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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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Olympic Football at Old Trafford

Written by koshkha on 03 Aug, 2012

I was planning ahead a long time for the latest of my ‘Firsts for 2012’ – in fact I booked the tickets last year. In the bizarre lottery of buying Olympic tickets, we only managed to get football tickets. Of course we didn’t realize at…Read More


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Manchester through a jaded eye

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 24 Jul, 2012

We lived in Manchester in the late 1990s for close to a year and although I wouldn't say I was actively miserable most of the time, it certainly was one of least favourite periods in my life. Hey, I really didn't like Manchester. Yes,…Read More


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Food and entertainment tips for Manchester

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 24 Jul, 2012

Overall, Manchester is a city for doing things ore than for just ''being in' and its in its entertainment (and to some extent food) options that its attraction lies.The Bridgewater Hall, home of the Halle, the North's best orchestra, and if you have…Read More


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Day trips from Manchester

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 24 Jul, 2012

Whatever one feels about Manchester as a place to live or even visit, it's undoubtedly a great base for visiting quite a few other attractive - or at least interesting - destinations in the region. Road links are plentiful and public transport - including rail…Read More


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Dot to Dot Music Festival 2012

Written by Slug on 05 Jun, 2012

I am fortunate enough to have a well above average income in the UK, but even I balk at the price of attending some music festival tickets these days. So when I spotted a full day's entertainment in nearby Manchester with over 60 bands playing…Read More


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Manchester's Northern Quarter

Written by Slug on 11 Feb, 2012

Manchester's Northern Quarter is well worth a look round even if you don't have any particular objective; you will find something to interest you before too long. No wonder the area is on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site long list. Coming from a town of grand…Read More


A Whole Lot of Choice!

Written by dkm1981 on 07 Oct, 2011

After a hard days shopping at the Trafford Centre in Manchester, you’ll probably want to treat yourself to something to eat. Whether you want a quick bite, some home cooking or a more formal sit down meal, there is so much to choose from that…Read More


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Been Around The World - Thoughts on the '80 Meals'

Written by Liam Hetherington on 05 Apr, 2010

I’ve come a long way since my first idle / drunken bet in a Russian restaurant back just after Christmas in 2008. So what have I learnt over the course of the year? The biggest was probably that I can drink lager, which I had…Read More


A Shopper's Paradise!

Written by dkm1981 on 18 Nov, 2009

If you have a hankering for handbags, a fetish for footwear or a passion for purchasing then Manchester city centre is an absolute must for you! It has everything from huge department stores to niche little shops, from high end designers to bargain basement stores…Read More


Nightmare on Continental - Outbound

Written by Fiver29 on 02 Sep, 2009

Continental Airlines are really a tale of woe. I have never had such a bad few flights as I had one our recent trip to the States.Outbound JourneyLet me say to begin, I knew this journey would be a long stressful one, due to…Read More


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