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Manchester

3.5
Nightlife · Room Escape Games · Children’s Museums
Capital of the North
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports. Also called Second City, this young, cutting-edge city is often seen as London's more manageable and friendlier younger sibling, with its multitude of laid-back shopping, cultural, and entertainment facilities. Though it once had a negative reputation dating back to its industrial past, the city now has a vibrant air, attracting thousands of permanent settlers each year, and drawing millions of tourists who use it as a base to explore northern England and North Wales. To personalize your trip to Manchester, create itinerary details specific to you using our United Kingdom tour planner.
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Popular things to do in Manchester

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Children’s Museum
Science and Industry Museum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Distillery
The City of Manchester Distillery
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Government Building
Manchester Town Hall
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Manchester

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History Museum
National Railway Museum York
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park Alton
3.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Architectural Building
York Minster York
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool Liverpool
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Manchester

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Specialty Museum
National Football Museum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Manchester Cathedral
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
The Manchester Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Clayton Hall Museum
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Manchester

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History Museum
Manchester Jewish Museum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Greater Manchester Police Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Contemporary Six
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Manchester

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Religious Site
Saint Mary's the Hidden Gem
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Victoria Baths
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Manchester Buddhist Centre
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
St. Ann's Church
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Manchester

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Barbeerian
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Vertical Chill Ice Wall
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Manchester Craft and Design Centre
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Barton Arcade
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Sackville Gardens
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Zoo
Chester Zoo Chester
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
York Castle Museum York
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ruin
York City Walls York
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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