Located in the north west of England, Manchester is often regarded as the country’s second city (although this is hotly contested with Birmingham.) Tourists will never tire of things to see and do, from the medieval glory of Manchester Cathedral to the neo-Gothic splendour of Manchester Town Hall. History buffs shouldn’t miss the Imperial War Museum North and Castlefield, the site of the city’s original Roman settlement, while kids will love the Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil at the Manchester Museum. John Rylands Library is home to the earliest known fragment of the New Testament, known as the Manchester Fragment, while football fans can join the fantatics at a Manchester United or Manchester City game. If all that activity has left you hungry, head for one of Manchester’s fantastic restaurants. West Didsbury, Chorlton and Rusholme are dining hot spots, with the latter home to Manchester’s famous Curry Mile. If you choose self-catering Manchester accommodation, you can also take advantage of the wonderful food hall at Manchester Arndale Market. Here, stock up on everything from fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish to bread, cheese, olives and charcuterie. You’ll not only save money on dining out, but will shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Manchester life.
When to go to Manchester
While Manchester is a great year round holiday destination, spring and summer are ideal for taking advantage of alfresco wining and dining and the city’s lovely green spaces. Autumn is a great time to visit thanks to the Manchester Food and Drink Festival and Manchester Comedy Festival, while winter brings the delights of Manchester’s Christmas Markets and the vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations.
Getting to and around Manchester
Most tourists arrive in Manchester via flights to Manchester Airport, or by trains arriving at Victoria or Piccadilly stations. Once in Manchester, most tourist attractions are within easy walking distance of each other, although bus, tram and train provide good public transport options.
Where to stay in Manchester
When choosing accommodation in Manchester, apartments offer a great alternative to more expensive hotels. Not only will you save money by renting your own Manchester apartment, you’ll enjoy superior space, freedom and privacy too. HouseTrip has a number of quality apartments to rent in Manchester, ranging from studio apartments suitable for singles and couples through to large, multi-room apartments ideal for families and groups of friends. Whatever your Manchester accommodation needs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with HouseTrip. Plus, HouseTrip makes it easy to book your Manchester apartment – you can even do it in as few as six clicks.