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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 547,627 as of 2018. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.5 million and third most populous metropolitan area, with a population of 3.3 million.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Manchester


1 - Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library is the headquarters of the city's library and information service in Manchester, England. Facing St Peter's Square, it was designed by E. Vincent Harris and constructed between 1930 and 1934.

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2 - Whitworth Park

Whitworth Park is a public park in south Manchester, England, and the location of the Whitworth Art Gallery. To the north are the University of Manchester's student residences known as "Toblerones".

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3 - Skydiving in Manchester

Arrive at iFLY Manchester and safely float in an 800-horsepower vertical wind tunnel that generates a wall-to-wall cushion of air commonly used by professional skydivers without having to jump from a plane. Just about anyone can fly and no experience is necessary. Once inside the flight chamber, a tunnel operator slowly increases the wind speed until you and your instructor are airborne. Feel the adrenaline rush as you float at wind speeds reaching 130 to 175 mph (209 to 282 kph). The stable wall-to-wall airflow keeps you from falling off the column of air and your instructor is on hand at all times to guide you. The entire indoor skydiving experience takes about 90 minutes from start to finish. Each session includes up to 13 people, but you fly one-on-one with your instructor twice - the same freefall time as three tandem skydives! To ensure our team are able to fly you, it's vital you arrive at the venue no less than 45minutes before your booked flight time.

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4 - Canal Street

Canal Street is a street in Manchester city centre in North West England and the centre of Manchester's gay village. The pedestrianised street, which runs along the west side of the Rochdale Canal, is lined with gay bars and restaurants.

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5 - The Lowry

The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex at Salford Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It is named after the early 20th-century painter L. S. Lowry, known for his paintings of industrial scenes in North West England. The complex opened on 28 April 2000 and was officially opened on 12 October 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II.

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6 - Culinary Tour in Manchester

A gastronomic adventure, sample some of the best food and drink the Britain's greatest industrial city has to offer and learn how our food and drink offers an insight into the city’s past, present and future. Manchester’s food and drink scene is booming and this tour will show you why. Your local guide will take you on a multi-stop food tour across the city revealing some culinary hidden gems and historical insights along the way.

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7 - Heaton Park

   6 km away

Heaton Park is a municipal park in Manchester, England, covering an area of over 600 acres. The park includes the grounds of a Grade I listed, neoclassical 18th century country house, Heaton Hall.

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8 - Urmston

   8 km away

Urmston is a town in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, which had a population of 41,825 at the 2011 Census. Historically in Lancashire, it is 5 miles southwest of Manchester city centre.

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9 - Sightseeing Cruises in Manchester

Departing from the centre of Manchester take a 60-minute cruise along Manchester's historic Ship Canal and River Irwell on board a purpose build dutch sightseeing vessel departing from central Manchester. Venture through the industrial heartland of the north of England and see historic monuments such as Stephenson's railway bridge.

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10 - Didsbury

   8 km away

Didsbury is a suburban area of Manchester, England, on the north bank of the River Mersey, 4+1⁄2 miles south of Manchester city centre. The population at the 2011 census was 26,788.

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11 - Old Trafford

Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Manchester United. With a capacity of 74,140 seats, it is the largest club football stadium in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-largest in Europe.

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12 - Shore Excursions in Peel

This tour is for visitors to the Isle of Man who would like a day out seeing as much as possible. Due to time constraints we do not go into sites other than outdoor heritage sites which have no entry charges. Most of the sites can be self guided although I am quite willing to guide in them. I am a qualified blue badge guide with an operators licence to drive visitors around the island, fully insured with public liability. Although a set tour has been set up I am quite happy to adjust the tour to suit the visitors needs.

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13 - Etihad Stadium

The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, also known as the Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home of Premier League club Manchester City F.C., with a domestic football capacity of 53,400, making it the fifth-largest in the Premier League and tenth-largest in the United Kingdom.

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14 - Cloud 23

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15 - Knutsford

   22 km away

Knutsford is a market town in the borough of Cheshire East, in Cheshire, England. Knutsford is 14 miles south-west of Manchester, 9 miles north-west of Macclesfield and 12.5 miles south-east of Warrington. The population at the 2011 Census was 13,191.

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16 - Shutlingsloe

   31 km away

Shutlingsloe is a hill near the village of Wildboarclough, in the east of the county of Cheshire. It stands to the south of Macclesfield Forest, on the edge of the Peak District and within the Peak District National Park.

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17 - Mam Tor

   32 km away

Mam Tor is a 517 m hill near Castleton in the High Peak of Derbyshire, England. Its name means "mother hill", so called because frequent landslips on its eastern face have resulted in a multitude of "mini-hills" beneath it.

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18 - Holmfirth

   32 km away

Holmfirth is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, on the A635 and A6024 in the Holme Valley, at the confluence of the River Holme and Ribble, 6 miles south of Huddersfield and 14 miles west of Barnsley.

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19 - Derwent Reservoir

   33 km away

Derwent Reservoir is the middle of three reservoirs in the Upper Derwent Valley in the north of Derbyshire, England. It lies approximately 10 miles from Glossop and 10 miles from Sheffield.

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20 - Peak District National Park

   41 km away
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Why travel to Manchester?

Manchester, located in the northwest of England, is a vibrant city with a rich industrial history, world-class sporting connections, and a thriving music scene. It is known for its iconic architecture, museums, galleries, and a diverse culinary scene. It's the perfect destination for history buffs, sports enthusiasts, and music lovers.

How to get there?

Manchester is easily accessible by air, rail, and road. Manchester Airport connects the city to numerous international and domestic destinations. From the airport, you can take a train, taxi, or tram to reach the city center. If you're traveling within the UK, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria train stations connect the city to major cities like London, Birmingham, and Glasgow. National Express and Megabus also offer coach services to Manchester from multiple UK cities.

What to book in advance?

It's recommended to book tickets for popular attractions like the Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour, the Science and Industry Museum, and the National Football Museum in advance, to avoid long queues and ensure availability. If you're planning to attend a live football match or a concert, booking your tickets well in advance is essential.

What are the costs?

The costs of visiting Manchester depend on your preferences and activities. Accommodation ranges from budget hostels to luxury hotels, while dining options vary from street food to upscale restaurants. Public transportation is affordable, with single tram and bus fares within the city costing around £2-£4. Most museums and galleries offer free entry, but some attractions, like the Manchester United Stadium tour, have admission fees.

What are the best things to do?

1. Explore the Northern Quarter for its street art, vintage shops, and vibrant nightlife.
2. Visit the Manchester Cathedral, a beautiful medieval church with stunning architecture.
3. Discover Manchester's industrial heritage at the Science and Industry Museum.
4. Wander around the galleries at the Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth.
5. Attend a football match at Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium.
6. Take a stroll along the picturesque canals in Castlefield.

Where to eat?

1. Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza: For authentic wood-fired pizzas.
2. Dishoom: For delicious Indian cuisine with a modern twist.
3. Mackie Mayor: A food hall offering a variety of cuisines under one roof.

Where to stay?

1. The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel: A luxury hotel in a historic building.
2. The Cow Hollow Hotel: A stylish boutique hotel in the Northern Quarter.
3. YHA Manchester: A budget-friendly option close to attractions like the Science and Industry Museum.

Off the beaten path:

For an unusual travel experience, head to the Greater Manchester Police Museum. This small museum, housed in a former Victorian police station, provides a fascinating insight into the history of policing in Manchester. You can explore original cells, learn about past criminal cases, and even try on old police uniforms. The museum is open on Tuesdays and offers free admission.

Learn More about Manchester

Manchester is a city located in the northwest of England, 2 hours from London. ​​Whether you're looking for history, culture, art or fun, Manchester has plenty to offer. In Manchester, you can spend your whole day indoors. Museums, libraries, galleries, there is something for everyone! This is a good thing in a city where the weather is not always good. You can visit the Science and Industry Museum, the Manchester Museum and for the soccer fans, you can go and see the National Football Museum and even attend a match of Manchester United or Manchester City, enough to have a good time! Manchester's heritage can be seen in its splendid gothic buildings, such as the cathedral or the Manchester Town Hall, which are gothic style buildings. For those who want to discover more architectural treasures, you must visit the John Rylands Research Institute and Library in Deansgate, the word "library" may not be the first word that comes to mind. This masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture looks more like a castle or a cathedral, you will be impressed by its aesthetic. For those who would like to explore the city, you can take a walk to Hollingsworth Lake or one of the many parks in the city, it is perfect for relaxing or picnicking away from the city for a day. As you stroll the streets of the Northern Quarter, look up to see some street art, the city is full of them. The Castlefield district is a living museum of the city's history, from the Roman fort to the factories of the industrial revolution. The ruins and buildings are well-preserved, and the pleasant canals are now lined with trendy cafés for a break. Numerous restaurants, snack bars and pubs offer a variety of food in all styles, try the famous fish and chips or one of the many Indian restaurants.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Manchester

What is the best airport parking lot in Manchester?

There are many parking lots within the airport, with different distances and prices, find out which one is most suitable for your terminal on the official website of Manchester Airport.

Manchester is a very lively city with a lot to do, you can visit one of the many museums, the Etihad Stadium, the cathedral or The John Rylands Library. There are many things to discover, you will not have time to get bored in Manchester.

Attending a soccer match in Manchester is not easy, you have to book well in advance as these are very popular events. You can buy tickets online.

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