A venue with real pedigree
Old Trafford Cricket Ground, in Greater Manchester, is the country's second oldest cricket ground, dating back to 1857, when it was home to the now-defunct Manchester Cricket Club. Since 1864, it has been the home venue of Lancashire County Cricket Club, and it remains one of the sport's most hallowed halls.
More than just Cricket at Old Trafford
Of course, among fans of the "beautiful game" (not that cricket is without its aesthetic charms), Old Trafford is synonymous with Manchester United. Merely a stone's throw away is the Red Devils' home turf, the "Theatre of Dreams", where a museum and tour are available if you can't catch a match day.
Manchester city centre is just three miles away, easily reachable by road or via public transport. There, everything from top-notch shopping and dining to museums, galleries and more await. The Museum of Science and Industry is particularly recommended for enquiring minds, while the National Football Museum is ideal for the more sporting-minded.
Planning a trip to Old Trafford Cricket Ground? Travelodge Manchester Salford Quays Hotel is conveniently located a mile north, just a few minutes' drive or a 20-minute walk. Travelodge Manchester Central Hotel is great for city breaks, while Travelodge Manchester Upper Brook Street Hotel is close to both the stadium and the city.