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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.

The solo travellers guide to Manchester

Solo travel – the best way to see a place at your own pace, explore your own interests, and meet new people. Manchester has plenty to keep solo travellers entertained, with its huge range of things to do, places to eat and incredible places to stay. With its never-ending events calendar, solo…

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Famous Film and TV Locations Walking Tour

Why not consider doing a walking tour to visit several locations that have appeared in some of the world’s favourite films and TV shows? You’ll see where Manchester has been transformed into 1940s Brooklyn, Victorian London, Houses of Parliament, student hang outs and more. Whether you’re into comic…

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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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Walking Routes in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is fit to burst with walking routes and trails, so we've put together a round-up of some of the best, with easy-to-use downloadable trail maps. Whether it's an easy family walk, a strenuous 5k or a picturesque dog walk you're looking for, these walks near Manchester mean you have…

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