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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.

11 of Greater Manchester's favourite walking trails

Bordering the beautiful landscapers of the Peak District, Pennine Moors and reservoirs, Greater Manchester offers a plethora of beautifully scenic walking trails for all types of hikers to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for grassy peaks, water-side walks or historic hillsides – Manchester has it on…

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An Independent Guide to Stockport

Stockport has become the new hotspot amongst locals and new visitors alike, both travelling near and far to visit this town located 8-minutes from Manchester. The town offers an array of hidden treasures from bustling modern shopping areas to quaint cobbled streets, as well as heritage attractions…

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Family-Friendly Summer Theatre Shows in Manchester

While the summer is usually best celebrated outside, Manchester’s unpredictable weather means sometimes you need an exciting indoor activity to keep the kids busy while they’re on summer holidays. What better way to get them engaged than at one of Greater Manchester’s many theatre shows running…

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Free things to do in Greater Manchester

Unlock the best of Manchester without breaking the bank with this guide of free things to do. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, discover a wealth of no-cost experiences that showcase the city's vibrant culture. Immerse yourself in the city's charm and uncover the abundance of cost-free delights…

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Famous Bands from Greater Manchester

Manchester is home to some of the biggest artists, past and present, that the world has ever seen. With the city’s rich musical heritage and gig culture, the Greater Manchester region has seen the birth of musicians like the Bee Gees, Oasis, and Aitch. This is just a handful of the vibrant, talented…

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Alternative LGBTQ+ Manchester

Manchester’s Gay Village, annual Pride Festival and strong LGBTQ+ community have long been celebrated as a core part of the history, identity and culture of the city – and rightly so. Canal Street was the setting for groundbreaking, hit TV series Queer as Folk in the late 1990s, and the canal-side…

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Manchester’s LGBTQ+ History on Screen

Greater Manchester is often used as a filming location, so we’re getting very used to seeing the stunning cityscapes, charming period towns and spectacular countryside on our tv screens. Whether it’s the bright lights of Manchester City Centre, Stockport’s Market Hall or Bolton’s historic quarter…

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