Things To Do in Manchester

Whether you’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, there are plenty of things to do in Manchester.

Be absorbed by the beautiful attractions such as the gothic architecture at John Rylands Library and Manchester Cathedral; take in fine art at Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth; discover history, old and new, at Manchester Museum and the Imperial War Museum North; see contemporary arts redefined at HOME; or even learn to ski at Chill Factore.

Of course, Manchester is synonymous with football; it’s written in our DNA. So make some time to make a tour of the grounds of Manchester United and Manchester City, and discover the social history of the beautiful game at the National Football Museum. You can guarantee a ticket to any Manchester United home game with a Matchday VIP Experience.

For those who enjoy getting active, a short journey from the city centre provides access to beautiful walks within Greater Manchester, such as Hollingworth LakeHeaton ParkSale Water Park and Haigh Hall.

And if you need to keep the kids entertained, there are plenty of things to do in Manchester. The Science and Industry MuseumPlay Factore and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre are great fun for all the family.

Manchester is renowned for its entertainment, with a plethora of cinemas, theatre and legendary clubs for great night-time amusement. There are many opportunities to go sightseeing in Greater Manchester, with a number of walking toursbus and taxi tours such as the Sightseeing Manchester Bus Tour.

As the Gateway to the North, its easy to expand your Manchester visit even further with a trip to the beautiful countryside, including the Lake District and the Peak District, and cosmopolitan cities such as Chester, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and York.

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