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Things to See and Do in Manchester

Culture, nightlife, history, and good fun in Greater Manchester

  1. East Lancashire Railway train travelling over countryside bridge
    A twelve mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery with well-equipped stations boasting cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.
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  2. Castlefield Gallery in Manchester
    Established by artists in 1984, Castlefield Gallery is Manchester’s first public contemporary visual art gallery dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual art and artists.
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  3. People in an exhibition in the National Football Museum
    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. Trafford Water Sports Centre
    Trafford Water Sports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, offers a wide range of water sports taster activities where you can try paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing or sailing.
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  5. The Science and Industry Museum building
    Home to the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, and the world’s first railway warehouse. Encounter amazing objects and find out about ideas that were born in Manchester and changed the world forever.
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  6. RHS Garden Bridgewater entrance, cafe and shop
    Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.
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  7. Child playing minigolf at Treetop Adventure Golf
    Swing by for an epic mini golf adventure with two indoor, 18-hole courses, plus cracking coffee, tropical cocktails and tasty jungle grub.
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  1. Add Sightseeing Manchester to your Itinerary

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    Sightseeing Manchester

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    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.

  2. Add Palace Theatre to your Itinerary

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    Palace Theatre

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    A popular calling point for touring productions and concerts, including big-name West End musicals

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  3. Add HOME to your Itinerary

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    HOME

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    A purpose-built centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books.

  4. Manchester Sightseeing Tours

    Are you wondering what to do in Manchester? Whether you’re planning to visit Manchester or you’re already here and looking for things to do, GreatDays offer a great choice of activities that are sure to give you a truly memorable experience.

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  5. Add The University of Manchester to your Itinerary

    The University of Manchester

    The University of Manchester holds a special place in history. Its origins as England’s first civic university are closely linked to Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city.

  6. Add Matchday VIP Experiences at Manchester United Football Club to your Itinerary

    Matchday VIP Experiences at Manchester United Football Club

    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.

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  7. Add Manchester Opera House to your Itinerary

    Manchester Opera House

    A popular calling point for touring productions and concerts, including big-name West End musicals.

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  8. Add Spinningfields to your Itinerary

    Spinningfields

    One of the city’s most vibrant destinations, Spinningfields is a thriving hub for work, rest and play.

  9. Add The Stoller Hall to your Itinerary

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    The Stoller Hall

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    The Stoller Hall puts you closer to the music, with a uniquely personal live music experiences that you won't forget.   

    Based in the heart of Manchester, our concert Hall offers a world-class acoustic experience and our adventurous programme…

  10. Add Sea Life Manchester to your Itinerary

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    Sea Life Manchester

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    At SEA LIFE Manchester, get up close to thousands of creatures including majestic sharks, enchanting jellyfish plus Ernie & Cammy – the magnificent green sea turtles! Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths through the themed…

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  11. Add RHS Garden Bridgewater to your Itinerary

    RHS Garden Bridgewater

    Reviving the gardens of the historic 156 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.

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  12. Add Emirates Old Trafford to your Itinerary

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    Emirates Old Trafford

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    Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire Cricket Club is a world- class sporting venue. With over 150 years of history the Club is one of the most sought after venues for international cricket and has witnessed some of the sport’s most iconic…

  13. Add Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour to your Itinerary

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    Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour

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    The Manchester City Stadium Tour is the most immersive tour experience in Premier League football. Using the latest technology, dreams come true as you and your loved ones sit and interact with Pep Guardiola in the press room.

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  14. Add I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge to your Itinerary

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    I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge

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    An epic adventure awaits as TV favourite, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, brings the ultimate jungle encounter to Manchester with the £multi-million I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge.

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  15. Add Corn Exchange Manchester to your Itinerary

    Corn Exchange Manchester

    Showcasing all its original Edwardian beauty with a modern twist, The Corn Exchange is home to a mouthwatering mix of new restaurants in Manchester that offer a fusion of flavours from around the globe.

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  16. Add Great Northern Warehouse to your Itinerary

    Great Northern Warehouse

    Manchester's exciting leisure and shopping experience including a 16 screen cinema.

  17. Add The Printworks to your Itinerary

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    The Printworks

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    The Printworks is a buzzing, entertainment complex located in the heart of Manchester.

  18. Add Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

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    Chester Zoo

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    Chester Zoo is home to over 21,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning gardens and is the nearest large zoo to Manchester. With over 500 different animal species in their 125 acres, visitors are sure to have an adventure…

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  19. Add AO Arena to your Itinerary

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    AO Arena

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    Europe's largest and most impressive indoor concert venue.

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