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The Greater Manchester Explorer

Friday 20th to Monday 23rd December 2019

(optional extension from Thursday 19th December)



A very-good-value weekend based at the Best Western Hotel in Altrincham, which will include three nights B&B and a dinner on arrival Friday if required. The town is quite attractive as an affluent suburb of Manchester with several GBG pubs to enjoy as well as the market.

The town is at the western end of the Metrolink tram system and has a direct, fast train service hourly to Stockport, just 16 minutes away. That town also has great drinking possibilities too. 

Direct senior rail fares from Euston are about 41 return currently with advance purchase - but you may do better locally.

We plan to make a few brewery visits but most of the time will allow you to find your own enjoyment in either or both cities as well as more locally around Altrincham. 


Around 150 for single occ. and 125 for a twin/double. These include three nights B&B, an abbreviated AVB and a small amount for admin. Any arranged brewery visits may push the cost a little higher but the whole weekend is great value for the area. The minimum group size for hotel is supposed to be 20 but as I have only requested 14 beds at present, that could be tricky!! Worry not though. 

I do hope at least fifteen (preferably 20!) of you will come along. More beds are available should I get a rush.

If you would like an extra night (Thursday) to enjoy an extra day and cheaper outward fare (about 5 less), please say so as I'm sure the hotel will oblige.

There is a brief booking form attached to make things easier for you to book. I look forward to hearing from you soon. 




Most of the arrangements have already been confirmed but some are still outstanding, so the right is reserved to amend the programme should this be unavoidable.


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