Famed for its football team and music scene, which has produced the likes of The Smiths and Oasis, this centre for sports and the arts is a down-to-earth and friendly city. The so-called Capital of the North has overcome industrial decline, bombing (in WWII and by the IRA) to become a confident and cosmopolitan city of well over two million. It is well served by a bus and light rail network. Top attractions include the Lowry art complex, arcade Affleck's Palace and Canal Street gay village.

Places of Interest

Local Interest
  • Manchester Central Library
  • Library Theatre
  • Manchester Town Hall
  • Manchester City Council
  • Manchester Christmas Market
  • Albert Square
  • Bridgewater Hall
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • St Mary’s Catholic Church
  • John Rylands Library
 Top attractions
  • The Palace Theatre
  • Opera House Manchester
  • Canal Street
  • Piccadilly Railway Station
  • AO Arena
  • Manchester Museum
  • Whitworth Art Gallery
  • Etihad Stadium
  • Heaton Park
  • Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens
 Closest airports
  • Manchester Airport
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport

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