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Manchester

Discover Manchester.

Manchester, unofficially dubbed “The Capital of the North”, is well known throughout the world for the key role it played in the birth of the industrial revolution. As well as this, Manchester has had significant influence in the worlds of science, politics, music, art and sports. It is home to some of the most famous football clubs in the world!

Manchester is widely known for its rich heritage and during the 19th century it had the nickname ‘Cottonopolis’, because it had so many cotton mills.

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Manchester

Youthful, diverse and bursting with character; Manchester is a fantastic place to visit.

The middle of Manchester is important because of its network of canals and mills built during its 19th-century development.

Manchester boasts a multitude of famous shopping malls, such as Arndale and The Trafford Centre right through to traditional pubs, beautiful green spaces and water spaces, which can be explored on foot or by bike. The Manchester region is easily navigated with fantastic transport links, making it an ideal hub to explore.

Why Visit?

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.

Nearest Airports

Manchester International Airport –
33 minutes (18km)
Liverpool John Lennon Airport –
50 minutes (53km)
Leeds Bradford Airport –
1hr 20mins (75km)

Best For

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.

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