Flights to Manchester

Discover the capital of the North: Manchester

Cuisine, Culture, Nature

Manchester is a city growing constantly and it is known for its architecture, culture, football and music.

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First industrialised city in the world / Located in the North West England


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Summers are warm and partly cloudy; winters are long, cold and windy

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Manchester Airport


Enjoy concerts; go to a football match

Manchester is a city known for its amazing architecture and many people simply come to Manchester to wander around and admire the interesting historical buildings. The city is also home to some of the World's most famous football clubs; Manchester United & Manchester City. It is a lively city with good music and beautiful buildings and it is definitely worth a visit. 

What Is Manchester Best Known For?

Manchester has a big place in music and sports worlds. The city also known for its beutiful buildings and warm community spirit. 

  • Cuisine
  • Culture
  • Nature


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Eccles cake

The Eccles cake, a buttery puff pastry usually round in shape is filled with currants, raisins and spices and sprinkled with sugar on the top and named after the town of Eccles is sure to give your tastebuds a taste to remember.

Manchester tart

Manchester tart is a traditional delicacy that was once known as a favourite on the school dinners menu until the mid-1980s. A beautiful desert made of shortcrust pastry spread with raspberry jam and filled with a custard filling then topped with flakes of coconut and a Maraschino Cherry placed on top.

Pasty barm

The Pasty barm native to Bolton and once described as a cheap dinner and Bolton's favourite snack is and can only be described as a pie usually meat and potato in a sandwich. Although not your usual daily food intake you can't visit Manchester without trying these tasty delights.


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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery is a world-class award-winning venue and has been part of city life since 1823. It's one of the cities most visited places thanks to its display of contemporary works, photography, design samples, decorative and historical works and focuses on developing a place where it inspires and innovates as many audiences as possible.

Palace Theatre & Opera House

Palace Theatre & Opera House are sister venues which showcase the best productions that the UK has to offer. The Opera house, on the Quay side is a sight in itself being a Grade 2 Listed Building from 1912. The Palace Theatre, one of the main theatres in Manchester where art is brought to life dates back to 1891 and between them both they have 4,000 seating capacity. You will be dazzled and amazed at the productions they host from popular musicals, cosmopolitan ballets and slapstick comedy pantomimes. Taking in a show is a must do on your visit to Manchester.

The Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry can only be described as an icon of Manchester museums, hosting world class exhibitions and events. The museum gives you an insight into the relationship between science and industry over the last 250 years of ideas and innovations but, in a very interactive way and appeals to all audiences no matter how old you are. Housed in the Old Liverpool Road Station which was the world's first purpose-built passenger and goods railway and is still home to the oldest surviving steam locomotive, Puffing Bill. Be sure to visit this interactive gem on your Manchester Visit.


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Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens

Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens is located in Didsbury, a park with alpine rock gardens and a nature reserve. It was donated to the city in 1915 and is both a botanical garden and a habitat for wildlife and is also a centre for outdoor sports activity. Sheltered from the elements the south facing slope is home to the main rock gardens with small waterfalls that run into the pond. The gardens are home to many different species of plants, shrubs and trees and make a nice day out if the weather is bright.

Heaton Park

Heaton Park is the biggest park in the North West of England and the largest Municipal Park in Europe and has the highest point in the city. The park itself has many structures throughout however, one of the most popular buildings is Grade 1 Listed, the Heaton Hall Country House and the park itself is listed Grade 2 due to nine listed structures. The park has seen many concerts throughout its days including Manchester's own Oasis! The landscapes have been restored and the design is set to display the hall and the Pennines. The park has various paths, old trees, a boating lake, The Tram Museum, The Old Town Hall Colonade, The Papal Monument symbolising the place that Pope John Paul II held an outdoor mass, The Pleasure Grounds & Dell Gardens with stunning flower beds and lots of beautiful seating areas and much much more. It truly is a beauty of nature and one not to be missed.

The Pennine Way

The National Parks along the Pennine Way national trail in England can be accessed in Edale just outside of Manchester and can be easily reached within 45 minutes by train. The Pennines have some of the best hiking trails in the UK along with the best natural scenery full of large rocks, tufts of grass, waterfalls and many structures. We highly recommend if you love the outdoors and weather permits you spend some time on the Pennine Way you will not forget the experience.

Weather in Manchester

The summers in Manchester, UK is warm and partly cloudy while the winters are long, cold and windy. Over the course of the year, the temperature varies from 3 Celsius degree to 20 Celsius degree. The hottest month of the year is July and the coldest month of the year is January.

6 C Overcast Clouds
TODAY Mar 28, Tue
  • Mar 29, Wed 11 Light Rain
  • Mar 30, Thu 11 Light Rain
  • Mar 31, Fri 9 Light Rain
  • Apr 1, Sat 8 Overcast Clouds
  • Apr 2, Sun 2 Few Clouds


Destination airport: Manchester (MAN)  
Dalaman - Manchester flight duration    4:30 hours
Antalya - Manchester flight duration    4:40 hours


Transportation in Manchester

In Manchester, there is a good public transport network with lots of buses, trains and trams. Getting around the city and surrounding areas is pretty easy and the compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular and enjoyable choice. In addition to bus, train and tram options, there are also free buses providing a free ‘hop on, hop off’ service linking all of the main rail stations, shopping districts and business areas. There are also lots of cycle routes for biking lovers.

Accommodation in Manchester

A wide range of accommodation from cheap hotels in Manchester to Luxurious 5* Spa Hotels are available. The array of hotels are located all around the city with many available in the city centre, the airport or the outskirts. With so many hotels on offer you are spoilt for choice and with amazing value for money offers available. When booking accommodation in the UK we recommend that you book in advance as in most cases you will find cheaper prices available the earlier you book.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Manchester

What are the two famous football clubs in Manchester?

They are Manchester United and Manchester City.

Does it rain all the time in Manchester?

Despite popular belief Manchester does not always rain and has warmer weather between June and August with the least rainfall.

Does Manchester have a beach?

No, the nearest beaches that are worth a visit are in Blackpool, a 90-minute drive away or direct by train or Thurstaston in the Wirral, Liverpool, a 75-minute drive.

What is the Manchester accent?

Mancunian or Manc for short is the accent and dialect of Manches.

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