A lively and fun-filled city, Manchester knows how to party. Let the good times roll.
Manchester’s long been famed for its music scene and now literature, food and drink festivals also fill the cultural calendar. The city also boasts world-class sport, shopping and theatre too. If you fancy hitting the bars, Canal Street is the liveliest part of the city.
The bold mix of old and new, as Manchester’s industrial heritage meets cutting edge waterfront developments, makes the city great just to wander around. Or head to the inspiring mountainous landscape of the Lake District and recharge your batteries.
Featuing Ubris, the Lowry, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Royal Exchange, Old Trafford, the Trafford Centre, the Lake District.
The waterways, once Manchester’s industrial heart, are still an important and popular part of the city. Cruise the Ship Canal or wet your whistle at a waterside bar.
Enjoy a traditional Mancunian pastime during your trip to Manchester and watch a race at the Bell Vue Greyhound Stadium. If you don’t fancy a flutter, just soak up the atmosphere people watching.
Catch a show at the Royal Exchange Theatre, watch side-splitting comedy at the Comedy Store, or see a big name at one of England’s premier concert venues, the Apollo.
Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), is a huge seven and a half acre site, filled with fantastic exhibitions, hands-on galleries and even the world’s oldest passenger railway station!
If you’ve got time, Manchester’s largest park is more than just a great picnic spot. With play areas, cafes, an animal centre and tram experience, you’ll be there all day.
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