A city break in Manchester

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It´s all happening in Manchester

Over recent years, Manchester has again emerged as a great British city, once an industrial city which had lost its place in the world. Today, Manchester is thriving on all fronts with a lot to offer visitors on a city break, business trip or family break “up north”! Discover the architecture, culture, sports and music scene here as well as great shopping, dining out…

Events and places to visit in Manchester

Flying into Manchester with Air France for a festival, trade fair or visiting friends? There are wonderful opportunities for enjoying theatre, concerts and family fun and escapades into the countryside…Discover some of the top attractions:
  • MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry – known as a former great industrial hub, the museum provides a look at Manchester´s role in British Industrial history. Learn more about the steam-powered mill invented here through to innovations made in technology. Thanks to the city´s universities, Manchester has become an international player in research…
  • National Football Museum – admirers of British football will enjoy this tour which can be married with a tour of Manchester United stadium…together with Manchester City, much-loved teams both at home and abroad.
  • Imperial War Museum North- this museum is worth a visit for its avant-garde design if for nothing else. Designed by architect, Daniel Libeskind, a structure conceived to represent the destruction caused by the War, the theme of the display within its walls. The museum is an interactive with a diverse collection of weapons, diaries including a T4 Russian tank…
  • Manchester Town Hall – London is not the only home of magnificent Neo-Gothic architecture! An architectural gem, the city´s Town Hall building is a masterpiece of the style, designed by the 19th century, architect, Alfred Waterhouse. Lying on Albert Square, you will also notice the statue of Roman Governor, Agricola, the founder of the city then better known as the “Fort of Mamuciam”.
  • The Lowry – named after British artist, LS Lowry, this award winning building on the Quays waterfront houses works by the artist but also serves as a vibrant cultural centre fort the city. Book a ticket for a theatre show, musical, stand-up comedy, music concert and more. The Lowry also has restaurants and cafes to allow visitors to make the most of an evening´s entertainment.
  • The White Horse – no visit to England is complete without a little time spent in a pub and The White Horse is one of Manchester´s favourites. Children are welcome to enjoy the family atmosphere with you where you can have a beer with some delicious, traditional pub food. The pub has existed since the 17th century with its original, Grade II listed façade… Indeed, many great days out to be exploited in and around Manchester from the lively night scene in Gay village around Canal Street, a tour of Victoria Baths to the breathtaking miniature railway in Abbotsfield Park, never a dull moment in Manchester!
  • More practical information about visiting Manchester

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