The city sits roughly 15km from Manchester Airport and is accessible by taxi, bus, coach or train on arrival (View map for details). For families, travelling to the city by train is probably the most efficient option – two adults and two children can climb aboard on a monthly return ticket for just over £15.
Manchester itself is
steeped in British history. Credited as the birthplace of the railway
system, the city featured prominently in the industrial revolution,
which will become more apparent when you have had the chance to take in
some of its famed museums and galleries.
Over 19,000 hotel and
guest rooms are available to suit every need, while the welcoming and
hospitable nature of the locals will add to the comfort of your stay.
Premier League heavy weights Manchester United and
Manchester City ensure that Manchester itself is a Mecca for football
fans while the National Football Museum, located close to Victoria Train
Station, is awash with memorabilia for the discerning neutral.
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For music lovers, a trip to the Royal Northern College of Music is a must. Those looking for more contemporary sounds will find all they need in a thriving nightlife, while fine dining and a place for a quick bite knit together so all tastes are accommodated for.
Manchester is of course home to the UK’s longest running soap opera, Coronation Street. A walking tour taking in several iconic locations from the show will delight Corrie lovers, although be prepared to be around £20 lighter for the pleasure.