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Two and a Half Days itinerary
Early morning Arrive at your city centre hotel
Mid-morning Book yourself onto a Discover Manchester walking tour or one of the many walking tours available with the city's Blue Badge Guides. These tours are quirky, informative and highlight some of the city's incredible history and personality. They are also a great way to familiarize yourself with the city
12:00 Noon Head for lunch, suggestions include Mr Thomas's Chop House for a traditional British pub lunch, Harvey Nichols Bar & Brasserie, The Living Room or Dukes 92
Afternoon Head for one for one of the city's main tourist attractions, choose from:
John Rylands Library www.manchester.ac.uk/library
Experience the gothic splendor of one of Manchester's most beautiful buildings and discover the library's world famous collections through themed displays and hands-on activities
Manchester Art Gallery www.manchestergalleries.org
One of the country's finest art collections in spectacular Victorian and contemporary surroundings. Highlights include outstanding Pre-Raphaelite paintings, craft and design and early 20th Century British art
Museum of Science and Industry www.mosi.org.uk
MOSI is based on the site of the former Liverpool Road Railway Station, the oldest surviving passenger railway station in the world, which opened in 1830. From the world's first industrial city to 24-hour party capital, MOSI takes you on a journey through Manchester's heritage with sights, sounds and even smells!
People's History Museum www.phm.org
This architecturally impressive museum allows visitors to discover fascinating stories and hands-on exhibits that bring thousands of objects to life, including the world's largest collection of political banners
Evening Venture out to one of the city's fantastic restaurants for an evening meal
Suggestions include: Yang Sing, Australasia, Room Restaurant, Grill on the Alley, Ning, Jamie's Italian or Michael Caines at ABode
Early morning Head across to The Quays - jump on the Metrolink tram system or catch a cab for the ten minute journey
Morning Spend time at The Quays, Greater Manchester's stunning waterfront destination offering world-class attractions, dazzling architecture and superb shopping
The Lowry www.thelowry.com
The Lowry is an arts and entertainment venues with two theatres and galleries showcasing the work of LS Lowry alongside other contemporary artists
Imperial War Museum North www.iwm.org.uk
One of the most celebrated museums in Britain today, Imperial War Museum North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict
Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour www.manutd.com
Re-live the clubs triumphs, tragedies and trophies at the Manchester United Museum. Go behind the scenes by taking the Stadium Tour, sit in the home changing room and emerge from the player's tunnel to the roar of the crowd!
Afternoon After grabbing lunch at The Quays, jump back on the tram and head to Bury to board the East Lancashire Railway www.east-lancs-rly.co.uk. The beautifully restored East Lancashire Railway, offers spectacular views along the beautiful Irwell Valley. The popular steam railway offers a day out for all
Early evening Head out for an early evening meal before a night at one of the many theatres within Manchester
Early morning Before leaving the Manchester city-region, head south to Tatton Park
Tatton Park www.tattonpark.org.uk
Rural, stately beauty on Manchester's doorstep. Tatton Park is regarded as one of Britain's most comprehensive historic estates. Visitors can explore the stunning 19th century mansion, 50 acres of award winning gardens and the Tudor Old Hall.