A Guide To Manchester

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Welcome to our Manchester guide, which will provide you with all the useful hints, top tips, and recommendations you need to enjoy a Manchester based short break. From its fabulous shops and world famous football teams, to it’s legendary music scene, Manchester offers a little bit of something for everyone.

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    1. 1. A Guide to Manchester
    2. 2. Welcome to our Manchester guide, which will provide you with all theuseful hints, top tips, and recommendations you need to enjoy aManchester based short break. From its fabulous shops and world famousfootball teams, to it’s legendary music scene, Manchester offers a little bitof something for everyone.
    3. 3. Getting ThereManchester is easily accessible by all forms oftransport.For those travelling by car they will find M60 ringroad the easiest route to get in and out of thecity, as the centre is well signposted from here.With connections to all the major UK citiesManchester is easily accessible by rail. If you wishto travel by rail you have a choice of 3 major railstations, with Victoria and Oxford Road playingsecond fiddle to the larger Piccadilly station.Manchester Airport is also close by and is servicedby regular trains from both Piccadilly and OxfordRoad.
    4. 4. Getting AroundWith one of the busiest bus routes inEurope, and a Tram network thatspreads out across the GreaterManchester region, you will have noproblems travelling around the city.Buses run regularly through the citycentre from Piccadilly Gardens, outacross the region. The tram networkalso spans out through the area,connecting the likes of Oldham, Salford,Bury and Rochdale to Manchester CityCentre
    5. 5. Manchester AttractionsManchester has plenty of things to keep youentertained throughout your break. Celebrate thecities industrial past at the Museum of Science andIndustryYoung families may want to take in a couple of hours atthe Legoland Discover Centre. With a 4D cinema, ridesand a range of other treats, this is bound to keep thechildren entertained!For football fans, Manchester offers a real treat. Notonly is it home to the reigning Premier LeagueChampions, Manchester City, but it is also now hometo the National Football Museum, which recentlyrelocated to the stunning Urbis building. Footy fansmay also want to take a tour of the ‘Theatre ofDreams’ home to Manchester United.
    6. 6. Manchester ShoppingFor the shopaholics, Manchester has afantastic range of high streetbrands, fashionable boutiques, andquirky market stalls. The city centresmain shopping area centres aroundMarket Street and the popular ArndaleCentre.Away from the city centre, is thepopular Trafford Centre, one of thelargest shopping centres in the UK.With regular bus services running fromthe city centre, you will find getting tothe Trafford Centre simple and beforeyou know it you can be in shoppingheaven in no time!
    7. 7. Manchester NightlifeWhen night time falls in Manchester the citytransforms as its vibrant night culture takeshold. Though the days of the Hacienda are deadand gone, its legend lives on through the veinsof the city’s nightlife. With clubs and bars withevery type of music on offer, there really issomething for all tastes.The bars of the Northern Quarter have becomethe place to spend your nights in Manchester.With trendy and quirky bars aplenty, you canenjoy a night like no other!
    8. 8. Music SceneMusic is what Manchester is famed for.Through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Manchesterbecame the centre for some of the greatestBritish bands of that era. From Joy Division toOasis, and the Stone Roses to TheSmiths, Mancunian musicians well and trulyhave left their mark on the industry.Today this heritage lives on in the cities vastmusic scene. The city’s venues are regularcalling points for the biggest bands in theworld. Venues range from the massive MENArena and the University based ManchesterAcademy, to the smaller yet superbly intimatevenues such as The Deaf Institute and Nightand Day.
    9. 9. Manchester EntertainmentIts not all pubs and clubs inManchester. The city is home tothe Palace Theatre whichregularly houses the biggestWest End productionsThe city is also home to one ofthe most famous Orchestras inthe World; The Halle Orchestra.Founded by Sir Charles Halle in1858, they have been resident atManchester’s Bridgewater Hallsince moving from the City’sFree Trade Hall in 1996.
    10. 10. Our Favourite HotelsManchester has some fantastic hotels, here are our favourite 3*, 4* and 5*: 3* Britannia Hotel 4* The Midland – A Qhotel 5* Radisson Blu Edwardian Grade II listed building in Arguably Manchester’s Stunning luxury awaits a fantastic central most famous hotel, located inside Manchester’s most location, at a fantastic 5 minutes from Oxford celebrated building; The rate. Road Station historic Free Trade Hall
    11. 11. Check out our fantastic range of ManchesterHotels and City Breaks on Superbreak.com now!

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