Places to visit in 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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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

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

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

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

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

September events: Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

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

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Explore Greater Manchester’s scenic countryside on an Instagram tour

Manchester is a thriving metropolis well-known for its busy city scene, but there's a quieter side to the region with acres of beautiful countryside.

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

Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

See how Britain survived the Blitz as you negotiate this dark labyrinth of tunnels at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

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

Head down to The Quays for a day out on the docks

There's always something happening at The Quays, Greater Manchester's most exciting waterfront destination.

Location: Salford and Trafford, Greater Manchester

Enjoy a romantic winter break in Manchester

Experience everything Manchester has to offer this winter, with a charming romantic city break in the Northwest’s cultural hub.

Location: Manchester

Imperial War Museum North

Get an insight into the wars and conflicts that have shaped both England and the world at the Imperial War Museum North.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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

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

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

Enjoy beer and cycling at Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

There are hundreds of beers, ales and ciders to test out as you watch the cyclists whizz by at the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Set sail on a canal boat trip in the heart of Manchester

Whether you are looking for a short break or week-long trip, enjoy historic hands-on canal tours in Manchester.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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

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

Indulge in a tripple at Manchester’s Beer and Cider Festival

If beer and cider are your passion don’t miss this CAMRA-organised festival at Manchester the Velodrome between 25th - 27th January 2018.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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