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Famous for its music connections, The Hollies, The Bee Gees, New Order, Oasis, Simply Red, Badly Drawn Boy and many more, Manchester’s popular music scene won’t leave anyone disappointed. One of the City’s biggest music event is ’In The City,’ a five-day expo that attracts over 500 unsigned acts. In The City helped launch both Radiohead and Coldplay.

There may be bitter rivalry, but love for the game unite Manchester’s football fans. There is Manchester City, Manchester United, as well as Bolton and Wigan. All teams provide the region with the highest quality football entertainment. Take a tour to The Etihad Stadium and The Old Trafford, or get hold of a ticket and watch one of the games live - you won’t regret it. The excitement is exhilarating, both in the stadium as well as the whole city.


If you have succeeded in getting hold of one of the 74,000 tickets to see Manchester United at Old Trafford, you are guaranteed good entertainment, irrespective of the team that you support. Another alternative is to see Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium, formerly known as The City of Manchester Stadium, and the new national football museum located in the city centre.

AddressThe Etihad Stadium or Old Trafford


Manchester’s Chinese district is one of the largest in Europe. Top-class Chinese restaurants nestle side by side with real third-rate eating establishments. You will also find Korean, Thai and Indonesian shops and restaurants here.


National Football Museum

Manchester being a football city is of course also home to the world´s biggest football museum. Over six floors, drama, history, skill, style and passion is shown, all in the name of the game.

AddressUrbis Building, Cathedral Gardens Manchester M4 3BG
Phone+44 161 605 8200
Opening hoursMonday – Saturday 10.00-17.00; Sunday 11.00-17.00

Whitworth Art Gallery

This gallery, located in connection with Manchester University campus, shows a big array of historic and modern art. It hosts temporary exhibitions at regular intervals and keeps the permanent collection alive.

AddressOxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Phone+44 161 275 7450
Opening hoursMon to Sat 10.00-17.00 Sun 12.00-16.00

Flecky Bennett's Manchester Ghost Walk

Spice up your city walk and go for a ghost walk. Actors will test your nerves during a 75 minutes promenade in the dark alleys of Manchester.

AddressPiccadilly Plaza Portland Street Manchester M1 4BT
Phone+44 778 775 7642


The area of Castlefield is a historic attraction you shouldn't miss. This is the Roman and industrial heart of the city. There are plenty to see and do here. Visit Castlefield Conservation Area and Roman fort, The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and The Castlefield Gallery. You also find lots of restaurants and bars.


Canal Cruise

A different way to see Manchester is from the water. Cruise along the Manchester Canals and see the most important sights of the city while eating your dinner or sipping a drink.

Heaton Park

For a day outside the council owned Heaton Park is a great option. Here you find plenty of family activities such as an animal centre, tram museum, bowling greens, golf course, boating lake, and horse riding. If you haven't brought your picnic basket there are cafés to solve that problem.

AddressHeaton Park

The Lowry

The Lowry is a large cultural centre named after a famous Manchester artist, L. S. Lowry. This architecturally interesting building is in Manchester’s Dockland and houses everything from art galleries to bars.

AddressPier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester M50 3AZ
Phone+44 870 208 6000

People’s History Museum

If you want to gain an insight into how Manchester’s population lived and worked during the Industrial Revolution, you should visit the People’s History Museum.

AddressLeft Bank Spinningfields Manchester M3 3ER
Phone+44 161 838 9190

Manchester City Galleries

The Manchester Art Gallery and The Gallery of Costumes are home to the city’s biggest art collection. With over 25,000 objects of fine art, decorative art and costumes, the collection is ever-growing.

AddressMosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
Phone+44 161 235 8888

Manchester Opera House

The Manchester Opera House features a wide range of theatre and musical shows. Tickets can be bought through the website.

Address3 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP
Phone+44 844 871 3018

Manchester Museum

The collections number almost 6 million specimen and objects. The museum is also home to one of the largest and most important collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the United Kingdom. It has a Botany collection, live animals at the Vivarium and an Archaeology collection.

AddressThe University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Phone+44 161 275 2648

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum North is about people and how their lives have been, and still are, shaped by war and conflict. The building is by international architect Daniel Libeskind, and is a symbol of our world torn apart by conflict.

AddressThe Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ
Phone+44 161 836 4000
Opening hoursOpen daily 10.00 - 17.00

Lake District National Park

The great outdoors is just around the corner, and The Lake District National Park in Cumbria is England’s largest national park. The Lake District offers some of the best scenery and outdoor pursuits in one of England’s few mountainous regions. With more than 3,500 kilometres of walking and hiking routes through the lakes, there’s a trail to suit everyone. For the daredevils there is hang gliding, paragliding, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, rock scrambling, abseiling, hot-air ballooning, paintballing and much more.

AddressLake District National Park, Cumbria