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What to see in Manchester

Manchester Attractions


The city's facelift and subsequent urban revival have invigorated it, ensuring there are always plenty of things to see and do in Manchester. Manchester City and Manchester United are two of the biggest football clubs in England, and Old Trafford (home to Manchester United) has become a huge tourist destination. Apart from epic football matches, the city also plays host to countless events, concerts, festivals and parades, is home to world-class bars and restaurants, and has plenty of shops and markets. Manchester is also home to the United Kingdom's largest Chinatown, and a vibrant and friendly Gay Village, concentrated around Canal and Chorlton Streets. Chinatown, centred around George and Faulkner streets, provides a heady array of sights, sounds, and smells, as does the 'Curry Mile' concentration of sari shops, jewellery stores and Indian restaurants in Rusholme. For a truly modern experience, check out the slick Urbis shopping centre.

For those more interested in arts and culture, the new Lowry complex in Salford Quays boasts a fantastic selection of art galleries and theatres. There are many historical attractions in Manchester as well: Manchester Cathedral and the town hall are both examples of beautiful Gothic architecture, and the ruins at Castlefield date back to the medieval period.

For the best view of the whole city, take a spin on the Manchester Wheel, located in the Millennium Quarter.


Bridgewater Hall

Situated on an arm of the Bridgewater Canal, the world-class, £42-million concert venue of Bridgewater Hall holds…

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Chatsworth House

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is one of Europe's greatest private houses. It is set on…

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Museum of Science and Industry

It may not seem like everybody's cup of tea, but the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry is a truly fascinating…

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Old Trafford

Nicknamed the 'Theatre of Dreams', Old Trafford has since 1878 been home to Manchester United, England's premier football…

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Peak District

The Peak District was England's first national park. This beautiful region sits in the central and northern parts of…

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