Discover Greater Manchester’s historic canals, the world’s first railway station and picturesque countryside on a city break.
Start your tour with a leisurely morning stroll through Castlefield’s snaking maze of historic canals, each lined with refurbished 19th century mills and warehouses, finishing at the Museum of Science and Industry. Built on the site of the world’s first railway station it’s sure to open your eyes to England’s rich industrial heritage. The perfect place to stay is The Midland Hotel which is located in the city centre and is famous for being where Rolls met Royce.
Round off your day by heading north from Manchester to Bury where you can hop on the East Lancashire Railway, once the beating heart of industry in the Irwell Valley which linked thriving local mill towns to Manchester and Liverpool. The beautifully restored steam train winds through the picturesque Lancashire countryside stopping at quaint villages along the way, perfect for indulging in a local ale or ice cream.
Explore the world's largest football collection, learn about the history and culture of England's national sport and take part in other footy-related indoor activities at Manchester's National Football Museum.