Clayton's illustrious past
Just three miles east of Manchester city centre is Clayton, which takes its name from a local family. Originally home to Newton Heath, the football club that is now better known as Manchester United, it is also the site of the Britain’s first public park, Philips Park, which was opened in 1846; an annual tulip festival is held here, while its many and varied amenities are used regularly by the local community.
Clayton - where history meets the 21st century
History buffs shouldn’t miss a trip to see Clayton Hall, a 15th-century building on Ashton New Road. Grade II* listed, it’s also a scheduled ancient monument and features a rare example of a medieval moat; Oliver Cromwell is said to have had a three-night stay here, despite the fact it was once a Royalist stronghold. Nearby is a far more modern building - the Manchester Velodrome which has been the home of British cycling since it opened in 1994.
Clayton - a sporting haven
Despite once being the home of Manchester United, it’s Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium which is now on Clayton’s doorstep. Sports fans may like to take in a match while in the area, or perhaps sample the facilities at Fairfield Golf and Sailing Club, which is just a few miles away.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Clayton? Try the Travelodge Oldham Hotel, Travelodge Ashton under Lyne Hotel or Travelodge Sportcity Hotel.