This modern hotel rises above Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of Manchester. Arndale Shopping, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, …

£63
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

Free Trade Hall Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP

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4.4 out of 5 (1,338 reviews)

The hotel is inside one of Manchester's most celebrated buildings, near St. Peter's Square with its convenient Metrolink …

£97
The Midland - Manchester
The Midland - Manchester

16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS

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4.4 out of 5 (1,063 reviews)

Built in 1903 to serve the central railway, the hotel stands in St. Peter's Square, near the train station of the same name …

£88
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA

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3.1 out of 5 (3,105 reviews)

This 19th century heritage hotel is one block from Manchester's Chinatown, 500 meters from the Palace theatre, and close t …

£39
Arora Hotel Manchester
Arora Hotel Manchester

18-24 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4LG

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4.4 out of 5 (1,266 reviews)

Located in the heart of Manchester, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Manchester City Hall and Manchester Art Gallery. …

£80
Hilton Manchester Deansgate
Hilton Manchester Deansgate

303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

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4.2 out of 5 (976 reviews)

This hotel is housed in the first 23 floors of the striking 47-storey steel and glass Beetham Tower, and is located in the …

£101
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M4 4EW

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4.2 out of 5 (849 reviews)

Radisson Manchester City Centre is a 10-minute stroll from both Manchester Victoria Train Station and the upscale Harvey …

£79
Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre
Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre

56 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE

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4.2 out of 5 (1,063 reviews)

Overlooking Rochdale Canal, Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre is a 5-minute walk from Deansgate Castlefield Metrolink Station. …

£63
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

London Road, Manchester M1 2PG

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4.2 out of 5 (1,103 reviews)

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is a 3-minute walk from Piccadilly Train Station and 10 minutes from O2 Apollo Manchester. …

£72
The Lowry Hotel
The Lowry Hotel

50 Dearmans Place, Salford M3 5LH

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4.7 out of 5 (549 reviews)

Located on the River Irwell, in Manchester's Chapel Warf area, The Lowry is next to Trinity Bridge and provides easy access t …

£107
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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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