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Things to do in Manchester

Manchester is famously known as the hometown to the Industrial Revolution. It is bursting with history, art, science, music and sport. There is so much to see, whether you are visiting for a weekend, a week or a month, this Wowcher guide has got you covered.

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Top 10 Attractions In Manchester

Sightseeing Manchester, the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus, is the best way to get around the city and see all the sites. It covers the historic spots of Manchester and Salford Cathedrals, Manchester Town Hall and the Imperial War Museum. The bus also takes you down to The Quays to see the docks and the amazing impact of the industrial revolution. Complete this chapter by stopping off at the Museum of Science and Industry or stay on and see the beautiful Lowry Theatre. And of course, it wouldn't be a tour of Manchester without football! There are also stops for the Manchester United stadium and National Football Museum. However, if you are a Sky Blues fan, you will need to make your own way to see City's stadium.

Things To Do In Manchester For Free

If you blew your budget on shopping and cocktails, fear not, there is still so much of Manchester for you to see, and all for free! The Corn Exchange is a stunning original Edwardian building full of beautiful restaurants and cafes. The building's architecture is a sight to see both inside and out. The University of Manchester is England's first civic university and is open to the public all year round with a free guided tour. With gothic buildings and beautiful green gardens, it is a must see. RHS Garden Bridgewater is one of the largest gardening projects in Europe. Full of flowers and foliage around a beautiful late, it is the perfect relaxing afternoon.

Best Things To Do In Manchester With Kids

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is a great place to take the little ones. With over two million Lego bricks under one roof, there is fun for all the family - big and small! Play Factore is a play area for kids aged six months to 16 years old and is the only entertainment area where parents can play on the apparatus with their adventurers. And once you have tired yourselves out, there is a pizzeria and coffee shop to enjoy. A little way out from the city centre is the infamous Chester Zoo. With over 27,000 endangered and interesting animals set in 125 acres, this is one not to miss.