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Welcome to Manchester

The original modern city

  1. Manchester International Festival
    The Manchester International Festival is an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.
  2. The Manchester Pride Big Weekend incorporates The Big Weekend at Manchester's world famous Gay Village, The Manchester Pride Parade on the streets of the City Centre and The Candlelit Vigil in Sackville Park.
    1. 24 Aug 201827 Aug 2018
  3. Free things to do in Manchester
    Discover some of the best free attractions across Greater Manchester, perfect for families, adults or just for a fun day out without the cost.
  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.
    1. 14 Apr 201731 Mar 2018
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    3. 14 Apr 201831 Mar 2019
  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. The beautifully restored East Lancashire Railway takes you on a captivating journey to discover the region’s rich transport heritage, taking in viaducts, historic towns and picturesque villages and passing through tunnels en route.
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    2. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
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    4. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  3. ITV have opened their outdoor Coronation Street sets at MediaCityUK to the public, including the world-famous cobbled street. The experience lasts around 80 minutes taking in Coronation Street, Rosamund Street and the newly extended Victoria Street, with plenty of opportunities for photos. Visitors will walk in the footsteps of the famous residents, discover filming secrets and hear stories of their favourite characters.
    1. 26 May 201814 Jul 2018
    2. 1 Sep 201829 Sep 2018
    3. 3 Nov 201810 Nov 2018
  4. From the first steam-powered mill and microcomputer to the pioneering work conducted in our universities today, innovation is the city's lifeblood.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
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  5. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  6. Voted the best Food Market by the National Association of British Market Authorities, the Bolton Food and Drink Festival runs over August Bank Holiday weekend, and attracts over ¼ million visitors each year.
    1. 24 Aug 201827 Aug 2018
  7. The Manchester Pride Big Weekend incorporates The Big Weekend at Manchester's world famous Gay Village, The Manchester Pride Parade on the streets of the City Centre and The Candlelit Vigil in Sackville Park.
    1. 24 Aug 201827 Aug 2018
  8. Where to Stay in Manchester
    Search for luxury and cheap hotels, B&Bs and hostels across Manchester
  9. The Longer you stay the less you pay at our modern extended stay hotel, next to Alliance Manchester Business School on the Manchester University Campus.
  10. The Crowne Plaza Manchester -Oxford Road is an impressive 19-storey building, with fantastic views of the city. The hotel boasts a fitness studio, club lounge and club rooms and a range of dining options from the cafe bar, outside terrace and restaurant.
  11. Shopping in Manchester
    Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day's attention
  12. The UK's largest city-centre shopping centre with over 240 retailers.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
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    3. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  13. intu Trafford Centre
    Manchester's shopping and entertainment complex.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    2. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    3. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  14. 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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  15. Food and Drink in Manchester
    Manchester has a great reputation for food & drink and sourcing local produce
  16. Arts and Culture in Manchester
    From exhibitions to plays to art-house cinema, Manchester is a world leader in art and culture
  17. Theatre in Manchester
    Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
  18. After nearly ten years since the last UK tour sold out within days, Cameron Mackintosh has announced that his acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical LES MISÉRABLES
    1. 19 Feb 201930 Mar 2019
    1. 28 Aug 20181 Sep 2018
  19.  Matilda the Musical
    Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring production of Matilda The Musical will play at the Palace Theatre from Monday 18th September - Friday 24 November 2018.
    1. 18 Sep 201824 Nov 2018
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
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  22. 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.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
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  23. 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.
    1. 6 May 201831 Dec 2018
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