Summer, Autumn, Winter
June – August
September — November
LCY → MAN
Taxi: 15 £GBP (25 min)
Bus: 3 £GBP (20 min)
Train: 3 £GBP (20 min)
Travel insurance is recommended
Manchester is known throughout the world for its sport, music and culture, one the iconic cities of the UK; it is a place bursting with life. Catch a football match at one of Manchester’s two famed clubs – City or United. Or indulge in some shopping at the Arndale shopping centre in the heart of the city.
Discover the wealth of galleries and museums across the city on Manchester holidays, or hop aboard a boat cruise along Manchester’s network of old Victorian waterways.
Manchester, like the rest of the United Kingdom, experiences cool winters and cool summers. Light rain falls regularly throughout the year. Snow is not common in Manchester, because of the urban warming effect. The annual average temperature is 9.4 degrees Celsius (48.9 degrees Fahrenheit) with daytime averages of 6.7 degrees Celsius (44.1 Fahrenheit) in winter and summer averages of 19.1 degrees Celsius (66.4 Fahrenheit).
The city that gave birth to the world’s first commercial computer, first professional football league, and the first Marks and Spencer store is now packed with stylish restaurants and boutique hotels for a perfect holiday in Manchester and the towering symbol of the reinvigorated, post-industrial Manchester – the Beetham (Hilton) Tower.
This renaissance has brought with it raft new hotels catering to all budgets making Manchester great for city getaways that show off the city’s recently-gained status as the North’s style capital.
The main base for the shopping and dining scene on Manchester holidays is the Piccadilly district, the Northern Quarter is rapidly developing as a centre for hip cafes and galleries, while the Salford area is also developing at a rate of knots.
First-class museums and galleries, elegant Victorian architecture, mouth-watering food along the neon-lit curry mile and Manchester’s illustrious sporting past.
For a pub rich in atmosphere on your holiday in Manchester, cask ales and quality whiskies visit Briton’s Protection – one of Manchester’s most-loved pubs. It’s a popular post-show hangout for performers and musicians due to its location opposite Bridgewater Hall.
The Lowry Centre, named after one of the city’s best-known artists – LS Lowry, is an arts and performance venue set in The Quays, a major tourist draw packed with museums and other attractions for interesting Manchester city breaks, with the Lowry Centre as its crowning glory due to its architecture, it is the venue to see performing art shows as well as exhibitions; it also houses some of LS Lowry’s works.
Curry is a British staple and in Manchester the curry mile is the place to get it. Five minutes from the city centre is Rusholme – home to the largest concentration of Asian restaurants in the UK, with Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan food all on offer.
Take a look behind the scenes of a sporting legend on a Manchester United FC tour. Walk the players’ tunnel, see the changing areas, and step on the hallowed turf of Old Trafford itself.
On your Manchester holidays definitely visit the boutique of one of Britains most well-known designers, Vivienne Westwood who has pushed fashion’s boundaries constantly throughout her career.