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The market's the star in Altrincham

Both city and countryside are on your doorstep here. Take your pick of the shops, entertainment and sports' venues of Manchester, or get back to nature in the windswept moors of Cheshire. The award-winning market is a real highlight of Altrincham itself. From local farmers selling cheese, honey and sauces, to handmade crafts, vintage vinyl and books, there's plenty of unique and affordable treats to be found here.

Prepare for take-off at the Runway Visitor Park

Fascinated by flight? A visit to this unique venue at Manchester Airport is a must if you're into all things aerospace. Watch aircraft take off close up, and board legendary supersonic jet Concorde, finding out about some of its most famous passengers. You can also explore RAF airliner Nimrod, learning about its rescue operations in the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan

World-class shopping and sport

With over 200 stores, the Trafford Centre is a magnet for savvy shoppers. Also close by is the Lowry Outlet Mall at Salford Quays, home to a Cadbury factory shop and the Gift Company. Manchester United's Theatre of Dreams awaits footie fans, whether you're attending a match or just want to tour the ground. Old Trafford is easily accessible on the metro. Planning a trip to Altrincham? Travelodge Altrincham Central is in the heart of the town and less than 5 miles from Manchester Airport. Our hotels in Sale and Didsbury are also close by.