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10 July

11 must see parks in Manchester

From music to sports, Manchester is a city of action and entertainment. Sometimes it's nice to take a different direction and spend time in a quiet park. Manchester has many must see parks and we've listed green spaces including a 200 hectare forest.

23 May

6 best hostels in Manchester

Manchester has a lot to boast about and that includes unique hostels in key areas of the city. Select your home base near the Manchester Art Gallery or steps from Piccadilly Gardens.

Beaches near Manchester
13 April

6 beaches near Manchester: Where to go for sun, sand, and surf

While Manchester isn't a coastal city, you don't have to go far at all from here to find yourself on the West Coast of England or the north of Wales. And it's not even that much further to the East Coast of the UK, either, so some of the best beaches in the country are accessible from the city.

Weekend trips from Manchester
31 March

6 easy must-do weekend trips from Manchester

Manchester is a great base for the occasional weekend getaway. Surrounded by several areas of outstanding natural beauty and historic sites, not to mention the majestic Lake District National Park, Manchester has plenty to offer, whether you're looking for a city break or something more remote.

6 March

Is Manchester safe to visit? A comprehensive safety guide

Heading to north west England? Make a stop in Manchester for quaint shops, tasty food and a view of outstanding architecture. As for Manchester safety, this guide will tell you all you need to know.

Romantic restaurants in Manchester
22 February

8 romantic restaurants in Manchester for the best date night

Romance and Manchester may not always go hand in hand, but this English city offers plenty of opportunities for a romantic date night with the one you love (or even just the one you're getting to know). You'll find romantic spots here serving classic British fare, of course, but Spanish, Italian, Indian, Japanese, and French flavors are also very common.

Wine tasting in Manchester
14 November

Wine Tasting in Manchester: 10 Places You Have to Try

Although you might be surprised, there are plenty of wine bars and wine shops in Manchester as well as wine classes, tastings, and other events seemingly every night of the week. There are bottles imported from all over the world, with natural and orange wines becoming increasingly popular. There's much to sample on Manchester's wine scene; where will you start?

13 October

Manchester Christmas Market: The Complete Guide

Christmas markets in Manchester are nothing short of magical. Explore one this holiday season!

Rooftop bars in Manchester
10 October

Rooftop Bars in Manchester: 10 Places to Drink with a View

When you’re visiting a new place, some of the best views are from rooftops, and when the weather cooperates, there is nothing better than relaxing in the sun and appreciating the city skyline in Manchester. How many of these rooftop bars will you make it to?

Best day trips from Manchester
5 October

Best Day Trips from Manchester

There are plenty of great places to visit on a day trip from Manchester. Whether you're interested in seeing other major cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites, the area's natural beauty, or quaint villages, you'll find it close to Manchester.

What to eat in Manchester
5 October

What to Eat in Manchester: 12 Treats You Should Not Miss

Manchester isn't well known for its local dishes, but maybe it should be. Traditional northern English meals tend toward the hearty and the filling, but there's a place for that, especially when you're spending a long day walking around Greater Manchester. From desserts like Bakewell tarts and Eccles cakes to lemon curd and pork pies, you won't go hungry here!

11 September

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Manchester

Looking for dishes that will make everyone in your dining party happy? These vegetarian restaurants in Manchester are perfect for satisfying all appetites!

18 August

Manchester On a Rainy Day: 11 Things To Do

Faced with a rainy day in Manchester? This guide provides you with 11 things to do when the weather is inclement. Enjoy your time inside!

18 August

3 Days in Manchester: Everything You Should Know

Manchester is a city that will keep you on the go! If you have 3 days to spend here, this itinerary will help you make the most of it.

18 August

The Best Time to Visit Manchester 2024: The Ultimate Guide

Manchester is a fun place to be and depending what you'd like to do, you may prefer a certain season. We'll help you decide when to visit Manchester.

22 July

Music Festivals in Manchester in 2022

Come to Manchester for a variety of musical genres, from jazz to indie and more. Plan a weekend or even a few weeks to take part in Manchester's music scene.

4 January

Where To Stay In Manchester: The Ultimate Neighborhood Guide

Whether you are looking for a place to stay near Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown, the Northern Quarter or beyond, this guide has all you need to know for the perfect stay in Manchester. Imagine, a room with an incredible view of the city!

4 January

How To Get Around Manchester

Seeing Manchester via many transport options is easy and fun! Whether it's by Metrolink, free TfGM buses or even by bike, seeing the city is an adventure you don't want to miss.

3 January

10 Unmissable Things To Do In Manchester At Night

Are you looking for fun things to do at night in Manchester? Several options await! See our extensive list, covering bars, comedy entertainment, and even golfing.

3 January

Best Brunch In Manchester: The Definitive Guide

Exploring this city is bound to work up an appetite! If you're craving smoked salmon, eggs Benedict or any other brunch favorite, we'll tell you where to get the best brunch in Manchester.

3 January

The Top 14 Free Things To Do In Manchester

Manchester is full of wonderful places to see and many of them are free! From exploring Liverpool Road to the Imperial War Museum to meandering through Fletcher Moss Park, you won't need to break the budget in Manchester.

3 January

15 Things To Do In Manchester With Kids

Manchester has so much for families to do! Whether it's museums they like, or sports oriented activities like catching a football game, we've got the list of the best things to do in Manchester with kids!

27 December

Where To Find The Best Street Food In Manchester

Are you hungry for fish and chips, sausages or delicious, glazed chicken wings? Head to places like the GRUB Food Mayfield Depot and Piccadilly Gardens for fantastic Manchester street food!

27 December

Everything You Need To Know About Shopping In Manchester

Manchester has a lot of cool things about it. Shopping is one of them! From Manchester United football jerseys to Worker Bee coffee, the city has a bevy of unique items to look for when out and about in the stores.

24 December

The 12 Best Museums In Manchester

Cities in England have many stories to tell and Manchester is no different. Explore the best museums in Manchester and learn about this interesting city!

24 December

The 13 Best Hikes In Manchester

Hiking is one of life's pleasures and trekking the trails in Manchester is a fabulous pastime. Take some fresh air and climb a mountain or explore a winding trail!

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