Explore Greater Manchester

Explore Greater Manchester with our guide. Discover its diverse boroughs, cultural hubs, and scenic landscapes. Plan your visit to experience the unique charm of this dynamic region, offering a mix of urban excitement and tranquil escapes. Start your journey and explore the opportunities for adventure, culture, and relaxation in Greater Manchester.

Find out about Manchester's districts

Bolton is friendly town full of character in Greater Manchester, Ideally located close to the scenic West Pennine Moors on the edge of stunning countryside. From fascinating heritage to great entertainment and live sporting events you’re never far away from a world of choice in…

Just north of Manchester, the borough of Bury is a great combination of award winning attractions, excellent food and drink and excellent shopping opportunities.

Lying to the northeast of Manchester, the borough of Oldham is a great combination of spectacular and unrivalled countryside, quaint villages and market towns, award winning food and drink establishments, excellent shopping opportunities and heritage sites.

Rochdale is a borough in the north of Greater Manchester, comprising of Heywood, Middleton, Milnrow and Newhey, Littleborough, and Wardle. Running alongside the Pennines, Rochdale has some of the most beautiful countryside in the region, and is home to a number of well-known landmarks.

Ideally located where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell, Salford showcases the very best in heritage, arts, culture, sport, shopping, relaxation and stunning scenery. The city of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester made up of the towns of Salford…

Situated just 10-minutes south of Manchester city centre by train, Stockport is well worth a visit. Over the past couple of years, Stockport has seen a wealth of independent restaurants, bars, shops, art and more, with the old town gaining a reputation as ‘one of the coolest little corners of…

Tameside stretches eastward from Manchester to the fringes of the Peak District National Park. Its landscape encompasses urban centres, moorland and the spectacular vistas of Werneth Low.

Discover Trafford, a vibrant borough in Greater Manchester, through our comprehensive guide on Visit Manchester. Explore its rich cultural offerings, diverse shopping destinations, and picturesque parks. Uncover hidden gems, historic landmarks, and exciting events that make Trafford a must-visit…

Wigan Borough encompasses the two main towns of Wigan and Leigh, which are among a number of smaller towns and villages in the former Lancashire coalfield. With 70 per cent green space, the borough boasts a beautiful Greenheart stretching from Leigh through to Haigh Woodland Park and…

A unique waterfront location and home to the BBC and ITV, MediaCity and The Quays is home to the Lowry arts centre with the visually striking Imperial War Museum North opposite. 

Find out about Manchester's neighbourhoods

King Street

King Street has long established itself as the premium shopping destination in Manchester with…

Oxford Road

Discover the energy of Oxford Road in Manchester, a bustling thoroughfare lined with cultural…

The Village

Discover the vibrant heart of Manchester's LGBTQ+ community in the iconic Gay Village. Our guide…

Sportcity

"Experience the thrill of Sportcity, Manchester's premier sports and entertainment…

Chinatown

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and culinary delights of Manchester's Chinatown. Explore…

Civic Quarter

Discover the Civic Quarter of Manchester, a hub of civic institutions, government buildings, and…

What's happening in Greater Manchester

Top activities for Kids this May half term 2024

As the spring half term quickly approaches, Manchester is filled with an exciting array of kid-friendly events across it’s boroughs. From show-stopping theatre, to wandering through the local zoos, Manchester’s half term events promise the perfect blend of education and entertainment, ensuring a…

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Festival of Libraries returns for 2024

133 libraries taking part ~ free events programme ~ Wednesday 12 June to Sunday 16 June 2024 Manchester City of Literature is preparing to celebrate the joy of libraries with Greater Manchester and the world when the Festival of Libraries takes place from Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 June 2024.

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Rochdale Town Hall reopens to the public

More than 2,500 people joined in the celebrations as Rochdale Town Hall reopened its doors to the public for the first time in four years this weekend. Thousands of visitors from all different walks of life packed into the Grade I listed building, eager to see the results of The National Lottery…

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Top gaming arcades in Greater Manchester

Get your game-face on at one of Greater Manchester's arcades. From Pac-Man to Portal, you'll be able to play virtually anything. Arcade Club, Bury Enjoy two floors of classic arcade and pinball machines. Entry fees are just £17 for adults and £9 for children, and then everything inside is free to…

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