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

  • 60%


    Great place!

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

  • 60%


    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

  • 40%


    umm...frankly, it was...so so...

    Just old trafford is there.(including ETIHAD stadium) i was dissapointed, but if u want to take a rest for ur journey, manchester is not bad. Expense is not high.

    Insider Tip:whenever u go to somewhere in manchester, u need to ried buses.

  • 70%


    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%


    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.

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