Manchester

It's very likely that the first thing that springs to mind at the mention of Manchester is football. However, this vibrant British city, once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, offers much more than just sporting pleasures. Manchester is now a popular modern metropolis with impressive modern high-rises and important historic buildings, a flourishing art and cultural scene, countless bars with live music and friendly locals.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 8°C
  • Night 4°C
  • Rain 14

It's very likely that the first thing that springs to mind at the mention of Manchester is football. However, this vibrant British city, once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, offers much more than just sporting pleasures. Manchester is now a popular modern metropolis with impressive modern high-rises and important historic buildings, a flourishing art and cultural scene, countless bars with live music and friendly locals.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 8°C
  • Night 4°C
  • Rain 14

Cheap flights

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Britain's First Modern City

The city’s main attractions include the John Rylands Library, which houses one of England's most extensive book collections, the beautiful Gothic Manchester Cathedral and the city’s symbol – the town hall. Manchester boasts a number of museums that will wow both history and art lovers as well as sports enthusiasts – the National Football Museum moved to Manchester from Preston in 2012. Speaking of football, there's one thing that needs to be mentioned: the Old Trafford football stadium, home of the world-famous Manchester United football club and the largest football stadium in the UK! While in Manchester, you have a perfect opportunity to see a football match and celebrate the win in company of locals in one of the many bars, or enjoy some live music, which the city is famous for; in fact, Manchester is home to some world-famous bands.

It takes just a short tram ride to get from the city centre to the Salford Quays area with impressive modern architecture on both sides of the canal. The Lowry arts and entertainment centre is a stunning modern building that is well worth a visit and makes for a nice view with its fascinating reflection in the water. Manchester, however, is also a great destination for fashion buffs, who will have a hard time resisting the infectious shopping fever as the city boasts both top fashion boutiques and young local designers. The Exchange Square is the largest shopping mall in the city and features some of the largest department stores in the UK.

The vibrant and hospitable Manchester will wow you on your first visit and have more surprises in store for you every time you come back. 

Many of Manchester’s attractions are appealing to children. One of the things they might like is the Science and Industry Museum. But there are many other things to do. The Chill Factore is the place to go if you are in the mood for some indoor skiing, snowboarding and other fun wintertime activities regardless of the time of year. And for another great experience, head to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, where children's imagination will definitely run wild.

Sights in Manchester

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Manchester Cathedral

This impressive Gothic cathedral was built in the Middle Ages.

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The Lowry

An arts and entertainment centre housed in a stunning modern building, mirrored in the water.

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John Rylands Library

A library housing one of the most extensive book collections in England.

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Church of St. Anne

Alongside Manchester Cathedral, this is one of the two still preserved buildings of old Manchester.

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Town Hall

Built in 1887, it remains a proud symbol of the city.

Airports

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Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the UK. The airport is located south of Manchester and is easily accessible via the M56 and M60 motorways. Central Manchester can be reached by train, tram and taxi. A taxi ride to the city centre takes about 25 minutes.

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