Altrincham Hotels

Widely considered today a well-to-do commuter town for Manchester, it has always been thus for Altrincham, in Trafford. Traditionally a part of Cheshire and on the old Roman road from Chester to Manchester, residents from the town commuted into the city even before the advent of the trains, taking the regular stage coaches, or if less well off, barges up the Bridgewater Canal. Transport options are much improved today of course and the town represents an ideal base for the local attractions as well as trips into the city for work or for pleasure. Given its long history in this respect, the town is known for its well established hospitality and no more so than within the Altrincham hotels.

As a popular market town for over 800 years, historic attractions are numerous. Cobblestone streets and timber framed houses still define the the Old Market Place, and the town is home to a series of listed buildings, including the Victorian town clock, and Royd House, an early 20th century architectural masterpiece. Just taking a walk around the town is enough to take in some of the rich history of the town and if searching for some peaceful recreation and pastoral beauty then Stamford Park will provide it in abundance. Perhaps the main attraction is on the outskirts, Dunham Massey Hall, which has a 250 acre deer park as well as the historic hall, stables and carriage house.

Unsurprisingly, some of the best Altrincham hotels occupy historic buildings, whether as a classic inn in the centre of town or old country coaching establishments, which in addition to providing some stylish dining and a comfortable well appointed stay often provide a backdrop to private functions and events. There are plenty of other options in the town and from the finest boutique hotels to the humble bed and breakfast it is difficult not to be taken in by the charm of the place and the standard of accommodation.