Another new short break takes us to Manchester for its exciting Christmas Markets and the wonderful Christmas displays in Tatton Park. A final bonus is time in the Trafford Centre for Christmas shopping.
The 4 star luxury Renaissance hotel is centrally situated on Deansgate in Manchester within easy walking distance of many attractions. All the spacious ensuite bedrooms feature TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Public rooms include a stylish restaurant, bar and lifts serve all floors.
Thursday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive north to Manchester. A late morning arrival allows ample time to visit the Christmas Markets. Launched in 1999 as a single site the markets are now a sprawling and hugely popular festive attraction, stretching across 10 sites with the main hub in front of the town Hall in Albert Square – a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Also close by is Harvey Nichols and the Museum of Football. Back at the hotel, dinner is served.
Friday After a leisurely full English breakfast we join the coach for the short drive to Tatton Park and visit the Christmas Mansion. The mansion dates from the 18th century and is decorated with fragrant garlands and fresh foliage, most sourced from the Parklands & Gardens. The staterooms are home to interesting collections of art and antiques gathered by different generations of the Egerton family and are the setting for beautiful Christmas displays. After a good stay we return to the hotel well in time for dinner.
Saturday Another breakfast at the hotel before our departure for home. En-route we head through the newly developed Salford Quays and pass Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, to the impressive Trafford Shopping Centre for Christmas shopping. Early afternoon we make use of the motorways to return to our home area at the end of an enjoyable break.
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