Visiting Manchester

(Manchester, England)

Manchester is often compared to many of the world's leading cities and is similar in a number of ways. Known as the 'capital of the north', the city of Manchester is famed for its museums, historic architecture, plentiful fine dining and renowned nightlife along Canal Street, qualities that make Manchester a truly appealing location.

Tourist attractions in Manchester come in all descriptions, with something for everyone, ranging from theatres and cruises, to large parks and eye-catching landmarks. Much of Manchester has been renovated in recent years, transforming this city into a modern and cultural centre, whilst retaining its important character and heritage.

The demand for housing has risen in recent years, due to a number of prominent businesses relocating here from London. Manchester is also home to a large university and hosts many major conferences each year, which together affect the property market. Those new to the area often choose to rent a property in Manchester whilst they familiarise themselves with the city layout, as well as the local estate agents and what they have to offer. The recently redeveloped Salford docks provide an especially desirable place to live.

Visiting Manchester: Places to Visit

  • Tours of Manchester, including open-top bus tours with insightful commentary, guided walking tours and fun evening ghost walks
  • River and canal cruises, based around Manchester's Castlefield region and offering a scenic way to view a number of notable landmarks
  • Manchester Airport guided tour, offering visitors a behind the scenes look at how an international airport operates
  • Urbis, a striking building with acclaimed contemporary architecture, situated in central Manchester and featuring an elevated restaurant
  • Barton Swing Aqueduct, part of Manchester's extensive canal network, standing in the Trafford Park region of the city
  • Bridgewater Hall, a magnificent international venue regularly hosting large concerts, featuring acclaimed acoustics and a capacity of around 2,000 people
  • Boddingtons Brewery, standing in the heart of Manchester and offering regular tours, together with a popular pub area where this locally brewed ale is served
  • Concorde, one of the world's few remaining supersonic airliners, on display at the Aviation Viewing Park, which can be found at Manchester's nearby airport
  • East Lancashire Railway, home to a number of operating steam locomotives, on the outskirts of Manchester, in nearby Bury
  • Manchester Velodrome, an Olympic-size cycling stadium where many exciting races take place, attracting large crowds
  • Manchester Town Hall, featuring a Gothic-style facade, imposing clock tower and elaborately decorated interior, dating back to the 1870s
  • G-Mex Centre, hosting many enormous city events and concerts, part of the Manchester International Convention Centre complex
  • Wythenshawe Hall, a grand 16th-century building with large landscaped gardens and a parkland setting, standing in the city centre
  • Museum of Science and Industry, full over hands-on displays and science-related exhibits
  • Manchester Theatres, including Altrincham Garrick Theatre on Barrington Road, Contact Theatre on Oxford Road, Green Room along Whitworth Street West, Library Theatre at St. Peter's Square, Opera House on Quay Street, Palace Theatre along Oxford Street, Royal Exchange Theatre at St. Ann's Square and Tameside Hippodrome on Oldham Road

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