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5 Holiday Homes for the Manchester Science Festival, UK

When attending the Manchester Science Festival you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


Hand touching a glass ball with red and blue lights at a science festival

If you’re heading to Manchester in October for the Manchester Science Festival, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Manchester Science Festival

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Manchester collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.


Cottonseed, Plum Guide home in Manchester

Cottonseed, Plum Guide home in Manchester

Click to book Cottonseed now: from £500 per night Once a powerhouse of industry, Manchester was well known for its trade which is why you can’t get any more authentic than staying in a former 19th century cotton factory. These days, the industrial interiors have been given a softer touch with a pallet of subtle pinks and greens by New York design team Gryzwinski+Pons. The intelligent use of space combines functionality with style, giving you everything you need for a comfortable stay. Experience true Northern hospitality when you’re welcomed with Kinsey Apothecary toiletries and a bag full of tasty treats. Head downstairs for a drink in the Conservatory Bar or cosy up in the king size bed and make the most of the Apple TV for a relaxing night in or take a short stroll to the city’s famous Northern Quarter full of independent bars and eateries for a great evening out. Should you need to get some work done while here, the seriously cool co-working lounge is the place to be. The reception desk staff are on hand 24/7 if you need anything during your stay, and you can also get involved in a variety of events, pop ups and fitness classes in the building so it really is everything you need, and more. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Royal Roads

Royal Roads, Plum Guide home in Manchester, UK

Royal Roads, Plum Guide home in Manchester, UK

Click to book Royal Roads now: from £500 per night Discover the lively atmosphere of Manchester with a stay at this contemporary studio. In a historic building in the Civic Quarter, you'll find everything you need for a relaxing city break including an oven, dishwasher, and smart TV. With its contemporary style and amenities, it's the ideal place for a romantic stay or a brisk work trip. When you're not relaxing in your stylish apartment, head out and explore the sights of Manchester – you're a 10-minute walk from the Northern Quarter and Arndale Centre, where you can shop and dine to your heart's content. If you're craving comfort food, grab supplies and set up in the kitchen in your apartment, then settle down on the sofa with a drink. As the sun goes down, dive into Manchester's exciting nightlife scene, or unwind at your apartment in front of Apple TV. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Some Might Say

Some Might Say, Plum Guide home in Manchester

Some Might Say, Plum Guide home in Manchester

Click to book Some Might Say now: from £100 per night You'll find this bright and contemporary serviced apartment in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. Inside, it’s fuss-free yet comfortable, with curated artwork and leafy plants adding a touch of homeliness. If you’re visiting on business, there’s a spacious dining table for you to set up your laptop and work remotely. Should need to nip into the office, it’s a fifteen-minute walk to Spinningfields and a twenty-minute tram ride to Media City. For those staying for pleasure, succumb to an extra-long snooze in the comfortable beds, then spend the morning lolling about in the living area or beating your personal best in the on-site gym. When you’re ready to explore, you’ve the very best of Manchester on your doorstep. The trendy bars, iconic red brick buildings, eclectic Afflecks indoor market and cool cafes of the ultra-cool Northern Quarter are just a seven-minute saunter away. On rainy days, pay a visit to the city’s big hitters – the Whitworth Gallery, HOME multi-arts venue and magnificent Chetham's Library are all well within a twenty-minute amble. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Worker Bee

Worker Bee, Plum Guide home in Manchester

Worker Bee, Plum Guide home in Manchester

Click to book Worker Bee now: from £71 per night Between the trendy bars and indie shops of the Northern Quarter and the high street buzz and fine dining options of Deansgate, this swish little apartment puts you in the very centre of Manchester. If you’re arriving by train, you’re in luck as it’s just an eight-minute walk to Piccadilly station. The open-plan living, dining room and kitchen has your evenings covered. A full kitchen has all the essentials to whip up a quick meal before you hit the town or settle down in front of the TV after a long day. The building is home to a reception should you have any questions or need a recommendation, and there’s a gym if you want to keep on top of your fitness schedule. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Tell a Tale

Tell a Tale, Plum Guide home in West Yorkshire

Tell a Tale, Plum Guide home in West Yorkshire

Click to book Tell a Tale now: from £600 per night Welcoming guests in style, this converted barn in West Yorkshire boasts a large living area with ample room to socialise and sprawl out. In keeping with its rustic charm, it features plenty of exposed stone, wooden beams and high vaulted ceilings, while modern touches such as a striking bespoke staircase, innovative handmade lighting and a sleek island kitchen have been installed with luxury and comfort in mind. Enjoy meals together at the long table in the open dining area, admiring scenic views of the Yorkshire countryside through vast picture windows. Venture off into the surrounding area and experience the picturesque views first hand, discovering the tranquil beauty of the woodlands. When you're in the mood for exploring further, take a short drive to the quaint village of Ripponden for a hearty pub meal in one of the charming eateries and an enticing taste of the slow life. Sleeps up to 12 | 6 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

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