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Manchester Pocket Guide

Images Of Manchester

Widely regarded the North of England's capital, Manchester is one of Britain'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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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats From the aptly named Curry Mile to the fresh ingredients of the Bury Markets, read about where to go in Manchester for the best foods.
  • Don't Miss Manchester United's famous home, Old Trafford, is just one of the top-notch attractions here.
  • Manchester for Free With so many of Manchester's great museum and art galleries not charging admission, you'll have no trouble finding something free to do here.
  • A Day in Manchester... Learn how we spent the ultimate day in this North of England city

Manchester City Reviews

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    a few things to see

    Has a few interesting museums and libraries. Check out the city hall. University area is quite bustling.

    Insider Tip:Free lunchtime concerts put on by students at the music academy are good.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    3 days in Manchester

    I spent 3 days in Manchester on my short holiday in the UK. Really cool city, historically an industrial hub which was heavily involved in the start of the industrial revolution and workers' rights. The Museum of Science and Industry is amazing. The People's History museum and John Ryland library are definitely worth a look.

    Insider Tip:It seems a really cool city for the night life. I'd love to study there a while. I really regret not checking out any live music during my stay, but it was so short. I'd definitely recommend bringing a couple of friends and hitting the town. Otherwise I wouldn't stay too long, 3 - 4 days is enough for the tourist-y stuff, because it's not really a tourist-y place.

  • 100%

    derekdd

    Great City!!!

    Had a brilliant time in Manchester. Started with a nice breakfast in Greggs - really reasonable!! We then headed to the National Football Museum - its free which is always good!! The musuem is brilliant. Lots to see and do. After this we went to Media City hoping to go on a BBC Studio Tour but it was booke dup in advance. oh well.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    manchester for football fan!

    the city ist ok, if u are a big football lover, its your city, if not, u can go on the best, they have free transport in the center :)

    Insider Tip:old trafford museum tour

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Good experience:)

    Stayed here for 3 nights, enjoyed it. Was in a 8 bed dorm, nice and spacious, resonably clean. Wifi was down when we were there. Shared bathrooms were great no negatives. The staff friendly and welcoming. Breakfast included was nice. Nice big common room, TV room also. Was great location, Center of Manchester, also close to bars/pubs around and close to a supermarket. Only negative point was that there was 1 power point in the room for 8 people, but would stay here again and recommend it:)

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