Cheap Hotels in Leigh
A modern hotel in Leigh Sports Village with fast transport links to Manchester and Liverpool Four miles from the M6 motorway, the updated Holiday Inn Express® Leigh - Sports Village hotel is ideally situated, whether you're visiting for business or leisure. Offering free parking, the hotel is within 25 miles of both Manchester Airport (MAN) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL). Eight miles away, Wigan's North Western and Wallgate stations have direct train connections to towns across the northwest and beyond. By car, you can reach the attractions of Manchester in 35 minutes and Liverpool in 45 minutes. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Pennington Flash lake and country park, while horse racing fans are seven miles from Haydock Park Racecourse. Seat up to 150 delegates in the largest of the hotel's nine conference rooms. Delegates can keep up to speed with free Wi-Fi and stay fresh with a tea and coffee station on hand. Staff provide catering, customising fresh and tasty meals to suit your needs. Fill up buffet style each morning with the inclusive Express Start Breakfast, and at dinner time you can order hearty meals in the casual hotel restaurant. You'll also find several restaurants and takeaways in the local vicinity. Buy snacks any time from a lobby vending machine, or simply unwind with a drink in the contemporary on-site bar.
Hotels in Leigh
Set in the town with a rich industrial heritage, Leigh hotels are a short drive from the centre of Manchester and offer easy access to the countryside surrounding Wigan.
The history of Leigh dates back to the 12th century but the area really developed around the time of the industrial revolution. The remnants of this age can be found in the multi-storey cotton mills along the Bridgewater Canal, many of which have listed status. Other historical landmarks in the town include a Grade II listed War Memorial by local architect J.C. Prestwich and a Grade II listed Obelisk in the central marketplace.
To explore some of the most beautiful countryside surrounding Wigan, make your way to the Pennington Flash Country Park. The park spans 200 hectares including a 70-hectare lake created in the 20th century by coal mining subsidence. Today the park is a nature reserve and is a popular site for birdwatching. Whether or not you know your Black-faced Bunting from your Marsh Harrier, the area is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon strolling through.
For art lovers, Leigh's Turnpike Gallery is great place to spend a few hours poking around. As well as regular and varied exhibitions of contemporary art, the gallery also runs kids workshops – an engaging way to get your own kids involved with making and thinking about art. Dedicated to serving the local community, the gallery also has an on-site library and free wi-fi access.
A short drive from Leigh is Manchester, and here you'll find an enormous range of historical and cultural attractions. Football fans can make a pilgrimage to Old Trafford, history buffs can wander around the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, and culture vultures can pay a visit to the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Arena. Also within driving distance is the town of Bolton and, a little further away, the bustling city of Liverpool.
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