Mighty Manchester

Diverse, energetic and bursting with character, Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK. With a long, proud history, the city is jam-packed with attractions, galleries and museums, including the People’s History Museum and the Pankhurst Centre, the former home of the Suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst, who was very much in the news in 2018, and whose new statue will be unveiled in Manchester in 2019.
WHAT TO DO IN MANCHESTER
BBC Tours at MediaCityUK
Take a tour of the BBC’s new northern home at Media City UK. Home to a host of BBC channels and programmes, the tours provide a look behind the scenes of the world of broadcasting.

Imperial War Museum North
One of the most celebrated museums in Britain today, housed in an award-winning building, the IWM North is about people and their stories; how lives have been, and still are, shaped by war and conflict.

Shopping
Experience world-class shopping at the Manchester Arndale Centre, intu Trafford Centre, Exchange Square and Market Street combined with a visit to the boutique districts around King Street, Spinningfields and New Cathedral Street, or if oneoff independents and handmade is more your thing, The Northern Quarter is home to countless vintage stores, record shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.

National Football Museum
There’s something for everyone at the biggest and best football museum in the world! If you’re a football fan, you will feel right at home.

Runway Visitor Park
The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport is home to five aircraft, including the legendary Concorde G-BOAC, the imrod, the DC-10, Trident and the AVRO RJX. Visitors can watch planes take off and a variety of tours are available to gain a full experience, including the Concorde Classic tour.

Football Stadium Tours
Choose from the Manchester City FC Etihad Stadium tour or The Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour.

City Centre Cruises
Enjoy a 3 hour circular cruise from Castlefield, Manchester City Centre, on the historic 250 year old Bridgewater Canal. On the trip you will have the experience of being both lowered and raised in the Pomona Lock which gives you access onto the Manchester Ship Canal, River Irwell and the famous Salford Quays. Alternatively, enjoy a shorter 45 minute boat trip around Salford Quays.

Manchester Ship Canal
Take in Britain’s grandest canal as you journey between Liverpool and the vibrant Salford Quays. On a 6 hour trip you’ll travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and lively commentary along the way.

Manchester Art Gallery
Most famous for its pre-Raphaelite paintings, the gallery also has fabulous collections ranging from ancient pottery to contemporary art and a costume gallery containing over 21,000 items of clothing and accessories dating from 1600 to the present day.

Manchester Cathedral
The Grade I Listed 600 year old cathedral masterpiece boasts a magnificent interior with the finest late medieval woodwork in the north.

Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport
You will find yourself transported to an age when local buses were proudly painted in local colours and adorned with a crest. There are around ninety restored, vintage vehicles on display.

SURROUNDING AREAS
Quarry Bank (NT)
Quarry Bank is one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived – discover the story of mill workers, entrepreneurs and how the Industrial Revolution changed the world. (Please note, on a steep hill with 61 steps from coach park).

Dunham Massey (NT)
Dunham Massey Hall (closed Thurs & Fri) is set within 3,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Discover 300 years of family history and fantastic gardens featuring an Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount.

Bramall Hall
This magical Tudor manor house is set in more than 50 acres of parkland (open afternoons only).

Robinsons Brewery Visitor Centre
Enjoy a tour and tasting and visit the Shire horses who are almost as famous as the brewery itself! (Please note, there are steep stairways and some narrow walkways).

Lyme Park (NT)
Magnificent Lyme Park is one of the most famous country-house images in England, thanks to the BBC adaptation of Pride of Prejudice. (Please note, groups bookings only accepted on Mon, Tues & Fri).

East Lancashire Railway
Step back in time for a nostalgic trip on a steam train along the East Lancashire Railway.

Bury Market

Bury Market is packed with independent traders and has over 370 stalls selling everything from the latest fashions and footwear, to household goods, home furnishings, toys, electrical goods, gifts, books and more besides.
Legend

Copthorne Hotel Manchester

Salford Quays, Manchester
AAA+ Central Location
Located on the edge of Salford Quays, just 600 metres from Manchester United's Old Trafford ground and a 15 minute tram ride from the city centre, the 4 star Copthorne Manchester is close to all the city's famous museums, galleries and gardens. The 166 spacious bedrooms are well equipped, there is a large restaurant overlooking the canal and the friendly, open plan bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel

Bolton
AAA+ Great Touring Location No Single Supplement for Double Rooms
This 3 star hotel is built around a former Georgian Manor House with landscaped gardens, conveniently located with easy access of the M61 making it an ideal touring base for the north west. Each of the 91 spacious bedrooms is accessible by lift and comfortable brasserie restaurant (accessed by a few steps) features a sun terrace surrounded by lovely gardens. There is also a sports bar and leisure facilities include a indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and spa bath. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Copthorne Hotel Manchester

Salford Quays, Manchester
3 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £159pp
May - Sept 2019 Twin from £169pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £90
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner

Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel

Bolton, Greater Manchester
3 Nights Half Board
Apr 2019 Twin from £159pp
May - Sept 2019 Twin from £169pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 3, incl. driver)
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Small glass of wine with dinner on 1st night
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