Greater Manchester

From the world’s first industrial city to a multicultural urban paradise, a Manchester visit is rich in cultural highlights, with the Transport, People’s History and Science & Industry museums offering a great insight into the area’s history. A city steeped in sporting glory, take a tour around England’s National Football Museum or the world famous football stadium, Old Trafford. Food lovers will love the vast selection on offer, and no trip to Manchester would be complete without a trip to Rusholme’s curry mile, which features around 70 different Indian restaurants. On the cusp of the Cheshire countryside, start making your plans to visit Manchester and enjoy the fruits of the north-west’s premier city first-hand.

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Enjoy top acts and great grub at the Ramsbottom Festival

Enjoy top acts and great grub at the Ramsbottom Festival

Located just twelve miles from Manchester, Rammy Fest is the place to head for a festival with impressive headliners, local flavours and a relaxed atmosphere.

Location: Ramsbottom, Lancashire

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Celebrate Roald Dahl’s life and adventures at Tatton Park

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

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Escape the city for the night to Oddfellows on the Park

Escape the city for the night to Oddfellows on the Park

Head out of the city and escape into the arms of the brand new Oddfellows on the Park.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Build up your calf muscles at the National Cycling Centre

Build up your calf muscles at the National Cycling Centre

Race a world champion in the Velodrome or brush up on your BMX skills at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Enjoy bowling, dining & cocktails at All Star Lanes

Enjoy bowling, dining & cocktails at All Star Lanes

Bowling, dining, cocktails: a simple combination that guarantees a truly memorable boutique bowling experience.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Explore England’s industrial past on a Manchester city break

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

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Discover Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter

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

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Explore Manchester on a budget break this summer

Explore Manchester on a budget break this summer

See lots, do lots and spend very little in Manchester with a visit to the city’s many budget-friendly festivals and events this summer.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Ride a steam train on the East Lancashire Railway

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

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Soak up the creativity of the Northern Quarter

Soak up the creativity of the Northern Quarter

While away an afternoon in the Northern Quarter, Manchester's vibrant, urban heart, with its fantastic array of vintage shops, cafés and bars.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

This annual competition between Lancashire and Yorkshire, which dates back to the 1980s, sees black puddings hurled at a pile of Yorkshire puddings on a 20 foot high plinth.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Go behind the scenes of Manchester’s Town Hall

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

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See how the Chinese party as they usher in the New Year

See how the Chinese party as they usher in the New Year

Manchester’s Chinatown is transformed as lanterns, food stalls and a Dragon Parade take over the streets of the city.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Shop ‘til you drop in Manchester’s city centre

Shop ‘til you drop in Manchester’s city centre

With something to suit all tastes, Manchester has become a haven for those looking for a touch of retail therapy.

Location: Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester

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

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

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Explore Manchester's markets

Explore Manchester's markets

Manchester's varied markets are buzzing with independent traders and great bargains.

Location: Manchester

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Head to the UK's football capital

Head to the UK's football capital

Explore the National Football Museum and enjoy stadium tours around not one, but two of the world’s biggest clubs.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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

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

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Treat the family to a magical winter break

Treat the family to a magical winter break

Manchester really does have something for everyone to enjoy, with a huge range of family friendly activities and attractions.

Location: Manchester

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Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

This festival of indie, pop, electronic and alternative music is a travelling show, moving between three cities over three consecutive days.

Location: Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

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