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Tel code: 0161 | code search
Postcode: M25 | code search
Population: 32000
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Tracing its history back to the Iron Age Prestwich is located to the north of the River Irwell and the name Prestwich is derived from the Saxon meaning “Priest’s Retreat”, however there does not appear to be any mention of it in the Domesday Book, the first documented evidence of the settlement first appearing in 1194. In 1605 the population of Manchester was decimated because of the plague, Prestwich was directly linked to Manchester along, so the story goes, Butterstile Lane, gaining its name because it was here that the residents of Prestwich left supplies of butter on a stile for the townsfolk of Manchester. By 1827 Prestwich had become an important route to Manchester and a new route was created, Bury New Road to facilitate access. This was the Victorian era and together with road construction came the railways and by 1879 the first railways trains were running between Manchester, Whitefield and Bury. It was the ending of the First World War though that saw Prestwich grow at a phenomenal rate with new homes for the returning soldiers seeing much of Prestwich being built on. Today Prestwich is a popular location in which to live, many consider this to be one of North Manchester’s best kept secrets. Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are all accessible off the relatively new Manchester Orbital motorway, the M60, hence the increasing popularity of the location. In short it offers good local family facilities, a compact town centre and motorway access and it also benefits from easy access to the Metro which takes you directly into the centre of Manchester.

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Premier Inn Manchester (Prestwich) (0.61 miles)

Located just off the M60, close to all major motorway links; this hotel is only 5 miles from Manchester city centre and within walking distance of the Metrolink. Local attractions include Heaton Park, Bury's world ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Manchester (Heaton Park) (1.20 miles)

A conveniently situated Premier Inn just a quarter of a mile from Bowkervale tram station and 3 miles from Manchester train station. For shops and local amenities Manchester city centre is only 3 miles away. Our ... More | visit website
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City Cottage (1.34 miles)

City Cottage

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City Cottage is a newly established family run hotel with a warm and friendly atmosphere. All rooms have recently been fully refurbished. There is also free tea and coffee available ... More

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West Lynne hotel (1.44 miles)

West Lynne hotel

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Westlynne Hotel is situated 2.5miles from city center with easyaccess to the motorway network.MEN arena, Gmex, Its easy to park at the hotel and use ... More

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Wilton Grange Hotel (1.50 miles)

Wilton Grange Hotel
A great budget hotel for a comfotable nights sleep. A delightful Victorian property set back from the main road with matures trees to the front and sides of the Hotel. We are in great location for the ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Manchester North (Middleton) (1.85 miles)

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Ideally located for easy access to M60, M62 and M66 motorways. This hotel is well positioned for many of Manchester's attractions including Manchester city centre, Manchester Old Trafford football stadium, ... More | visit website

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Abbey Hotel (2.09 miles)

Abbey Hotel

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The Abbey hotel is situated less than 2 miles from the city centre. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the local metro link station which is just one stop ... More

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Premier Inn Manchester (Swinton) (2.20 miles)

Within easy reach of Manchester city centre, Salford and Swinton. On a frequent bus route and with easy access to major motorway links including the M60, M61 and M62. Close to the Lowry centre, Manchester ... More | visit website
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New Central Guest House (2.25 miles)

The New Cenral Guest House is a double fronted house in a residential area within one mile of Victoria station; The Manchester Evening New Arena; the city centre is one and a half miles from ... More | visit website
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The B Hive (2.39 miles)

The B Hive
The B'Hive Inn is a family run traditional pub with Bed & Breakfast rooms,we offer a good selection of draught, bottled beers, Lagers and wines. Pool& darts. Sport t.v is also shown. 10 to 15 ... More | visit website

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