Welcome to Manchester

Welcome to Manchester

The original modern city

  1. Free things to do in Manchester
    Discover some of the best free attractions across Greater Manchester, perfect for families, adults or just for a fun day out without the cost.
  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 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. Jodrell Bank
    Where Manchester listens to the universe
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  3. ITV have opened their outdoor Coronation Street sets at MediaCityUK to the public, including the world-famous cobbled street. The experience lasts around 80 minutes taking in Coronation Street, Rosamund Street and the newly extended Victoria Street, with plenty of opportunities for photos. Visitors will walk in the footsteps of the famous residents, discover filming secrets and hear stories of their favourite characters.
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  4. Go behind the scenes at Old Trafford.
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  5. What's on in Manchester
    Manchester is bursting with events. From live music & sports to art & theatre
  6. 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
  7. 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
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  8. Where to Stay in Manchester
    Search for luxury and cheap hotels, B&Bs and hostels across Manchester
  9. The Lowry Hotel is a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell.
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  10. The Principal Hotel Manchester
    A Grade II building recently added 18 new contemporary bedrooms taking the hotel up to 275 bedrooms.
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  11. Shopping in Manchester
    Shopping in Manchester is well worth more than one day's attention
  12. The UK's largest city-centre shopping centre with over 240 retailers.
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  13. intu Trafford Centre
    Manchester's shopping and entertainment complex.
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  14. Cheshire Oaks was the first and remains the UK’s largest Designer Outlet. With a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising of more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks isn’t merely the UK’s largest Designer Outlet.
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  15. Food and Drink in Manchester
    Manchester has a great reputation for food & drink and sourcing local produce
  16. Arts and Culture in Manchester
    From exhibitions to plays to art-house cinema, Manchester is a world leader in art and culture
  17. Theatre in Manchester
    Watch your favourite play in one of Manchester's stunning theatres.
  18. 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.
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  19. Join the eccentric Doctor, his human companions and his exotic menagerie of animal friends on an extraordinary adventure.
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  20.  Matilda the Musical
    Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring production of Matilda The Musical will play at the Palace Theatre from Monday 18th September - Friday 24 November 2018.
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  21. 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.
  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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.
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