Welcome to Manchester

Welcome to Manchester

The original modern city

  1. Peterloo commemorative glass, date unknown © People’s History Museum
    Part of the national commemorations marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester 1819, People’s History Museum’s (PHM) headline exhibition for 2019 Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest tells the story of Peterloo and highlights its relevance today, examining issues within our democracy that people are campaigning for 200 years on.
    1. 23 Mar 201923 Feb 2020
  2. Halloween in the City
    Plenty of Tricks. Plenty More Treats.
  3. Milltown Races Oldham Half Marathon Sunday 27th October 2019 Are you a half marathon runner looking for your next challenge? Good news! The Oldham Half Marathon is back for it’s seventh year.
    1. 27 Oct 2019
  4. Sightseeing Manchester Tour Bus
    Discover Manchester with a 90 minute bus tour. The 15 stop hop-on hop-off tour takes you to Manchester’s key sights and runs every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Years Day.
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  5. Day Trips and Excursions from Manchester
    Find coach, rail and self-guided day trips and excursions from Manchester to Chester, The Lakes, York and more.
  6. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre

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  1. Things To See & Do in Manchester
    From events and attractions to museums and galleries, find things to do in Manchester
  2. Guarantee your ticket to any home game of your choice with a Matchday VIP Experience. Your experience includes some of the best seats in the stadium, fantastic food and drink, a gift and matchday entertainment.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
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  3. Whether you’re a die hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy a visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.
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  4. A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.
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  5. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  6. Halloween in the City
    Plenty of Tricks. Plenty More Treats.
  7. The Lowry is home to the world’s largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry.
    1. 20 Jul 201931 Dec 2019
  8. Milltown Races Oldham Half Marathon Sunday 27th October 2019 Are you a half marathon runner looking for your next challenge? Good news! The Oldham Half Marathon is back for it’s seventh year.
    1. 27 Oct 2019
  9. Where to Stay in Manchester
    Search for luxury and cheap hotels, B&Bs and hostels across Manchester
  10. The Lowry Hotel is a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell.
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  11. Dakota Manchester Hotel
    Dakota is a lifestyle brand for the independent thinking, discerning traveller.
    1. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
  12. Shopping in Manchester
    Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day's attention
  13. The UK's largest city-centre shopping centre with over 240 retailers.
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  14. intu Trafford Centre
    Manchester's shopping and entertainment complex.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
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  15. Cheshire Oaks was the first and remains the UK’s largest Designer Outlet. With a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising of more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks isn’t merely the UK’s largest Designer Outlet.
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  16. Food and Drink in Manchester
    Manchester has a great reputation for food & drink and sourcing local produce
  17. Arts and Culture in Manchester
    From exhibitions to plays to art-house cinema, Manchester is a world leader in art and culture
  18. Theatre in Manchester
    Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
  19. Back to the future the musical in Manchester
    Great Scott! We’re sending you Back to the Future… The Musical!
    1. 20 Feb 202017 May 2020
  20. A sell-out before its world premiere season even opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to the Lowry, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics alike across the UK and the USA.
    1. 26 Nov 201930 Nov 2019
  21. Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard (Photograph of West End production) - 5385 - Photo by Paul Coltas
    The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Manchester in 2019 starring three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron.
    1. 10 Dec 20194 Jan 2020
  22. Day Trips and Excursions from Manchester
    Find coach, rail and self-guided day trips and excursions from Manchester to Chester, The Lakes, York and more.
  23. Enjoy a day trip to Chester, one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars and quirky lanes to discover.
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  24. Enjoy a trip to Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. There are 30 spectacular rooms to explore in the main house, and a 105-acre garden famous for its water features, sculptures and maze.
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  25. This tour gives you a day in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. It’s an ideal way to see the villages, historic locations and scenery associated with this stunning National Park.
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