Manchester City Break

Diverse, energetic and bursting with character, Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK. Known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and with a proud history in politics, science, music, arts and sport, the city is packed full of attractions, galleries and museums to explore. Don’t forget all those shops along the way for some retail therapy and a souvenir or two!
Museums & Galleries: There are plenty of museums to tick off. The Imperial War Museum North explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society, while the People’s History Museum looks at the development of democracy in Britain. Works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history are on display at the Manchester Museum, while the development of science, technology and industry can be discovered at the Science and Industry Museum. For an injection of art, why not visit the fantastic Manchester Art Gallery or the stunning Whitworth gallery. Prefer the written word? The John Rylands Library, with its beautiful Gothic architecture, is well worth a visit.

Architecture: Speaking of stunning architecture, the striking, Grade I listed Manchester Cathedral, which has been an important part of the city’s history for 600 years, is a masterpiece that deserves a look, while the Victorian, Neo-Gothic Town Hall is also exquisite.

MediaCityUK: This 200-acre development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal is home to – among others – the BBC. Join a BBC Tour and walk in the footsteps of some of your favourite celebrities as well-informed and friendly tour guides entertain and surprise you, providing a fascinating insight into how TV and radio work. You can even have a go at making your own news and weather bulletins in an interactive studio!

River Cruises: Choose from a variety of boat trips and get an insight into the history of the area and a unique view of the city, with sights including MediaCity, Old Trafford and the disused dry docks.

Football Stadiums: Football fans may wish to enjoy a tour of either Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium or Manchester’s United’s Old Trafford – or, for something more neutral, head to the National Football Museum for an insight into the game with plenty of football
memorabilia to peruse.

Shopping: Manchester is top shopping destination – from huge shopping centres to tucked away boutiques. Get stuck into one of the big malls including The Trafford Centre and Manchester Arndale, and shop more high street and department store favourites at Exchange Square and Market Street. Boutique districts around King Street, Spinningfields and New Cathedral Street are the place to go for designer names, while Manchester’s Jewellery Quarter is home to all things sparkly. For one-off independents, vintage stores, record shops and bohemian bars, head to the trendy Northern Quarter.

Runway Visitor Park: Located a short distance from Manchester Airport, the park offers a unique experience for all ages. Enjoy an unparalleled view of the take-off and landings of planes at the airport, explore retired aircrafts including the famous Concorde, or join the popular Concorde Tour to learn about some of the unique features and famous passengers that made the supersonic airliner so special.

SEA LIFE Manchester: Discover amazing marine life including sea turtles, sharks, jellyfish and much more.

The Lowry: Catch a performance at the Salford Quays theatre, which presents a diverse programme of theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy and visual art.

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly

Located around the corner from Manchester Piccadilly train station, the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly is within comfortable walking distance of the city’s many shops, restaurants and attractions, including Piccadilly Gardens, just a 5 minute stroll away. There is a spacious reception area with seating. The bright, modern bedrooms feature floor to ceiling windows and are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Dining-wise, there is a contemporary ground floor restaurant and bar with stylish décor and casual cuisine, local craft beer and afternoon tea on the menu. There is also a seasonal outdoor terrace and a gym.

Novotel Manchester Centre

Located in the heart of the city in close proximity to tram and bus services, the modern, bright and contemporary Novotel Manchester Centre hotel is a superb base for a city break. All 164 modern bedrooms are to a good size and standard with all containing a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The public areas are spacious and feature an informal restaurant and vibrant bar with plenty of seating. Leisure facilities include a sauna, steam room and gym.

Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly

2 Nights Half Board
Twin from £119pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £57
Based on Friday arrivals

• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner

Novotel Manchester Centre Hotel

2 Nights Half Board
Twin from £135pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £59
Based on Saturday arrivals

• Porterage
• Choice of buffet menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
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