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The Midland - Manchester

The Midland - Manchester

16 Peter Street, Manchester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
21 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (1,386 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Manchester Central Library and Bridgewater Hall. Albert Square and Manchester Art Gallery ...

£62

£62
Malmaison Manchester

Malmaison Manchester

1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 minutes ago
74 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (789 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Affleck's Palace, and Arndale Centre. Manchester Art Gallery ...

£74

£74
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Portland Street, Manchester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 minutes ago
46 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (1,780 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Arndale Centre and Manchester Art Gallery. Affleck's Palace and Manchester ...

£59

£59
Hotel Gotham

Hotel Gotham

100 King Street, Manchester
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
30 others viewing this property now
4.7 out of 5 (371 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Art Gallery, Albert Square, and Arndale Centre. Affleck's Palace and Urbis ...

£121

£121
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 15 hours ago
12 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (1,038 reviews)

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

£67

£67
Luxx Apartments

Luxx Apartments

504 Jefferson Place, Fernie Street, Manchester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in the heart of Manchester, this luxury apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Jewish Museum and Urbis. Manchester Arena and Manchester Cathedral ...

£85

£85
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
9 others viewing this property now
3.1 out of 5 (3,717 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Art Gallery and Affleck's Palace. Arndale Centre and Manchester ...

£43

£43
Copthorne Hotel Manchester

Copthorne Hotel Manchester

Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, Salford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
5 others viewing this property now
3.7 out of 5 (1,310 reviews)

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ordsall Hall and Old Trafford. Imperial War Museum North and Museum of Science ...

£50

£50
The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel

50 Dearmans Place, Salford
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
91 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (725 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Ann's Church, People's History Museum, and Manchester Cathedral. Manchester ...

£104

£104
Arora Hotel Manchester

Arora Hotel Manchester

18-24 Princess Street, Manchester
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago
8 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (1,524 reviews)

Located in Chinatown, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Manchester City Hall and Manchester Art Gallery. Albert Square and Manchester Palace Theatre ...

£58

£58

Pocket Guide: CIS Solar Tower CIS Solar Tower Hotels

Manchester's roots go deep, all the way back to Roman Britain in fact, when the city started out as a fort for the legions based here. Things have changed a bit since those days, and the city really started transforming itself when Flemish weavers settled in what is now Bolton, in the 15th Century. This laid the foundation for establishing Manchester as a centre of the textile industry, which it capitalised on during the Industrial Revolution. Nowadays when you come to the city and stay perhaps at a hotel in Manchester you'll see a skyline of steel and glass towers, far removed from Roman fortifications and dominated by structures like the CIS Solar Tower, a creation of the 1960s.

Manchester Hotels For The CIS Solar Tower

You can find the CIS Solar Tower in Miller Street, but you probably won't need a map unless you're short-sighted and have forgotten your glasses! Just look up from practically any part of Manchester and it can't be missed. It was built in the swinging sixties, 1962 to be exact, when the nation was in love with concrete tower blocks, although this is one of the more attractive ones. It soars to 387 feet and was at the time Europe's third tallest building, after its counterparts in Madrid and Milan.

Visit the CIS Solar Tower from Hotels in Manchester

The tower has the largest array of solar panels in the United Kingdom, and the biggest vertical array of them in Europe. Like much of British architecture, the CIS Solar Tower was heavily influenced by the US, and especially by Chicago's Inland Steel Building. It's an impressive sight even today, when so much else has been thrown at the sky, and you should pop along from your Manchester hotel or guesthouse to enjoy the views.

Take the lift up to the top floor, from where on a clear day you can see the Welsh Clywidian Mountains and the Jodrell Bank observatory. The bird's eye views of the city spread out below are quite stunning too, if you have a head for heights!