Soak up the atmosphere as Manchester is a world leader in arts and culture. Be absorbed by the beautiful attractions such as the Gothic architecture at John Rylands Library and Manchester Cathedral; take in fine art at Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth; discover history, old and new, at Manchester Museum and the Imperial War Museum North; see contemporary arts redefined at HOME; or even learn to ski at Chill Factore.
Manchester International Airport –
33 minutes (18km)
Liverpool John Lennon Airport –
50 minutes (53km)
Leeds Bradford Airport –
1hr 20mins (75km)
Manchester is a region rich with local specialities. From Bury's famous Black Pudding to Eccles' puff pastry and currant cake, or from Wigan's Uncle Joes mint balls to Manchester's fruity Vimto drink... there's loads of products and recipes to tickle your taste buds. Manchester's city centre has a good mixture of high-street stores and independent shops, as well as designer boutiques and bargain-basement outlets.