Best things to do in Manchester
Find out more about those top places in Manchester
Labeled by George Orwell ‘the belly and guts of the nation’, Manchester was the world’s first industrial city. However, while the factories have long since closed their doors, Manchester’s pivotal role in world history still defines the cityscape with Industrial Revolution-era buildings repurposed as hipster lofts, chic bars and world-class museums. Arguably, Manchester has had a bigger impact on the popular culture of the United Kingdom than London, as it was home to the world famous Factory Records, nurtured the Britpop craze of the 1990s and today houses two of the world’s best football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City. Like many former industrial cities in the United Kingdom, the city has undergone an unprecedented period of regeneration in the last twenty years making now the perfect time to visit.
Glory, Glory Man United! Old Trafford is the home to one of the most successful English football teams in the world, Manchester United. The Old Trafford has the largest stadium capacity in the whole United Kingdom with a capacity of 74,994. Tour the history rich grounds of the Manchester United football club, you just be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of your favorite stars.
The Manchester Museum is the pride of the city of Manchester. The museum displays a plethora of works of ranging from natural history to archaeology and anthropology with more than 5 million unique items from all over the world. With a whopping four floor of displays and fifteen exhibition galleries, the Manchester museum is the perfect place to geek out. Little tip, don’t freak out when you see its full size Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Get a chance to explore the different breath-taking set of the popular show Coronation Street, take a walk through Weatherfield on a trip down the nation’s most famous street to see how the magic is made being the scenes.
Lakeland as it is popularly known is a prime holiday destination for thrill seekers all over the world. Located on the mountainous region of North West England, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, and its associations with Lake poets like William Wordsworth and a host of others notable people.
The whole of United Kingdom is dotted with beautiful rolling hills, lush landscapes and picturesque views. The city of Manchester is not left out of this. Visit the Yorkshire Dales from Manchester and experience nature first hand. A day spent touring the Yorkshire Dales and experiencing its stunning landscape is surely a day to remember.