Known as ‘The Capital of the North’, Manchester is a city thriving with culture.

  • Culture

    • Manchester’s museums enjoy a reputation as some of the finest in the UK. From modern art to historic classics, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.

    • Fresh from a £35m makeover, Manchester Art Gallery is well worth a visit. Collections span more than six centuries of artwork, but the museum is best known for its 19th century British paintings.

    • Nearby The Lowry offers you work by local artists, a theatre showcasing West End musicals and comedy shows, and the work of one of the nation’s favourite artists, LS Lowry. All offer family fun throughout the venues.

    • Granada Studios is home to many of the UK’s most popular shows, such as Coronation Street. This family-friendly tour takes you down The Street’s famous cobbles, and the sets of many other world-famous ITV shows. Explore at your leisure, or take one of the entertaining guided tours.

  • City

    • Football fans around the world know the name Manchester United, and their famous football ground, Old Trafford, is a must-visit for anyone who loves the sport. A tour of the historic grounds lets you really soak in the atmosphere, as well as seeing many rare and unique artifacts from English football's long history - and you might even meet the players!

    • A short stroll across the city centre lies the world-famous Chinatown area, where you can absorb the finest in eastern culture as you take in the regular festivals, fantastic foods and great oriental art.

    • Round off your day with a visit to Manchester Art Gallery; where you can explore over 25,000 works of art spanning millenia of British and international culture.

  • Dining & Shopping

    • For shopping, visit Market Street – a pedestrian zone bustling with shoppers and street traders and entertainers.

    • There's also the legendary Arndale Centre, a shopping centre located in the heart of Manchester City Centre. With over 200 shops, cafes and bars. The Centre is home to many high street names, alongside a host of unique independent stores.

    • For a great dining experience, visit Cask Bar. Located in the heart of Castlefield, opposite the Science & Industry Museum on Liverpool Road.

    • For a more family-friendly dining experience, visit one of the many town centre cafes, serving everything from local delicacies to international cuisine.

  • Did you know?

    • The English Football League was created in Manchester; at a meeting between football execs at the Royal Hotel on 17 April 1888.

    • The world’s first stored-program computer was built and ran its first program at University of Manchester on 21st June 1948.

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