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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Portland Street, Manchester M1 4PH

4.0 out of 5.0
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
Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre
Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre

70 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (1,128 reviews)

Located in Northern Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chinese Arts Centre, Arndale Centre, and Urbis. …

£89
Ashton House - Hostel
Ashton House - Hostel

196 Corporation Street, Manchester M4 4DU

2.0 out of 5.0
2.5 out of 5 (106 reviews)

Situated in Manchester, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of National Football Museum, Urbis, and Manchester Arena. …

£68
Britannia Sachas Hotel
Britannia Sachas Hotel

Tib Street, Manchester M4 ISH

3.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (1,101 reviews)

Adjacent to the Arndale Center, this hotel is close to all city centre amenities including Manchester's famous Chinatown an …

£37
PREMIER SUITES Manchester
PREMIER SUITES Manchester

64 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (74 reviews)

Located in Northern Quarter, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Chinese Arts Centre, Arndale Centre, and Urbis. …

£67
The Works Aparthotel
The Works Aparthotel

33 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BJ

3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (55 reviews)

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

£60
Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre
Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre

56 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE

3.0 out of 5.0
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
The Abel Heywood
The Abel Heywood

38 Turner Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1DZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Located in Northern Quarter, this inn is steps from Chinese Arts Centre, Arndale Centre, and Affleck's Palace. Urbis and …

£73
Staycity Aparthotels Laystall Street
Staycity Aparthotels Laystall Street

40 Laystall Street, Manchester M1 2JZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (359 reviews)

Located in the heart of Manchester, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Affleck's Palace, Piccadilly Gardens, and …

£75
ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street
ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street

Charles Street City Umist, Manchester M1 7DL

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (753 reviews)

Located in the heart of Manchester, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester Palac …

£48
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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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