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Gorton, birthplace of 'the Blues'

Lying to the south-east of Manchester city centre, the suburb of Gorton played an important role in the thriving locomotive industry in the 19th century. It's other claim to fame is being the official birthplace of Manchester City FC. For many years, TV drama Shameless was also filmed in the area.

The neighbourhood's major landmark is the Grade II-listed Gorton Monastery, a 19th-century former Franciscan friary. It now hosts weddings, concerts and community events.

Get close to top sporting action at Belle Vue and Sportcity

Gorton is handily placed for a string of top sports venues. Belle Vue is famous for speedway and greyhound racing, so whether you're cheering on bikes or dogs, you can be sure of a thrilling night out here.

You're also Near Sportcity and the Etihad Stadium, home of Premier League giants Manchester City. As well as football, there's cycling, squash and athletics events held here too.

Hoof it to the Donkey Sanctuary

Animal lovers and families will adore Manchester's Donkey Sanctuary, part of the animal welfare charity that works to protect donkeys and mules around the globe. You can say hello to the rescue donkeys, all of which have different personalities and backstories.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Gorton? Travelodge Manchester Sportcity Hotel is a mile away. Travelodge Manchester Upper Brook Street Hotel and Travelodge Ashton Under Lyne Hotel are also close by.