The gloomy town that started the Industrial Revolution is now a hot-spot for contemporary urban design and a thriving music and cultural scene. Manchester’s student population (the largest in England) have added to the city’s renewed sense of youth and vitality. From world-class museums and shopping to the richest football club in Britain, there's something for everyone.
Due to its popularity with tourists visiting England and Europe, Manchester is home to a diverse range of accommodation options conveniently located close to the city’s best shopping, dining and attractions. Designed to cater for all budgets and types of travellers, Manchester accommodation ranges from luxury hotels to more affordable motels and guest houses, as well as England’s iconic bed and breakfasts, apartment-style accommodation and even self-catering options most of which are concentrated in the city and it’s surrounds. Book Manchester Accommodation
Manchester International Airport (10 miles south of the city) is the largest airport outside of London. Frequent flights arrive from major UK and European cities. Direct trains and buses run between the airport and Piccadilly Station on the city's east side and taxis are also available. There are frequent trains to and from Manchester to the rest of the country. Regional trains to points south, east and west call both at Piccadilly Station and at Oxford Road Station, south of the centre, while Victoria Station (in the north), services the northern hinterland and Bradford. Getting Around Manchester
Although renowned for its famous football team, Manchester is home to a number of attractions including the People's History Museum, Perpendicular Cathedral, Chetham Library & School of Music, Millennium Quarter, the six-storey Urbis, St Peter's Square, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, Whitworth Gallery, Gallery of Costume, Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, Museum of Science and Industry, Salford Quays, The Lowry Arts Centre, Imperial War Museum North, Old Trafford, Godlee Observatory and the Manchester Craft and Design Centre. See the top Manchester Attractions
Manchester is said to get its name from the word 'Mamucium', the name of the fort established by the Romans in 79 AD. During the 19th century it earned the nickname 19th century 'Cottonopolis' due to its prominence in the textile trade during the Industrial Revolution. Many famous bands got their start in Manchester including the Sex Pistols, Radiohead and Coldplay. The partnership of car maker Rolls-Royce is credited to Manchester when Frederick Royce and Charles Rolls met at the Midland Hotel.