Manchester is one of the major cities in northwest England, filled with a rich industrial history. Whether you’re traveling from across the pond or are just planning a short day trip into town, there are plenty of fun sights to see and places to go in this busy city.
Manchester is always bustling with new things to see and do. Family friendly events include taking the kids to the Chester Zoo, or the Museum of Science and Industry. For a little more interactive fun, head over to Play Factore, a playground with everything from the world’s tallest slide to go-karts and zip wire. Sports fans are immediately drawn to the area to watch famous soccer teams Manchester City and Manchester United, or check out the National Football Museum (that’s soccer, for those from across the pond). Love the outdoors? Just outside the city center are beautiful parks like Haigh Hall and Hollingworth Lake, perfect places for you to take a nice walk or hike around the city. Manchester is also a big shopping destination, filled with both designer and independent shops, as well as a variety of different shopping centers for you to buy whatever you want and need. When it’s time to eat, be sure to stop by places like El Gato Negro Tapas, or Manchester House Restaurant and Lounge.
There are some really great places to visit from Manchester. For a nice relaxing day away from the city, head out to Buxton, where you can check out St. Ann’s Well, where spring water flows into the city. If the beach is more your thing, head out to Southport and spend the day soaking up the sun on the beach, or enjoying time with friends on a boat. Music and poetry fans might want to make the trip out to Hebden Bridge, where singer Ed Sheeran was born and poet Sylvia Path was buried. Love animals? Tatton Park, where you’ll find a 1000-acre deer park, as well as a woodland play trail for a fun adventure with the kids. Also nearby is Liverpool, another popular city in England home to fun museums, historic pubs, and Albert Dock, a complex of dock buildings home to The Beatles Story.
Whether you plan on staying in the city center, the outskirts of town, or are planning a day trip away from the city, we make it easy for you to find the perfect place to stay. If you want to be in the heart of shopping and great restaurants, we recommend choosing a rental near the northern quarter, close to places like TNQ, or S.W.A.G., a new pop-up store in the area. Sports fans might want to stay near the central retail district, in order to be close to the National Soccer Museum. For some fun outdoors and more of a nature vacation, we recommend choosing a rental further west of town, so you can walk to Peel Park, or hang out with the kids at David Lewis Sports Ground. Planning a day trip out of town? Choose one of the rentals available near the north of town, putting you close to the Victoria train station, thus making it easy for you to take a trip out of town. Regardless of where you decide to stay, you can compare rentals by price, reviews, ratings and more on Tripping. Book your Manchester rental today!
Transportation for Greater Manchester runs the public transportation throughout the entire city. For service to train stations, shopping districts, or business areas, the Metroshuttle Bus runs a free service that operates on a circular route. There is also a general bus service that runs throughout all of Manchester to get you from place to place. For day trips, the rail network runs through smaller towns around the area, including Bolton, Oldham, and Stockport. Planning a bigger trip away from the city? The Metrolink tram provides service throughout the entire United Kingdom. Manchester is also very bike friendly, and can also be pretty easily explored on foot.
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