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.
Image via Google Maps.
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.