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Manchester is the third-largest city in England and has its roots in industry and expressionism. It's the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and home to some of the UK’s most celebrated musicians.

This spirit lives on in a thriving media industry and an array of great museums. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry to learn all about the city’s industrial past and scientific achievements, or delve into sports history at the National Football Museum.

If you're looking to catch a game, head straight to Old Trafford to watch the country’s biggest football club, Manchester United. If tickets are all sold-out, you can either take a stadium tour or just watch their rivals, Manchester City, on their home turf.

Manchester is also famous for its nightlife and music scene. Roam the bars and clubs lining Oxford Road or the Northern Quarter for indie anthems and dance classics by bands like Oasis and The Smiths – two of Manchester’s greatest rock‘n’roll exports.

The city is well connected by trams, buses, and trains to Manchester Piccadilly, the central train station.


From $116 per night

This weekend

From $384 per night

Next weekend

From $263 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency £1 = $1.22
Language English
Average weekend price $143 per night
Average weekday price $129 per night
Average stay 1 night

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What other travelers say about Manchester


Piccadilly is amazing for shops and entertainment.

October 2, 2023

Piccadilly is amazing for shops and entertainment. Plenty good quality places to eat and coffee shops. Trams regular and easy to jump on and off to any location throughout Manchester. Love our visits there.


Spent 2 days in Manchester over a weekend.

September 28, 2023

Spent 2 days in Manchester over a weekend. Great city to visit with friends for good food and beer. Did a craft beer walking tour which I would recommend, as well as a free walking tour on the saturday to get a better understanding of the city

Niall Ireland

I'm a city lover and I love London, but after visiting...

September 27, 2023

I'm a city lover and I love London, but after visiting Manchester I realised that in London I'm paying double the price for half the quality. The food was amazing and cheap, the public transport is easy and cheap, everybody was so friendly and helpful, the city is rich with beautiful buildings, culture and history

Asha United Kingdom

We loved the energy of Manchester — alternative, youthful,...

September 25, 2023

We loved the energy of Manchester — alternative, youthful, and creative. Also had friendly/chill vibe. We kept to just the downtown area, within walking distance to all our destinations, so can only speak to that part of the city.

Anna-Ruth United States of America

I had an amazing time except the intentions of a certain...

September 21, 2023

I had an amazing time except the intentions of a certain hotel who sets out to con guests, I will put an end to this manner as my first write up comes out next week to warn the public and we will see then the status?

Kevin Johnny
Kevin Johnny

It was nice to shop there and to go out to eat.

September 21, 2023

It was nice to shop there and to go out to eat. Lots of fun bars and restaurants. We went to Peaky Blinders and Revolucion De Cuba. Recommend them both. Didn't see much of the city unfortunately since the trip was so short.

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