Manchester is one of the great cities of northern England. It flourished on 'muck and brass' during the Industrial Revolution, but its history goes back much farther, to its genesis as a Roman fort in about 79AD. The much later expansion the city was fuelled by industry and commerce, with cotton coming from across the Atlantic and textiles exported to all corners of the globe. Even today Manchester continues to thrive, though the environment is much cleaner and healthier now. Book in to a Manchester hotel and enjoy museums and galleries, green open spaces and reclaimed industrial heritage, brushed off and spruced up. The street markets, though, are one thing that hasn't changed here, and a good one to visit while you're here is Bury Market.
Manchester Hotels for Bury Market
This open-air market is situated in Bury, which is a town in Greater Manchester. It's just a short bus journey from the city centre, if that's where your Manchester hotel is. It's one of the oldest street markets in Britain, established in 1444 and consisting of a big traditional market hall and many stalls outside which sell everything from flowers, fruit and vegetables to clothing and hardware. It has an exciting and hectic atmosphere and is always packed with shoppers. Come here from your hotel in Manchester and enjoy a real slice of tradition, as well as picking up a few bargains.
A Day at Bury Market from Manchester Hotels
Bury Market is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and although it's a traditional market it has a thoroughly modern setting nowadays. There are over 300 stalls spread over 11 blocks, all covered by canopies that allow the light in but keep the rain out. The market is home to numerous multicultural cafés, reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of the city, where you can everything from Greek and Turkish mezes to continental platters and full English breakfasts. Visit the market from your Manchester hotel and dine on the famous Bury black pudding, served with piccalilli or mustard, hot or cold. Bury Market is a sheer joy and you shouldn't miss it.