As an ancient settlement dating back to Roman times, Manchester has developed into a thriving urban metropolis and a delight for its millions of visitors each year. Hugely significant as an industrial and manufacturing city during the Revolution, Manchester has reinvented itself as a cosmopolitan hub of culture, architecture, music and sporting prowess. As the third most visited city in the UK, Manchester boasts an abundance of attractions, sights and entertainment venues sure to please and awe any visitor. If Manchester seems like the city for you, why not browse our handpicked list of lastminute.com and Hotwire Secret Hotels and grab yourself a bargain city break today?
Manchester preserves its heritage whilst embracing its future and this can be seen by observing its rich variety of iconic architecture. From the traditional Victorian redbrick cotton mills to the futuristic looking Beetham Tower, Manchester’s tallest building, a refreshing blend of old and new can be experienced by simply wandering through the city centre. For those wanting to escape the concrete jungle for a day or two Manchester boasts 6 local nature reserves meaning that the wonders of nature and the great outdoors are never too far away.
The city is also known for its colourful musical heritage and prides itself on being home to such bands as The Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis. This history is preserved by the many indie live music venues dotted around the city which help to promote and give an audience to new up and coming musical talents. Classical music is celebrated by the two symphony orchestras and pop music acts are hosted by the Manchester Arena, the largest arena in Europe.
Shopaholics are sure to enjoy the immense Trafford Centre retail and entertainment complex. Boasting The Orient – Europe’s largest food hall, 280 retailers and brands including Selfridges, a multiplex cinema and miniature golf course, any and every visitor is sure to be enthralled by the sheer choice of attractions.
Of course, Manchester is also home to the greatest football rivalry in the UK – the derby between Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC. Football fans can catch a game at Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium and embrace the lively atmosphere that is always guaranteed at a football match in Manchester.
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