City Guide Manchester, England

Visiting Manchester

Often referred to as the North of England's capital, Manchester is one of the country's most visited cities. And it's not hard to see why. Not only does Manchester boast an incredibly rich musical history and a thriving music scene, it's also one of the top UK cities in terms of shopping. You're never far from the nearest mall or shop-lined street. Sports fanatics will be in their element too, as this city is home to the wildly popular Manchester United soccer club.

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Manchester Pocket Guide

Manchester Pocket Guide

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Manchester City Reviews

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    Great city but it's my home city really and I think its best see for yourself...drab looking but literally lots to do!

    Insider Tip:Ask people like me about places to go! i.e locals! as their not easy to find!

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    A Busy City with Friendly Pockets

    Manchester is a city-- there's no way around that! There are some areas that are safer than others, and I wouldn't recommend walking around alone at night if you're a female. Still, during the day, there are great places to explore and plenty of unique shops and restaurants to enjoy!

    Insider Tip:If you like alternative fashion and music, head to the Northern Quarter! Affleck's is a super cool spot that provides a unique shopping experience. Also be sure to eat at Home Sweet Home-- delicious breakfast with an adorable atmosphere and friendly staff!

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    We did not see much of Manchester but the city centre transportation was great, however it was dire on a night for Parklife.

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    Great place!

    Definitely must visit old trafford stadium and the place was really nice. I enjoyed my visit to Manchester!

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    It will rain

    Manchester is always going to rain so be ready for it. Some really fantastic buildings and a history too often overlooked. indoor ski centre and indoor ski diving is amazing and good bus connections from city centre.

    Insider Tip:Go to Soup Kitchen

England: Itinerary

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