Hotels in Prestwich
Prestwich, a large suburb in Greater Manchester, North West England, is the perfect springboard from which to explore the city and the surrounding countryside. With many restaurants, cafés and pubs in the area, there's plenty of choice when it comes to eating out. An affluent district of the city, with a history that dates back centuries, many peaceful green areas are available to escape to after the hustle and bustle of the city. There's an abundant supply of Prestwich hotels to choose from, ranging in price to suite every budget with many traditional shops to wander around as well as the usual superstores.
Places to visit
In the heart of Prestwich lies the Grade I listed, 16th-century Church of St Mary the Virgin with its imposing tower and red sandstone exterior. Regular services are held here and visitors are made welcome. Transport links to the city centre are quick and efficient and this is where you want to head if you seek excellent shopping, cultural excursions or spectacular entertainment.
Manchester is a cultural hub, with many theatres and concert venues offering an array of entertainment. Try the award-winning Royal Exchange Theatre, where classics written by Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams are performed. With a circular stage, you're never far away from the action. With a restaurant, bar, craft shop and exhibition area, there's plenty for all to enjoy.
For lovers of the renowned soap, a trip to Manchester can't be complete without walking down the well-known cobbles of Coronation Street. Take a Coronation Street Tour and see what happens behind the scenes of this iconic program. With over fifty years of on-site filming, there's a lot of history to uncover.
If you want to take in as much of the city as possible, consider booking a Manchester Taxi Tour, where you'll be led through 2000 years of history, from the Roman period to the modern day.
While a few hours away at the Museum of Science and Industry that provides an insight into the evolution of manufacturing from early textile machinery to modern X-ray equipment. Alternatively, for some artistic inspiration, take a trip to the world-class Manchester Art Gallery. With over six centuries of fine art on display, it will take you some time explore. Don't miss the incredible collection of 19th-century British art that has put the museum on the map.
Walk or cycle through Drinkwater Park, with its narrow reservoir and abundant wildlife or visit Prestwich Forest Park. Explore the Irewell Sculpture Trail, (the largest public art scheme in England), the Irewell Valley Way and the National Cycle Route, all of which meander through the area offering up safe and well signed cycling and walking routes. For a park that offers indoor and outdoor play areas for children, a café and animal centre, visit Heaton Park, the largest green space in Manchester. Go boating on the lake, or wander around the Tram Museum, try your hand at bowls or practise your swing on the golf course. Various indoor and outdoor events are held here throughout the year, either in inside the 18th-century Heaton Hall, or outside in the park.
Whitefield Golf Club, reputably one of the best in the North West of England is within easy reach, as is Prestwich Golf Club, which opens its doors to visitors throughout the year.
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