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Visiting Manchester

Manchester may be renowned for its football prowess, but visitors get their real kicks out of the booming art, music, and restaurant scenes—not to mention the history on view in Manchester museums and architecture. Manchester’s come a long way from its industrial past—which is wonderfully charted at the Museum of Science & Industry—and into its own as one of Britain’s most engaging destinations.

Beyond its star attractions (on and off the soccer pitch), Manchester’s restaurants offer every cuisine on the planet; visit the Curry Mile and you’ll be spoiled for choice of Indian dishes. Options abound for Manchester nightlife too, from quaint English pubs like the Vine Inn to hot, heaving dance clubs.

Among IgoUgo’s recommended Manchester hotels are the “extremely friendly” ... Read More
Manchester may be renowned for its football prowess, but visitors get their real kicks out of the booming art, music, and restaurant scenes—not to mention the history on view in Manchester museums and architecture. Manchester’s come a long way from its industrial past—which is wonderfully charted at the Museum of Science & Industry—and into its own as one of Britain’s most engaging destinations.

Beyond its star attractions (on and off the soccer pitch), Manchester’s restaurants offer every cuisine on the planet; visit the Curry Mile and you’ll be spoiled for choice of Indian dishes. Options abound for Manchester nightlife too, from quaint English pubs like the Vine Inn to hot, heaving dance clubs.

Among IgoUgo’s recommended Manchester hotels are the “extremely friendly” Etrop Grange Hotel and the rather grandiose Britannia Manchester. Before you check in, take a look at our Manchester photos, browse cheap flights, and prepare to cheer on Manchester United with fervor.    Close

Stories and Tips Manchester

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Lymm Dam

Written by Joy S on 05 Nov, 2013

We spent a very pleasant afternoon in the little village of Lymm in Cheshire. It is very picturesque and pretty - the centre is especially nice. The best way to explore the village and its surroundings is to walk the Lymm Heritage Trail.…Read More


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An Afternoon at the Tower

Written by Joy S on 18 Oct, 2013

We have been to Blackpool Tower a couple of times before in the past, but decided to go back today and revisit what we most enjoyed before. We had bought Merlin annual passes earlier this year, so that gave us free entrance into the…Read More


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Cycling in Blackpool

Written by Joy S on 16 Oct, 2013

We spent a lovely day cycling along the promenade in Blackpool. We were a group of 4 - three of us brought our own bikes and one hired a bike in Blackpool. This worked very smoothly and the rental bikes were well maintained…Read More


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Artisan Restaurant

Written by Joy S on 15 Oct, 2013

We ate here as a party of 4 (including our 9 year old son) on a Thursday evening in summer - pre-theatre so we were dining quite early. We had made a reservation - the restaurant was not packed but was pleasantly busy.This is…Read More


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Medieval Fayre at Tatton Park

Written by Joy S on 18 Jun, 2013

We often spend a Sunday afternoon at Tatton Park, near Knutsford in Cheshire. It is a wonderful estate with an old mansion house, acres of gardens and grounds you can walk in, deer everywhere, a fabulous adventure playground and even a farm. They…Read More


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Cycling on the Shores of Lake Windermere

Written by Joy S on 11 Jun, 2013

We spent a wonderful, sunny Saturday cycling around the shores of Lake Windermere. It was about 10 miles round trip on traffic-free bridleway paths and all along, we were treated to the most stunning views across the lake.We actually wanted to start our cycle…Read More


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Peak Forest Walk

Written by Joy S on 22 May, 2013

We had visited the Freshfields Donkey Sanctuary just outside the village of Peak Forest in Derbyshire, spent about 45 minutes there, then decided to do a walk around the village itself and explore a bit of the countryside. The walk we did was a…Read More


Woodhead

Written by TianjinPaul on 23 Feb, 2013

As I type these words into the mini-keyboard on my Blackberry (I really do love to combine travel and writing), I cannot help but feel amazed that I have not written about the Woodhead Pass before. The reason I am so surprised at myself is…Read More


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Manchester week in November

Written by tvordj on 28 Nov, 2012

We'd returned to Salford in the Greater Manchester area after a week in sunny Rome. Back to reality, back to overcast skies and drizzle most of the week but that's ok. We spent some of the week hanging out with friends, seeing a couple of…Read More


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Morecambe to Lancaster Cycle Ride

Written by Joy S on 10 Oct, 2012

We spent a lovely September afternoon cycling from Morecambe to Lancaster and back. The entire route is just over 11 miles and is a great family friendly thing to do.We parked our car on Morecambe Promenade - there were plenty of spaces and it…Read More


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