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Hale - growing with the times

Hale in Greater Manchester has enjoyed a huge upswing in its fortunes of late. While the swanky suburb has never exactly been down-at-heel, the establishment of the BBC MediaCity in Manchester has introduced a lot of wealth to both Hale and adjacent Altrincham - as well as an accompanying increase in things to do and see.

Pamper yourself at Hale County Club & Spa

The local health club provides a wide range of physical activities, relaxation sessions and pampering treatments for both adults and kids (young ones will love their Tots Tennis, Karate School and Dodgeball classes). There's also a range of dining from east-and-west fusion and candlelit al fresco, to bar meals - so you needn't stray too far after your strenuous sessions.

Shop till you drop at the Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre shopping mall and leisure complex is less than 10 miles north of Hale, and good transport links mean it's within easy reach by road, rail or bus. Its ambitious "The Orient" food hall must be tasted to be believed. Looking for a cheap hotel in Hale? Travelodge Altrincham Central Hotel is right on the doorstep and offers great rooms at a very competitive rate. Our Travelodge Knutsford M6 Hotel lies just 10 miles south, and might be a good stop-off point for travellers heading up from the South.