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Places to Visit In and Around Manchester

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Lyme Park, House and Garden

National Trust property: Lyme Park, House and Garden - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for... See more >
Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NR

Sunday fun Markets

SUNDAY 11-4pm - Great family fun at Heskin Hall. FREE PARKING. shopping complex opposite. Children's rides large..... See more >
Heskin Hall, Wood Lane , Heskin , Chorley PR7 5PA

A roar-some Adventure this Chinese New Year at Knowsley Safari

2022 Year of the Tiger starts on 1st February 2022 and with Merseyside’s Knowsley Safari open Wednesday to Sunday, what... See more >
Prescot L34 4AN
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Things to do around Manchester

Here are some delightful activities for a day out in Manchester, a vibrant city in the north-west of England:

1. Take a Football Stadium Tour:
- Football is life in Manchester! Whether you're a red or a blue, both Manchester United and Manchester City offer stadium tours. Explore the changing rooms, marvel at the pitch, and see the collections of trophies acquired over the years. At Old Trafford, there's even an onsite museum where you can learn about the history of Manchester United's legends. If you're a City fan, book a tour of Etihad Stadium to discover the history and triumphs of Manchester City.

2. Tour Manchester Art Gallery:
- Located in the city center, Manchester Art Gallery houses over 12,500 works of art. Lose yourself among world-class paintings, sculptures, and photographs in both permanent and temporary exhibits.

3. Explore the Northern Quarter:
- Wander through the Northern Quarter, known for its independent boutiques, street art, and trendy cafés. Discover quirky shops, vintage stores, and hidden gems. Don't miss the vibrant atmosphere and unique character of this creative neighborhood.

4. Visit the Science and Industry Museum:
- Learn about revolutionary inventions and Manchester's industrial heritage at the Science and Industry Museum. Explore interactive exhibits, vintage machinery, and historical artifacts. It's a fascinating journey through time and innovation.

5. Enjoy Live Music and Nightlife:
- Manchester is renowned for its music scene. Check out live gigs at iconic venues like Albert Hall, Band on the Wall, or Night & Day Café. After dark, explore the city's diverse bars, pubs, and clubs for a memorable night out.

6. Discover Manchester Cathedral:
- Visit Manchester Cathedral, a historic gem with stunning architecture. Attend a service, admire the stained glass windows, and explore the peaceful cloisters. Don't forget to step outside and enjoy the serene gardens.

7. Explore the Whitworth Art Gallery:
- The Whitworth Art Gallery offers a mix of contemporary and historic art. Wander through its beautiful park setting, enjoy the exhibitions, and relax by the lakeside.

8. Indulge in Food and Drink:
- Manchester boasts a diverse culinary scene. Try local delicacies at the Arndale Market, savor international cuisine in the Chinatown, or enjoy a traditional pub lunch. Don't forget to sample a Manchester tart or a Bury black pudding.

Remember, Manchester has something for everyone – from art and history to music and nightlife!