Manchester Destination Guide by travelwyse


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									Destination Guide
                    Location and History
Most people associate Manchester with                         Manchester facts:
football . Whilst the city is a great place to
watch an exciting game of football, there is
so much more to the city!                        •   Manchester was the site of the world's
                                                     first railway station.
Manchester lies within one of the United
Kingdom's largest metropolitan areas; the
Greater Manchester Urban Area which has a        •   Manchester is where scientists first split
population of 2.2 million. The City itself has       the atom and developed the first stored-
an estimated population of 498,800.                  program computer.

                                                 •   Manchester is the third-most visited city
                                                     in the UK by foreign visitors, after
                                                     London and Edinburgh.

                                                 •   Manchester is served by two
                                                     universities, including the largest single-
                                                     site university in the UK.

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                         Tourist Attractions
Consider a walking tour, a bus tour or even a      •   The Manchester Wheel: This is a great
boat cruise along the River Irwell on your first       way to get some pictures of the city.
day in Manchester to help your get your            •   Old Trafford: Is a “must see” attraction
bearings.                                              for football fans.
Then browse some of the top attractions we         •   Chinatown: Manchester hosts the
have selected:                                         second largest China towns in the UK, so
                                                       it’s definitely worth a visit.
                                                   •   Manchester Cathedral: There has been a
                                                       cathedral on this site for 1000 years!
                                                       And it’s free to visit.
                                                   •   Manchester Art gallery: Check the
                                                       website to see which exhibitions are on
                                                       whilst you are in Manchester.
                                                   •   Trafford Centre: If you are looking to do
                                                       some shopping on your trip then head
                                                       to the Trafford Centre, the city’s largest
                                                       indoor shopping centre and leisure
                                                   •    Theatres: There are lots of theatres in
                                                       Manchester so you are bound to find a
                                                       show to suit your tastes!
               Accommodation and Travel
Traveling to Manchester by:                         Staying in Manchester:
• Train: There are four key train stations in       To make good use of your time in Manchester
    Manchester city centre - Deansgate,             stay close to the city centre so you are close to
    Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Of        all the main attractions. Check out hotels in
    these, Piccadilly attracts the most visitors'   Manchester which have good transport links,
    and is the main arrival point into the city     so that you can get around the city hassle free.
• Air: From Manchester airport, trains to
    the city centre run every 10 minutes into
    Piccadilly train station; the average
    journey time is 20 minutes.
• Road: Manchester is well connected to
    the rest of the UK. However, make sure
    you pay attention to on-street parking

When travelling around Manchester, the
easiest methods are Tram, Bus or foot.

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