Welcome to Manchester

Welcome to Manchester

The original modern city

  1. 13 of the best parkruns in Greater Manchester
    Don’t know what parkrun is yet? Taking the world quite literally by storm, parkrun is a series of 5k runs held across the UK in areas of beautiful open spaces. With their increasing popularity, we’ve created a list of some of our favourite parkrun’s around the region.
  2. An intergalactic festival of music, science and the exploration of space.
    1. 18 Jul 201921 Jul 2019
  3. The Book of Mormon 2018. Photo credit Johan Persson
    The world wide hist musical comedy The Book of Mormon is coming to Manchester! Find out dates and book your tickets here.
    1. 6 Jun 201927 Jul 2019
  4. Sightseeing Manchester Tour Bus
    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.
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  5. Day Trips and Excursions from Manchester
    Find coach, rail and self-guided day trips and excursions from Manchester to Chester, The Lakes, York and more.
  6. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre

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  1. Things To See & Do in Manchester
    From events and attractions to museums and galleries, find things to do in Manchester
  2. Discover our History. Experience our Future.
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  3. 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. The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays
    A spectacular home to entertainment and the arts.
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  5. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  6. Manchester International Festival
    The Manchester International Festival is an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.
  7. There’s always something new at Chester Zoo. And this year they’ve celebrated the BIGGEST baby boom on record, so go and see the new arrivals for yourself this October half term!
    1. 19 Oct 201828 Oct 2018
  8. Stephenson's Rocket will return to Manchester for the first time in over 180 years. Designed by Robert Stephenson, Rocket's win proved once and for all that locomotives were better at pulling trains along the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. This technology was extended across the entire railway network, paving the way for the modern rail network This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see an iconic symbol return return to the site of the world's oldest surviving passenger railway
    1. 25 Sep 201828 Apr 2019
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  9. Where to Stay in Manchester
    Search for luxury and cheap hotels, B&Bs and hostels across Manchester
  10. The Lowry Hotel is a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell.
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  11. Opposite Piccadilly Train Station and host to the critically acclaimed City Café restaurant.
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  12. Shopping in Manchester
    Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day's attention
  13. The UK's largest city-centre shopping centre with over 240 retailers.
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  14. intu Trafford Centre
    Manchester's shopping and entertainment complex.
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  15. Harvey Nichols
    Boasting the crème de la crème of what’s hot in fashion, food and beauty.
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  16. Food and Drink in Manchester
    Manchester has a great reputation for food & drink and sourcing local produce
  17. Arts and Culture in Manchester
    From exhibitions to plays to art-house cinema, Manchester is a world leader in art and culture
  18. Theatre in Manchester
    Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
  19. The Book of Mormon 2018. Photo credit Johan Persson
    The world wide hist musical comedy The Book of Mormon is coming to Manchester! Find out dates and book your tickets here.
    1. 6 Jun 201927 Jul 2019
  20. Blood Brothers
    Written by Willy Russell, the legendary 'Blood Brothers' tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
    1. 9 Apr 201913 Apr 2019
  21. After nearly ten years since the last UK tour sold out within days, Cameron Mackintosh has announced that his acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical LES MISÉRABLES
    1. 19 Feb 201930 Mar 2019
  22. Day Trips and Excursions from Manchester
    Find coach, rail and self-guided day trips and excursions from Manchester to Chester, The Lakes, York and more.
  23. Enjoy a day trip to Chester, one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars and quirky lanes to discover.
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  24. Enjoy a trip to Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. There are 30 spectacular rooms to explore in the main house, and a 105-acre garden famous for its water features, sculptures and maze.
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  25. This tour gives you a day in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District National Park, from Manchester. It’s an ideal way to see the villages, historic locations and scenery associated with this stunning National Park.
    1. 6 May 201831 Dec 2018
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