306. Manchester, United Kingdom

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Why

This working class city is one that has a lot to offer, but unknown to many. it is however a great city with lots to do and a killer Christmas Market and a huge Football Museum.

Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester National Football Museum

Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester National Football Museum

Where

Manchester is located pretty much in the center of the United Kingdom. Just northeast of Liverpool and well north of London.

How To Get Here

By Train

Manchester is well served by trains. with two very vibrant stations serving the city (Victoria Station and Piccadilly Station). You can start your search at any one of these Web sites  British Rail, National Rail Enquiries and Trainline.

Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Victoria Station

Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Victoria Station

 

Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Piccadilly Station

Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Piccadilly Station

By Bus

Take National Express or MegaBus into the city center or the Manchester Airport.

Manchester, United Kingdom - Megabus in Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom – Megabus in Manchester

By Plane

The nearest airport is Manchester  Airport (MAN).

The following airlines serve the Manchester International Airport (MAN):

Air Transat (TS), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Adria Airways (JP), Aer Lingus (EI), aurigny channel islands (GR), Aegean Airlines (A3), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), American Airlines (AA), brussels airlines (SN), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), BMI Regional (BM), British Airways (BA), Condor (DE), Cobalt (CO), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Emirates (EK), Eurowings (EW), Etihad Airways (EY), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Hainan Airlines (HU), Icelandair (FI), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jet2.com (LS), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Monarch Airlines (ZB), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Norwegian Air (D8), Oman Air (WY), Pakistan International Airlines (PK),  Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Air Morac (AT), Ryanair (FR), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Swiss Airlines (LX), Singapore Airlines (SQ), SAS (SK), Turkish Airlines (TK), TAP Portugal (TP), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS).

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

No.

Where To Stay

As the city is pretty large, there are a number of hotels, hostels and other accommodations types available for every budget.

Manchester, United Kingdom - Mercure Hotel

Manchester, United Kingdom – Mercure Hotel

 

Manchester, United Kingdom - Abode Hotels

Manchester, United Kingdom – Abode Hotels

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

Where To Eat

You can find a good array of places for a meal in this city. You can find the typical fish and chips as well as other ethnic foods such as kebabs and Indian food.

Manchester, United Kingdom - B Lounge Bar and Restaurants

Manchester, United Kingdom – B Lounge Bar and Restaurants

 

Manchester, United Kingdom - fatso's feeding the people

Manchester, United Kingdom – fatso’s feeding the people

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

 The city is a vast walking city with lots to see and explore around every corner. They also have a few buses that go around the city for free. You can hop on one of them once you exit either of the train stations. It’s a great way to see the city for free.
Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Metro Shuttle

Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Metro Shuttle

Manchester is also home to Manchester United Football Team. Try to see a game which is usually next to impossible or just go tour the Stadium when its available for tours.
Manchester is good when it comes to shopping with many Malls such as the Arndale.
Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Arndale Shopping Center

Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Arndale Shopping Center

Manchester also has a very colorful Christmas Market.
Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Christmas Market Albert Square Stall

Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Christmas Market Albert Square Stall

 

Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Cathedral

Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester Cathedral

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

 

Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

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Manchester, United Kingdom - Statues in the Square

Manchester, United Kingdom – Statues in the Square

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