Whether you need to find a Manchester hotel for a big event or a big match, the Tameside suburb of Denton makes an excellent base. Just five miles east of the city, booking into the Premier Inn Manchester (Denton) hotel means you can be in the middle of town, the airport or even the Trafford Centre in about 15 minutes.
You’ll also be just a short chip away from Denton Golf Club. Enjoying a round here is great way to spend the day, whether you’re a pro putter or could write all you know about the game on the back of a tiny white ball.
Built in 1909 by famous golf course architect W J Leaver, visitors and beginners are welcome to play a round through the mature, well-kept parkland. But even those who could give Tiger Woods a run for his money should watch out for the eighth hole - it’s notoriously tricky. On weekdays you can turn up and play, or book a golf package - many include food and drink at the excellent clubhouse.