Manchester

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Manchester Travel Information

The capital of the north, Manchester is an exciting and vibrant city. Regarded by many as the world’s first industrial city, Manchester is one of England’s leading cities, and has been the subject of much development and regeneration over recent years. Full of cutting-edge architecture, as well as fine examples of more traditional buildings, Manchester is without a doubt an exciting place to visit.

Having left its reputation for being industrial and grimy, Manchester is now a fantastic centre for the arts, boasting great bars and offering a warm welcome to all who visit. For art galleries, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Visit the Manchester Art Gallery, home to one of the country’s finest art collections. With a varied exhibition programme and a fine permanent collection, the Manchester Art Gallery offers a range of talks, tours and activities for both adults and children. For more art head for The Lowry. Here you’ll find an exciting programme of exhibitions, featuring works by LS Lowry and other artists. In a lovely waterside setting, The Lowry is also home to a restaurant, cafes and gift shops, and perhaps most excitingly, two theatres. The theatres offer a variety of performances including ballet, opera, drama, comedy, musicals and family entertainment.

Manchester is of course world known for its football. Manchester United has a museum and stadium tours are available (on non-match days). Relive the drama and discover the history behind is huge football club.

You’ll find a vast array of accommodation in Manchester, from exclusive 5-star hotels to bed and breakfast accommodation. Add to this the excellent restaurants, world-class theatre, major sporting events, festivals and a multitude of modern shops, and Manchester is a destination to rival any city in the world.