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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Portland Street, Manchester M1 4PH

4.0 out of 5.0

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

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Hilton Manchester Deansgate
Hilton Manchester Deansgate

303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£112
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Townhouse Hotel Manchester
Townhouse Hotel Manchester

101 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DF

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Manchester City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Palac …

£69
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Hotel Gotham
Hotel Gotham

100 King Street, Manchester M2 4WU

5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Market Street, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Arndale, Manchester Art Gallery, and …

£135
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Blue Rainbow Aparthotel Manchester High Street
Blue Rainbow Aparthotel Manchester High Street

58 High Street, Manchester M4 1EF

5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Arndale Centre and Affleck's Palace. …

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Hilton Chambers - Hostel
Hilton Chambers - Hostel

15 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 1JJ

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Affleck's Palace and Arndale Centre. Urbis and …

£44
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Atrium by BridgeStreet Apartments
Atrium by BridgeStreet Apartments

74 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JD

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Manchester City Centre, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Conference Centre and Manchester …

£67
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The Light ApartHotel
The Light ApartHotel

20 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PN

4.0 out of 5.0

The Light ApartHotel is in Manchester's Northern Quarter, a hip enclave that brims with bars, cafés, and independent music …

£89
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Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena
Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena

Goadsby St Off Swan St, Manchester M4 5JY

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Affleck's Palace, Arndale Centre, and Urbis. …

£74
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The Works Aparthotel
The Works Aparthotel

33 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BJ

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Manchester City Centre, this apartment is steps from Printworks, Urbis, and Arndale Centre. Manchester Cathedral …

£60
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Pocket Guide: Manchester City Centre 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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