Manchester – Northern England’s Tourist Mecca

manchesterThe city of Manchester is served by an international airport, which is one of the busiest in the United Kingdom.

It has two large train stations providing inter city links throughout the country and is easy to get around, thanks to a tram system, known as the Metrolink and plenty of efficient bus routes.

The centre of Manchester is nestled next to the Irwell River and it is one of the largest cities in the north west of England.

There are many great places to visit and lots of good accommodation available, it is vibrant, multi-cultural and pretty diverse.

Manchester is well famous for being the home of Manchester United Football Club which has more supporters all over the world than within the indigenous Mancunian population, and is easily into most popular sports team of any kind in the word. Rival’s Manchester City has never had any of the success of its closest neighbour but the supporters are notoriously loyal and very passionate.

There are also two universities in this great city, the Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester, the latter being Britain’s biggest non-collegiate campus. With the nearby Royal Northern College of Music, University Centre Oldham and the

University of Bolton, this region has nearly seventy five thousand students, which is one of Europe’s biggest.

Manchester’s museums and art galleries are a big attraction for visitors including Salford Quays The Lowry, which is home to the works of the renowned painter L S Lowry who lived in Salford.

Others include the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Museum, The Athenaeum, Manchester Art Gallery and the Manchester Jewish Museum.

The city has an array of lively eateries, clubs and bars including Rusholme’s celebrated curry mile. You will find China Town and lots of bistros and bars in the city centre’s Deansgate Lock area.

Beer from Manchester is notorious as is the humble Eccles cake. More restaurants and bars are located in the Northern Quarter and there are plenty of chains like Wagamama.

This region is a shopper’s paradise with the incredible Trafford Centre, one of Europe’s finest retail extravaganzas. There are lots of plazas, streets and squares, all bustling with people.

The Royal Exchange Centre and the Triangle both offer something a bit different. With markets and the popular Arndale Centre, not to mention the various outlets on Deansgate, all offer a great range of shopping for visitors to enjoy.

Manchester also has various landmarks and interesting places to see. From libraries to the G-Mex Centre and Britain’s tallest sculpture, B of the Bang can be found in the very centre of the city. This was erected to commemorate the very successful Commonwealth games held back in 2002.

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  1. Andrew Neil says:

    Thanks for giving such great information about Manchester.Very much appreciated!I heard that it has some great universities.Going to pursue my undergraduate program in Manchester university.Thanks a lot!

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