Destination: Manchester

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Centre of the Industrial revolution, now a vibrant and exciting city

Manchester

Manchester Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Manchester


Over the past 15 years Manchester has reinvented itself into a vibrant modern metropolis. It has become a shopper's paradise and the endless blend of old and new bars and clubs, plus the wide selection of restaurants make it an awesome night out. There is plenty here for the history lover, as Manchester clings on to its industrial history with museums and heritage abound. If you're a sports fan then this city can also keep you busy with many top teams in a vast array of sporting genres. A free bus can transport you easily around the city centre, while the city's tram system can take you to attractions a bit further out.

Manchester

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Region: North West England

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

More Information: www.visitmanchester.com

What's nearby? Peak District, Chester, Liverpool

What transport do you recommend? Manchester has a great tram system (Metro) and a free bus in the city centre.

Did you know? The Industrial revolution of the world began in Manchester!

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Manchester Cathedral

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Manchester Cathedral is not considered one of the great British Cathedrals and yet it boasts incredible architecture, breathtaking views and is well worthy of an hour of any visitors time.
Time to spend here: 30 minutes   More information

Old Trafford Stadium Tour and Museum (Manchester United)

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Go on a tour of the famous Old Trafford Stadium, home of Manchester United, one of the greatest football clubs in the world. Go behind the scenes and discover more about the history of the venue with this 80-minute tour, and browse around the museum and the shop at your own leisure.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Manchester City Stadium and Club Tour

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Go on a tour of the famous Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City FC, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes 70-minute guided tour of the club to learn more about the history of this iconic venue.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Manchester United Match Tickets

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We are able to include match day tickets and VIP match packages as part of a Great British Trip as long as dates and times can be worked into your itinerary. We will include match tickets as a separate cost and option as they can vary with multiple options available.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Manchester City Match Tickets

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We are able to include match day tickets and VIP match packages as part of a Great British Trip as long as dates and times can be worked into your itinerary. We will include match tickets as a separate cost and option as they can vary with multiple options available.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Museum of Science and Industry

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Manchester has a fantastic selection of museums, most of which are free. At the Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI) you will discover how innovation, science and industry shaped Manchester, from the Industrial Revolution which started here, to today and beyond.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

National Football Museum

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In March 2012 the Urbis Museum re-opened as the National Football Museum, a must for all fans of the beautiful game. The museum is housed in a beautiful modern building but houses artefacts and stories through the history of football to the modern game.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Manchester Art Gallery

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Manchester's Art Gallery sits proudly in the city centre opposite the central library. The Gallery is home to some great international artists as well as more local artists such as LS Lowry.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

John Rylands Library

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In Deansgate, one of the main shopping streets, the John Rylands Library is definitely worth a visit if only for the Victorian Gothic architecture, but also has a number of interesting literary displays including a piece of the original John's gospel from the Holy Bible.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

People's History Museum

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This fairly unknown fascinating museum tells the story of the social class struggles faced by local residents through the Industrial Revolution and beyond.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Manchester Museum

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Founded in 1821 and attached to one of Manchester's Universities, this is a wonderful free museum for all the family. With a 'bit of everything' from a T-Rex skeleton to Eqyptian Mummies, it is a popular and fascinating place to visit.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Imperial War Museum

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The iconicly designed Imperial War Museum situated by the Salford Quays focuses on how war affects people's lives. It has some unique free exhibits ranging from war planes to guns to a broken girder that once formed part of New York's Twin Towers.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Town Hall and Central Library

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The Town Hall on Albert Square together with the unusual circular Central Library - the largest in the country, make a good start for a walking tour.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Manchester Walking Tour

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A Walking Tour of the city centre is a great way to orientate yourself as well as learn about some of the city's vast industrial and cultural heritage.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Salford Quays

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Just a short tram ride away from Manchester city centre, you will find plenty of leisure and cultural activies at the Salford Quays, such as The Lowry Theatre and the Imparial Museum, or the Lowry Outlet Mall with a great variety of shops. You will also find the new home of the BBC, MediaCityUK. You can even take a tour and see the studios and understand more about how TV and Radio work.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Stockport plays home to Britain's largest World War 2 Air Civilian Air Raid Shelter network. Carved out of the limestone hills by the town centre, the shelters provide a fascinating insight into war time Britain that is un-paralleled across the country.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

SEA LIFE Manchester

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New for Manchester, the SEA LIFE Centre is based in the Trafford Centre complex and is a great rainy day activity for families interested in marine life and creatues, from sharks, seahorses, to rays and octopus.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Legoland Discovery Centre

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The Legoland Discovery Centre is great for kids. They can learn how lego is made and build their own constructions taking advice from the master builder. The centre has some interactive rides and shows as well as incredible lego contructions.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Dunham Massey Park

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Dunham Massey Park is a magnificent 300-acre deer park great for taking a relaxing stroll around. As well as being able to see the deer, you can visit the Georgian house and learn the story of the owners and the servants who lived here and visit Britain's largest winter garden.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Tatton Park

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Tatton Park is a great place to visit if the weather is fine. The park includes a Japanese garden, a 1,000-acre deer park, a working farm and a number of delightful small shops and restaurants. The Old Hall offers a glimpse into the Middle Ages.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Lyme Park

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Lyme Park is a magnificent estate on the edge of the Peak District. Its wild remoteness and beauty contrast with one of the most famous country-house images in England – the backdrop to where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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