Flights and holidays to Manchester
Located in the North West of the UK, Manchester is the UK's largest city in the North and therefore a major cultural and economic hub. With an incredible music scene and some of the UK's most popular tourist attractions, Manchester is an excellent city break stop for all ages.
Manchester is home to one of the worlds most loved, and Britain's longest running soap opera, Coronation Street, based in a fictional town in Greater Manchester. Many tourists visit the area just to experience the cobbled streets and terraced houses of the show, and sneak a peek at the Rovers Return pub!
The nightlife in Manchester is some of the best you will find in the country, with incredible unique bars and music venues, the city is also where huge names were born such as Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Smiths and Simply Red. All of these bands started by playing in small bars and local pubs, so be sure to scope out some live music nights when you are there, as you never know you could be watching the next big thing!
Aside from being a super cool city, there is also plenty of stunning architecture and history to discover here too. Manchester was one of the world's first industrial cities, with coal mines, factories and cotton mills drawing men in from the surrounding areas for work. The industrial past is reflected today through the historic red terrace houses that remain today, and as the city has grown and modernised, there is a real mix of architecture you can see which enhances the diversity, from Art Nouveau design churches, to the ultra modern Lowry theatre, to the impressive design of the Imperial War Museum. Prepare to be wowed!
Things to do Manchester
Shopaholics will love Manchester, and the shops here are well worth more than just a day's attention, so be sure to set aside plenty time to shop-'til-you-drop! Right in the heart of the city you can enjoy the perfect mix of high-end designer fashion, high street labels and sparkly department stores. Selfridges is enormous, and well worth a shop, as one of the UK's most famous department store names. The Trafford Centre is the largest indoor shopping centre in the North-West and is also worth a visit. The impressive centre is home to all of the most popular high street names in the UK.
Football fans visiting the UK are in for a treat with a visit to Manchester, with some of the biggest names home grounds in the city. Visit the famous Old Trafford for a day and experience the size and grandeur of Manchester United's famous stadium.
Fill your days visiting all that the city has to offer, from museums to the Cathedral, to testing out all the local pubs or shopping 'til you drop – you will love your stay in Manchester!
Top attractions in Manchester
There is so much to see and do in the city; you won't know where to start! To help you on your way, here is our list of top city attractions to choose from:
- 1. Manchester Cathedral
- 2. Manchester Art Gallery
- 3. Old Trafford Museum & Stadium - home of Manchester United
- 4. Museum of Science & Industry
- 5. John Rylands Library
- 6. Chill Factore
- 7. The Lowry
- 8. The Imperial War Museum
- 9. The Manchester Museum
- 10. Manchester City Stadium and Tour