Trafford Tourist Information

Trafford Centre - one of Britain's most popular shopping & entertainment complexes

Trafford Centre – one of Britain’s most popular shopping & entertainment complexes

Trafford is a large Greater Manchester borough containing a wide range of attractions from the Imperial War Museum to the Old Trafford sporting venue, home to Manchester United FC and to the Lancashire County Cricket Club. A Greater Manchester business quarter, key business centres in the region include the Trafford Park Industrial Estate. On a cultural note, Trafford has links with iconic bands The Smiths and The Stone Roses and top arts and music venues in the region include the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale and The Cinnamon club in the Bowdon area.

The Trafford Centre

The region’s most visited attraction is the Trafford Centre with its exceptional choice of high street and designer fashion brands including flagship stores as well as premier department stores such as Selfridges. A huge choice of dining outlets from fast food to Chinese and vegetarian cluster around the huge ground floor dining area with a ship theme, and a further choice of restaurants and cafes are throughout the centre.

Attractions including the Legoland Discovery Centre, the Aerial Extreme High Ropes course, a play area, Laser Quest, The Rock Climbing Centre, NAMCO arcade, an Odeon Cinema and Paradise Island Adventure Golf are all on this premier shopping, leisure and entertainment complex.

Trafford Quays Leisure Village

Trafford Quays Leisure Village sits adjacent to the Trafford Centre and offers an excellent choice of leisure complexes including fabulous Chill Factor indoor ski and snow centre, with real snow, and the Airkix indoor sky-diving facility where you’ll have an amazing experience. The Trafford Golf Centre includes a miniature golf course with nine holes, or enjoy the facilities at Powerleague Soccer Dome.

EventCity Manchester

A premier North West conference and exhibition centre, EventCity in Trafford is the second largest events venue outside of the London and has played host to the X Factor. Surrounded by 3000 free parking spaces and featuring cutting edge exhibition space, EventCity sits conveniently adjacent to the Trafford Centre with its choice of shops, restaurants and entertainment/ leisure attractions.

Trafford Hotels & Apartments

Whether you’re looking for accommodation near the Trafford Centre or Old Trafford Football Stadium, find it here and book Trafford hotels, B&Bs or self-catering apartments online now. The Greater Manchester Trafford towns of Altrincham, Sale, Stretford and Urmston have outstanding transport links into Manchester city centre – fast Metro tram services run from Altrincham and Sale making them ideal bases for business and leisure in the city, and with the added bonus of a location offering easy access to motorway links and Manchester Airport.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.