Destination Guide Manchester England 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. 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 complex. • 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. centre. • 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 rules. When travelling around Manchester, the easiest methods are Tram, Bus or foot.
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