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The Best Places to Visit in Manchester, England

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Manchester, commonly known as England’s second city. Home to a glorious sporting history, iconic music and bands including The Stone Roses and The Smiths as well as the famous Coronation Street which was first broadcasted on television in the 1960’s – only to name but a few. The city is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK and within the world with so much to do and see. Before you arrive, get acquainted with the modern art exhibitions or make it your mission to find architectural history along your way by taking a stroll around the neighbouring towns. No matter who you’re travelling with, there’s something for everyone and of all ages. So, sit back, relax and get ready to scroll – we’ve got you covered for the best places to visit in Manchester.

Free Activities in Manchester

  • Manchester Walking Tours

This tour will include the Story of Manchester told by a History undergraduate student who is from Manchester. With various famous characters, political movements and musical legends named along the way. The walk will take you through Manchester’s many terrains from cobbled backstreets to canal walkways and on-going industrial infrastructure. The guide tries to keep things up-beat, funny and is poetic with his words making the overall experience one to remember.

  • Manchester Museum
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Whitworth Gallery
  • Manchester Town Hall
  • Chetham’s Library
  • Victoria Baths

Cycling Routes in Manchester

  • Sale Water Park
  • Mersey Valley Urmston Meadows
  • Bury Circular Cycle Route
  • South Pennines

Green Spaces in Manchester

  • Lyme Park
  • Treak Cliff Cavern
  • Haigh Woodland Park
  • Debdale Outdoor Centre
  • Hollingworth Lake
  • Trafford Ecology Park
  • Alexandra Park
  • Treak Cliff Cavern

Campsites near Manchester

  • Burrs Country Park Caravan Club Site
  • Moorlands Caravan Park
  • Piethorne Valley Camping
  • Hawthorn Caravan Park – Oldham
  • Aaron Hill Farm – Hebden Bridge
  • Staden Grange – Buxton
  • Little Seed Field – Ripon
  • Hill Top Huts – Middleton, Teesdale
  • Copy House Hideaway – Lancashire
  • North Lees – Hathersage, Derbyshire
  • Howgill Lodge Caravan & Camping Park – Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

Sport in Manchester

  • Old Trafford
  • Etihad Stadium
  • The National Football Museum
  • Chill Factore

Entertainment in Manchester

  • The Palace Theatre
  • AO Arena
  • The Lowry
  • The Bridgewater Hall
  • The Crystal Maze
  • City River Tour – £9.24 per adult
  • Manchester iFLY indoor Skydiving Experience – £64.99 per adult
  • The Manchester City Stadium Tour – £25.00 per adult
  • Rock & Goal Manchester Walking Tour – £9.99 per adult
  • A Silent Disco Adventure in Manchester – £15.39 per adult
  • The Manchester Cheese Crawl – £30.00 per adult
  • 1hr Sightseeing Flight – £84.45 per adult
  • Peaky Blinders Full Day Tour with Tommy’s Mansion – £60.00 per adult

*please note prices were accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change.