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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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Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M4 4EW

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£67
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The Lowry Hotel
The Lowry Hotel

50 Dearmans Place, Salford M3 5LH

5.0 out of 5.0

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

£117
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ABode Manchester
ABode Manchester

107 Picadilly, Manchester M1 2DB

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Manchester City Centre, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greater Manchester Police Museum, …

£71
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Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA

3.0 out of 5.0

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

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Travelodge Manchester Central
Travelodge Manchester Central

11 Blackfriars Street, Salford M3 5AL

2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Exchange Square, Manchester Cathedral, and …

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Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

London Road, Manchester M1 2PG

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£77
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

Free Trade Hall Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP

5.0 out of 5.0

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

£117
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The Ainscow Hotel & Spa
The Ainscow Hotel & Spa

Trinity Way, Salford M3 5EN

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Salford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of People's History Museum and Manchester Opera House. …

£69
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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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Pocket Guide: Northern Quarter 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!

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