A Guide to Manchester

Manchester is filled with great attractions, fantastic architecture, super restaurants, shopping malls and more. Follow our guide to some of the fun things to see and do in Manchester. It is a great place to enjoy a weekend away, but don’t take our word for it, try it out yourself!

There are plenty of hotels in Manchester, ensuring you’ll find somewhere to stay when exploring this fascinating city

The Chill Factor

Situated in Trafford Park, this indoor ski slope is the perfect way to enjoy a day of good clean fun and adventure. Here you can ski, snowboard, tube and luge down the slope throughout the year. Air boarding, climbing and sledging are some of the other activities that are available at the Chill Factor. The centre also offers classes for a number of the activities on offer. It is a really “cool” place to take the kids out for the day.

Victoria Baths

The baths were opened in nineteen hundred and six by the Lord Mayor of Manchester. There is a Jacuzzi, two pools and a Turkish bath. If you are not a fan of water, then you should take one of the guided tours through this amazing building. Admire the splendor of this historic building, which is truly breathtaking.

Imperial War Museum

Here you will learn all that there is to know about British war history. From World War I to the present day, this museum has all the information you require. There are five buildings in total and each represent a different period in history. There are also activities here for children to take part in and many amazing artifacts, exhibitions and fascinating displays.

Etihad Stadium

This is the place to be if you want to learn about Manchester City Football Club! There are a number of guided tours of the stadium, where you will get the chance to see inside the players dressing room and tunnel, see the directors box and the inside of the executive lounge. Tours are conducted seven days per week, all year round.

The Lowry

This amazingly beautiful structure is built out of glass and steel. It was built out of these materials to reflect the waterways that surround it. Located at Slaford Quays, guests can enjoy an evening of opera, drama, ballet or dance. There are also shows for children, and other musicals and comedies here on a regular basis.

Where to eat

  • Greek – Alexandros Greek Restaurant in Palantine Road
  • Italian – Puccini’s in Chorley Road
  • British – The Rose Garden in Burton Road
  • Chinese – The Rice Bowl in Cross Street
  • Indian – This n That or Al Faisal
  • Fine dining – Bohemia Bar and Grill, Choice Bar and Restaurant or Twisted Med


Manchester has a number of great places for shoppers to have a field day in, but one of the more popular places is the Trafford Centre. There are also many great farmers markets and flea markets to pick up some wonderful bargains at. The New Smithfield Market is situated only two and a half miles outside of Manchester and covers thirty five acres of land – a must see market

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