With one of the largest UK airports, visitors flying into Manchester can begin their holiday as soon as they take off. Excellent motorway links connect the city to roads leading in every direction across the country, and frequent and efficient rail links can get you to or from London in just over 2 hours.
Young or old, Manchester United fan or not, the Museum and Tour Centre is the place to be for a fun-packed day out. As one of the world’s most famous football clubs and with an award winning Museum, Old Trafford hosts over 230.000 visitors annually.
The city centre is very much in walking distance, although you can also hop on and off the free city shuttle buses that nip around connecting the 4 main railway stations and bus terminals. Free maps can be obtained at your hotel or from tourist information centres at Piccadilly Train Station and the Town Hall Annex.
The main attractions are all really well signposted so planning your trip around the sights is easy. Just pick up an all-day ticket or hire a bike and head out exploring the best that Manchester has to offer.
If you love shopping, Manchester will make you feel like a child in a sweet shop. With two huge shopping centres in the Arndale and Trafford Centre, shopping in Manchester can take up a lot of your time. From designer labels to quirky boutiques, Manchester’s shopping scene is as varied as the rest of its attractions. There are a lot of ‘hidden gems’ to keep your eyes open for, whether it’s a cute vintage store or somewhere full of local produce there’s definitely somewhere for you to find what you’re looking for.
Finally, if you’re an eating out lover, Manchester is a real treat with over 300 restaurants in the city centre to choose from. A hugely diverse restaurant scene means you have pretty much every cuisine you can think of to choose from, and all in high quality and fine dining establishments. From Indian to French, Greek to Australasian, the variety in nationality is huge and gives visitors the chance to try things they may never have had before. Eat somewhere different every night and discover the taste of the world’s cuisine.
Price: From £89 per person. Breakfast included.
Weekend Break 3* hotel
Offer valid for January, February and March 2014.
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