The Castle is found in The Castle Hotel, and its history dates over 200 years back. Over the years, its name has changed quite a few times; at first, the place was called the Crown and Sceptre, followed by The Crown and Anchor, The Clock Face, and in the late nineteenth century, it became The Castle Hotel. The club gives off an intimate feeling; with the capacity of only 50 people and the Victorian style traceable in the architecture, interior furniture and colour palette, this building is one of the most intimate spots in Manchester. The building was closed for renovation in 2008, and in 2010 it opened its doors again. In 1979, the Castle Club hosted the Ian Curtis’s interview with John Peel.
The venue is found on Oldham Street in the Northern District of Manchester. Here's how you can get there:
By train and tube: the closest station is Piccadilly, and it's connected to several overground and underground lines. There's also Manchester Victoria on the Northern Line, but the walk to the venue should take you about 30 minutes.
By bus: take either bus 180 or 184 and get off on Warwick Street; the venue is just two minutes walk away.
By car: if you’re coming from Manchester’s centre follow High Street until Shudehill, turn right to Thomas Street and then left on Oldham Street.
International: you jump any overground and/or underground line to Piccadilly Station. The walk to the venue should not take more than 10-15 minutes.
The Castle Club does not have a parking place, but there are many parking lots around, with prices from 1 £ per hour and 6 £ per hour. The price drops if you’re taking a ticket for more hours. All parking lots have yellow lines for the physically challenged patrons.
Accessibility for people with special needs
The club doesn’t have stairs at the entrance, which makes it accessible for people in wheelchairs. There is also an accessible toilet at the first level.