In UK cities, it's sometimes hard to find cheap accommodation. Manchester, fortunately, has plenty of options for a holiday, short break or business trip on a budget. The city includes low-cost apartments, cheap B&Bs and affordable hotels, giving you the chance to enjoy Manchester without spending a fortune. Book off peak for the best deals and with Manchester's great Metrolink serving the wider Greater Manchester area, it's cheap and simple to opt for a bargain base on the outskirts!

Chinese New Year Free Events in Manchester

Chinese New Year Free Events in Manchester

Free Things to Do in Manchester

Get ready for the huge choice of free museums and galleries around Manchester city centre guaranteed to engage children, culture vultures and those simply fascinated with the industrial and innovative history of Manchester. The city's list of free museums and galleries is long. Top museum options with a real family friendly edge and all with free entry include the Museum of Science and Industry, the National Football Museum, the People's History Museum, the Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays and the Manchester Museum on Oxford Road.

The fabulous choice of free entry art galleries in and around Manchester is equally impressive, including the main Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth Art Gallery and some parts of The Lowry at Salford Quays. There's no charge for a viewing of the spectacular array of Manchester architecture ranging from the classic canalside architecture of Ancoats to the surreal modern university architecture of UMIST along Oxford Road and modern marvels like Calatrava's Trinity Bridge on the Salford Quays.

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Take a tour of medieval Manchester Cathedral with on-site visitor centre and daily free tours or head off on a canal walk or to one of Manchester's many historic suburban parks with a host of free family fun things to do. Heaton Park just 4 miles north of the city centre is often a site for big events, concerts and funfairs, plus features on-site golf, an animal centre, acres of green space, tram rides, pitch & putt, play areas and more!

Budget Accommodation in Manchester

  • Manchester   (0.3 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    Well appointed Travelodge hotel in Manchester close to Victoria Station & the Arndale Centre. Chargeable parking, bar/ cafe, meeting room & Wi-Fi service. Groups welcome.
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    Rating from 953 reviews
  • Urmston   (5.0 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    Newly refurbished Manchester Travelodge set close to the Trafford Centre, Chill Factore & Old Trafford. Ensuite double & family rooms, free car parking. 30 mins free Wi-Fi.
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    Rating from 341 reviews
  • Oldham   (4.8 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    £25
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    Travelodge Oldham hotel on the edge of the town centre, just 2 miles from Hollinwood station with free parking and WiFi. Family and double rooms. Pets welcome.
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    Rating from 142 reviews