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Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA

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3.1 out of 5 (3,265 reviews)

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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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly

One Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

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4.5 out of 5 (1,478 reviews)

The hotel is a 3-minute walk from Piccadilly Train Station, which offers a fast link to the airport as well as services to …

£71
Hotel Gotham
Hotel Gotham

100 King Street, Manchester M2 4WU

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4.8 out of 5 (265 reviews)

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

£119
Arora Hotel Manchester
Arora Hotel Manchester

18-24 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4LG

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,343 reviews)

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

£79
PREMIER SUITES Manchester
PREMIER SUITES Manchester

64 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AA

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4.2 out of 5 (82 reviews)

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

£72
The Principal Manchester
The Principal Manchester

Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA

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4.3 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from The Palace Theatre and Manchester Palace Theatre. Deansgat …

£85
Blue Rainbow Aparthotel Manchester High Street
Blue Rainbow Aparthotel Manchester High Street

58 High Street, Manchester M4 1EF

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3.7 out of 5 (275 reviews)

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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Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre
Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre

25 Aytoun Street, Manchester M1 3DT

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4.6 out of 5 (25 reviews)

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

£68
Hatters Hostel Manchester
Hatters Hostel Manchester

50 Newton Street, Manchester M1 2EA

2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (88 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Greater Manchester Police Museum and Affleck's …

£49
Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel

2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (201 reviews)

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

£78
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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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