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Manchester is now arguably Britain’s second city which can make planning a visit rather daunting, with so much to see and do you can become overwhelmed with choice, so to help, we have come up with the Top 5 Things To Do In Manchester.
A trip to Manchester isn’t complete without stopping by The Lowry… though travellers should be warned that once they enter, it’s hard to tear themselves away.
The Lowry is a magnificent waterside building that hosts everything from galleries to cafes to theatre shows. Want to take an art workshop? Or maybe you’re more interested in live stage productions? Maybe you just want to shop for souvenirs. The Lowry offers it all… even restaurants when you’re ready to break for lunch. Exploring works up quite an appetite!
A mini-city in its own right, The Lowry should be the #1 stop for anyone eager to taste the very best Manchester has to offer.
Bustling with shops, vendors, and street performers, the Market Street of Manchester is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Extending several miles and dominated entirely by foot traffic, browse the shops and fill your bags to your heart’s content. Trade your goods with old-fashioned hagglers or enjoy the modern metropolis of the Manchester Arndale Centre. Whether you’re looking for food, fashion, or fun, Market Street is the place to be – just don’t forget your wallet!
Looking for something a little more exciting than museums and parks? How about a high-rope adventure course right in the heart of Manchester? Aerial Extreme at the The Trafford Centre combines the thrill of an amusement park with the challenge of physical activity. With 34 obstacles up to 14m high, it’s a great choice if you’re ready to get your feet moving and your blood pumping.
Anyone can take pictures in front of bridges and landmarks. But how many people can say they flew to Manchester and completed an obstacle course? It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s one of a kind – and from those heights, it will create memories of Manchester you won’t soon forget!
Great for kids and adults alike, the Museum of Science & Industry is an interactive, large-scale activity center full of knowledge as well as fun. Experience the magic of science as you wander through five halls’ worth of artifacts, exhibits, and experiments, playing games and going hands-on to learn about the industrial roots of Manchester. Even if you aren’t a parent, there’s plenty to keep you occupied – Manchester is well-known for its rich industrial history, and this is the place where it all begins.
Everyone can learn something from the Museum of Science & Industry, so make sure to stop by during your trip in Manchester. Best of all, it’s free!
Young or old, tourist or native, Castlefield has a little something for everyone. Nestled between Piccadilly Gardens and the busy Northern Quarter, Castlefield Park is a tranquil oasis that removes itself from the bustle of the city while also showcasing England’s natural scenery. Take a tour, visit the local landmarks, or ride down the canal and spot swans on the waterfront. Grab your camera for great photo opportunities to put in the scrapbook back home. Once when you’ve seen it all, just head north – you’re only minutes away from the city’s trendiest clubs, shops, and nightlife!
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