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Explore Manchester through the lens of our insightful blog posts. From hidden gems to iconic landmarks, our curated content offers a unique perspective on the city's culture, events, and attractions. Dive into the stories that bring Manchester to life and discover the insider tips that make your visit truly memorable. Let our blog be your guide to unlocking the vibrant spirit of this dynamic city.

Culture and Revolution

Enjoy a taste of the rich cultural heritage of Manchester, from hidden architectural gems to steam-powered revolutions. Ticket type: Adult Travelcard • Start your day at Deansgate to soak up the stunning neo-gothic architecture of John Ryland’s library, a real hidden gem. • Walk down to St Peter’s…

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Fresh Air and Fun

Join us for family day out soaking up the laid-back vibes of South Manchester, with lots of fun mixed in. Ticket Type: Family Travelcard • Catch the Altrincham tram to Sale and head to Sale Waterside Arts Centre. There you can take your pick from theatre, exhibitions or join in the family-friendly…

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Parks and Larks

Enjoy a mixture of open space, culture and entertainment with this fun-filled family-friendly itinerary from Metrolink. Ticket Type: Family Travelcard • Make your way to Victoria and take the Bury Line to Heaton Park, Manchester’s biggest park. Visit the farm, tour the 18 th century Hall or take a…

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Rainy Day Family Fun

We never let rainy days spoil the fun in Manchester, so here’s a wet-weather itinerary that all the family will love. Ticket Type: Family Travelcard • Hop on the tram and head out to Bury Transport Museum. There’s lots of vintage vehicles to discover, from horse-drawn trams to speedy steam trains…

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Bake off and Chill Out

A great treat-filled weekend in Greater Manchester, perfect for sharing with friends with Metrolink. Ticket Type: Weekend Travelcard Saturday: • Take the Bury Line up to Whitefield to Slattery’s, home of Manchester’s famous award-winning patissier and chocolatier. Put your skills to the test on a…

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Art, History and Hidden Gems

Immerse yourself in the art, history and culture of Manchester, from medieval times to modern day with Metrolink. Ticket type: Weekend Travelcard Saturday: • Take the tram out to Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre and try your hand at one of the art workshops. • While there, visit the Fusilier…

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Unmissable things to do in Manchester this April

Unmissable things to do in Manchester this April from Exhibitions In the wake of nation-wide controversy, Manchester Art Gallery presents the first retrospective of work by British artist Sonia Boyce (until 22 July, free), looking back over her celebrated 30 year-long-career…

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Review | Frankenstein at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Article Credit: @MoRay_13 Armed with nothing but your imagination under the cloak of darkness, you are instantly propelled into this spectacular adaptation of the darkly inquisitive and humorous world that resides in Mary Shelley’s timeless gothic tale, ‘FRANKENSTEIN’* by April De Angelis which is…

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