The UK is full of a host of fabulous cities which provide amazing vacation possibilities and Manchester is right up there at the top of the list.
If you have not been to Manchester before you are in for an absolute treat. There are a ton of great places to stay and even if you leave it to the last minute you will find somewhere awesome. Just check out Last minute deals to Manchester on Voyage Privé where you can get members only prices on high end holidays and actually save up to 70% – wow!
Let me share with you some brilliant reasons why you might well want to visit Manchester
Lowry painted many of his most famous scenes of Manchester and is a spectacular artist capturing ordinary life in such a special way. Most certainly one of my favourites. You can visit the Lowry theatre and exhibition centre named after the painter and enjoy some of the best entertainment Manchester has to offer. You can also see a display of his work there. A great place for a magical matinee or a brilliant night out whist on your vacation.
Manchester River Cruise
A great way to explore Manchester is via a 60 minute river cruise form the old Manchester docklands – it goes under George Stephenson’s 1830 railway bridge and even past the set of the iconic Coronation street and Old Trafford. You can listen to a commentary along the way detailing the history of Manchester’s amazing shipping industry.
National Football Museum
Manchester is of course home to two stellar football teams and always a draw for footie fans and the city even has it’s own fabulous National football museum. Here you will find trophies, interactive displays and a ton of interesting history on the beautiful game. One not be missed if you love football. My kids loved it here.
Sealife Manchester is perfect for families with thousands upon thousands of spectacular creatures sure to enchant. There are sharks and jelly fish and crabs a-plenty and there is a even a interactive 3D Turtle Beach experience which explores and explains the lifecyle of a turtle!
The Lake District
From Manchester it is just a short distance to the Lake District one of the absolute wonders of Great Britain and simply beautiful. You can set sail on Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England. You can visit Grassmere where Wordsworth’s lived at Dove Cottage or even rock climb in Keswick. be sure to try some Kendal mint cake too and stop in one of the cosy tearooms dotted about.
Manchester has so much to offer I really could go on and on. It has a rich history, tons of culture, great entertainment, lots for families and it is also a wonderful base from which to explore. What more could you possibly want from a city vacation?
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