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Flights to Manchester

Manchester, more than just football

For a hip city break grab a flight to Manchester from anywhere in the UK and enjoy the delights of this fantastic northern city. Once a powerhouse of industry, now a powerhouse of music and culture, Manchester has everything one could want from a weekend break.

Football fans can pay homage to the beautiful game at Old Trafford, the famous grounds of Manchester United football club while cycling enthusiasts can take a peek in the spectacular Manchester Velodrome where the regeneration of East Manchester began.

Highlights

Why not experience the city from the dizzy heights of the Manchester Wheel, in Exchange Square in the Millennium Quarter or visit bustling Chinatown for fantastic Asian shops, the neon lights of the night-time street markets and the tantalising aromas emanating from the array of local restaurants.

The Village is Manchester’s famously Gay friendly district and also home to some of the best bars and clubs in the city.  Here you’ll experience an incredible community scene where charity fundraisers, street parties and general revelry take place on a daily basis. If you like your food with a little fire, head for the famous Curry Mile and taste your way around the streets most delicious curry houses for a spicy night out.

Art and Culture

If you’re searching for a spot of history, visit Castlefield, the site of the original Roman settlement Mamucium where the original 16th century walls still stand over two metres high. The University of Manchester, Manchester Cathedral and the Town Hall are three more sights of historical and architectural interest not to be missed.

If it’s art and culture you’re after, there is no shortage in Manchester. Art house cinemas like the Cornerhouse and the spectacular Imperial War Museum are great for family days out while an incredible range of paintings are on display in the Lowry Gallery and Manchester Art Gallery. Visit the People’s History Museum or the Museum of Science and History to learn more about this diverse city or marvel at the ‘all- glass’ Urbis building in the modern Millennium Quarter.

Hidden gems like Parsonage Gardens and Trinity Bridge offer places of calm and relaxation away from the crowds or you can hurl yourself into the hustle and bustle and shop ‘til you drop in Manchester’s amazing shopping district, one of the most diverse in the UK, with everything from chic boutiques and one off stores to endless stretches of high street outlets and department stores.

Nighlife

As the sun sets on Manchester, head to Oxford Road for watering holes aplenty or for something a little different why not try the Temple of Convenience, an aptly named bar converted from underground public toilets. It’s nicer than it sounds! With more clubs and live music venues than you can shake a stick at, make sure you book a later flight home and a late hotel check out - Manchester’s nightlife will keep you up until dawn!

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