Places to visit in The Cotswolds

Museums that transport you back to the Domesday Book, yellow-stone Cotswold villages straight from a chocolate box and manors perched on rolling, emerald hills. If you like the great outdoors, you'll love The Cotswolds, a region that spans central England and the south west. If you’re looking for things to do in the Cotswolds – well, there’s plenty. Potter around Broadway or Bilbury, spot buzzards sweeping across the hilltops, raid farmers markets for local culinary delights like single Gloucester cheese or treat the kids to a day out at Cotswold farm park. After trekking escarpments, you can even swap hiking boots for top hat and tails at race days in elegant regency Cheltenham. Top that off with a stay at a choice of cosy Cotswolds cottages and hotels, and you’ve got a staycation to remember.

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Treat your loved one to a romantic weekend in Manchester

Enjoy sweeping views of the city skyline, indulge in fine food and stay in luxurious settings on a romantic weekend break in Manchester.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Learn the art of chocolate making at Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier

Chocolate lovers should make a beeline for the leafy north Manchester suburb of Whitefield, where they’ll find John Slattery’s Patisser and Chocolatier.

Location: Whitefield, Greater Manchester

 

Enjoy a festive day out to one of Europe's biggest Christmas markets

Wrap up warm and head down to the Manchester Christmas markets this winter to experience a festive array of sights, smells and sounds.

Location: Manchester

 

Rainy Day Activities: Get hands on at the National Football Museum

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.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Indulge in a romantic city break in Manchester

Your romantic getaway is just round the corner; visit some of the city’s most sumptuous hot spots for great cuisine and spectacular skyline views.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Rainy Day Activities: Aim for a strike at All Star Lanes

Bowling, dining, cocktails and perhaps a touch of karaoke - a simple combination of indoor activities that guarantee a memorable boutique experience.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Discover Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter

The Northern Quarter offers a truly alternative experience with its array of unique independent retailers, retro boutiques, cafés and bars.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Celebrate Roald Dahl’s life and adventures at Tatton Park

Let imaginations run wild at Tatton Park this autumn on a magical journey exploring the lifeworks of one of Britain's most-loved children’s authors.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Explore England’s industrial past on a Manchester city break

Discover Greater Manchester’s historic canals, the world’s first railway station and picturesque countryside on a city break.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Go behind the scenes of Manchester’s Town Hall

Explore the spectacular staterooms and corridors of the Victorian gothic-style Manchester Town Hall.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Experience the UK's largest indoor ski slope at Chill Factore

With a huge range of indoor and outdoor attractions to visit, there’s loads in Manchester this winter for those looking for activity and adventure.

Location: Manchester

 

Run wild at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester

The centre is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild at every turn.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Sip cocktails and soak up panoramic views of Manchester at Cloud 23

If you’ve got a head for heights and a taste for good cocktails, go to Manchester’s highest bar with a view.

Location: Deansgate, Manchester

 

Ride a steam train on the East Lancashire Railway

This beautifully restored heritage railway puffs through stunning countryside, quaint villages and historic towns.

Location: Bury, Greater Manchester

 

Rainy Day Activities: Visit Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum

Find out how Manchester’s famous inventions helped shape the modern world, from the world’s first steam-powered mill to the splitting of the atom, at this fantastic indoor attraction.

Location: Manchester

 

Discover Manchester's historic gems

Popular attractions include medieval libraries, fascinating museums and ancient sites across the city.

Location: Manchester

 

Uncover the secrets of HiDDEN Manchester

Unlock a wealth of history and culture with HiDDEN, a collection of eight ‘hidden gem’ attractions dotted in and around Manchester’s city centre.

Location: Manchester and Salford

 

Get the inside story on Manchester’s music scene

See the sights of the city that inspired Manchester’s legendary music scene and made it the envy of the world, with Manchester Music Tours.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Go behind the scenes at MediaCityUK’s BBC Tour

Find out what goes on behind the BBC camera and have a go in front of it.

Location: Salford, Greater Manchester

 

Entertain the kids with a family fun day out to Salford Quays

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t always rain in Manchester. But when it does, there are still plenty of things to see and do.

Location: Salford Quays, Salford

 

Explore Manchester’s canals on a city cruise

Choose from one of the city’s sightseeing cruises and get ready to discover Greater Manchester and its industrial history by boat.

Location: Manchester, Salford, Trafford and beyond

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