Mad for Manchester

Manchester is a city in the North of England that is home to two of English footballs biggest teams, Manchester United and Manchester City, and also has a rich musical history.

Visitors to the city will have plenty to see and do and we thought we would compile a list of things that we would recommend so it is easier for anyone that is planning a trip soon.

Football Tours

We have already mentioned them so why not explore the stadiums of Manchester’s biggest clubs with tours taking you around and letting you know the history of them.

Coronation Street Tour

This is a must for fans of the long running soap with tours taking you around the sets of one of the longest running and best loved British TV series.


Manchester is a fantastic city for shopping. There are a number of excellent shops and the Arndale Centre is a great place to find everything you could want all under one roof.

Explore the Musical History

The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, The Stone Roses and a whole load more have done Manchester proud when it comes to music. You can take the Manchester Music Tour to find out a little bit more about the locations that helped to shape the city’s musical history.


Manchester is home to a number of great museums that will entertain all the culture vultures out there. Museums worth visiting in Manchester include The Museum of Science & Industry, The Manchester Museum, The Peoples History Museum, the Greater Manchester Police Museum and the Imperial War Museum.

The Home of the Suffragettes

The Pankhurst Centre was the home of Emmeline Pankhurst who held the first ever meeting of the Women’s Social Political Union at it. The Museum is a great place to visit for those that want to learn more about the fight for equality.


Make the most of some excellent theatres that include the Royal Exchange Theatre, The Palace Theatre and the Contact Theatre.

With so much to see and do in Manchester, plenty of people visit every year and it can be a great place for a city break. If you are looking to take advantage of any of the tours it can be a good idea to book ahead. Some can be busy and you don’t want to get all the way to Manchester just to find out you are going to miss out on one of the things that you want to do.

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