Manchester Travel Guide & Top Attractions

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The Basics Of Manchester


So you are planning to visit Manchester, there is a wide variety of things to see and do no matter who you are travelling with. We don't plan to suggest which sights and attractions you visit while in Manchester but rather just provide guidance and offer advice on what is there. Comparable with other cities, there are great and not so great places to visit and if this visit is your first to Manchester or if you are a seasoned visitor, there is always something new to see or do. It is often an idea to have a rough plan of places you wish to visit, and Manchester has a number of really interesting experiences that you will remember for a long time.

Manchester Top Ten Attractions

During your time in Manchester there are quite a few places of interest that should make up part of your trip. The highly regarded Greater Manchester area of The UK has attractions that you may know and others which aren't that familiar to people from outside the area of Manchester we have assembled a List of Ten to be of help to you:

1. John Rylands Library
2. Imperial War Museum North
3. Museum of Science & Industry
4. The Manchester Museum
5. The Lowry
6. Manchester Cathedral
7. Gay Village
8. Greater Manchester Police Museum
9. Victoria Baths
10. People's History Museum

This collection are just to get you going if you have a good local book or guide you can seek out a bit more and if there is enough time in Manchester. You will discover other enjoyable locations and attractions about the Manchester vicinity of The UK.

Map Of Manchester

Getting Around The City

Manchester is a pretty simple place to get around, when you have grasped the layout of the place and understand the layout with the help of some local landmarks you will be able to get round with ease. You can cover a lot of the city as a pedestrian but ensure not to venture into unknown territory at night. If you wish to traverse greater distances across Manchester there are a few more options. Manchester a tram system called Metrolink, it has a number of lines that radiate from the city centre to the suburbs. There is a good network of buses that passes can be bought to include multiple trips. Collect a Rental Car At Manchester Airport, there is also the alternative to use Manchester Taxis, where the driver can offer up local knowledge. What ever method you use to explore Manchester ensure you see as much of it as you can.

Metrolink Map

manchester metrolink map

Accommodation In Manchester

If you wish to stay in Manchester for a period longer than one day you will be looking for a place to sleep. Manchester offers a broad range of facilities to sleep these include hotels varying from the higher end of the star range to more modest hotels, B&Bs and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure the hotel you decide to select has facilities to suit you and is OK for your needs as the roads in Manchester may result in problems at certain times. If you are seeking out more luxury accommodation there is a selection of top chain and independent hotels. Manchester also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of hostels and guest houses in the city which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Manchester ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.

Recommended Hotels

1. Velvet
2. Didsbury House
3. Premier Inn Manchester City (Piccadilly)
4. Great John Street Hotel
5. Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

Dining Out

There are many different places to eat in Manchester, the place you dine at will reflect your tastes and budget. There are quite a lot of dining venues that offer British meals and don't break the bank. If you are on the look out for a fine dining restaurant there are a wide number of these, but you will need to make a reservation and ensure that your follow the dress code if there is one. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names such as Burger King, McDonalds etc, but if you are seeking something real you should ask a local and see where they suggest. A key aspect of visiting a new city to try new things, this includes it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Manchester. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. You should check local newspapers for offers and remember to try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat

1. the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester
2. The Grill on New York Street
3. Chaophraya - Manchester
4. Sam's Chop House
5. Gusto

Manchester Facts And Statistics

If you are getting to grips with a new city like Manchester it is good practice to have some inside knowledge. Here are a number of facts that could be of help to you.

Continent: Europe
Country: UK
Region: Greater Manchester
International Dialing Code: 44
Manchester Coordinates: 53.4667° N, 2.2333° W
Altitude: 138 feet / 42 metres
Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language: English
Manchester Time Zone: GMT + 0
City Population: 502,900
Metro Population: 2,682,500
Temperature High In 20.3°C / 68.5°F
Temperature Low In 1.7°C / 35.1°F

Keeping Safe

Just like other cities Manchester has it's pros and cons, it is important to keep your wits about you and you will be fine and undertake a great trip to this fantastic British area. Take a good guide book and know where you are going, try not to make it obvious you are a visitor to the city by flaunting expensive devices around and try not to carry more cash than you need on your person. Stick to areas you know after dark and if you do get lost, stay calm and visit a shop to consult your guide book or map. You might be enjoying yourself, but still be alert. Stay street wise and you will have a great trip to Manchester. On the whole The UK is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. Some basic groundwork pays dividends and if you know a city better, you will have a much better time there.

Sports Teams

Manchester is a city that really enjoys it's sport there are a number of professional sports teams within Manchester that if you get the chance are certainly worthy of a visit at some truly great sporting venues.

manchester united

Football - English Premier League Manchester City Etihad Stadium
Football - English Premier League Manchester United Old Trafford

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