Manchester is said by many to be England’s second city. From its many museums and an immensely rich music scene, to its famous football rivalry and bustling nightlife, there’s so much to see in this fascinating metropolis. For independent shops, cafes and bars, head to the Northern Quarter. Or if you’d prefer something a little more upmarket, Spinningfields is the place to be. Thinking about a family break in Manchester? You won’t be stuck for choice. From the Museum of Science & Industry to Dunham Massey Country Park, the kids will never be bored.
Take a look at our top things to do nearby - most of which are completely free!