Travellers interested in learning more about Manchester should consider reading the following books:
- “Itchy Insider’s Guide to Manchester” this website offers travel tips and information for those who want to be in-the-know during a Manchester stay.
- “Manchester, England: The Story of the Pop Cult City” by Dave Haslam offers alternative information about the scene in Manchester.
- “Merchants in Exile: The Armenians of Manchester, England 1835-1935” by Joan George offers information about a specific segment of the history of the area.
- “Morrissey’s Manchester” by Phil Gatenby is a specialized travel guide for fans of the band The Smiths who can use the guide to visit all of the Manchester sights important to the growth of the band.
- “Manchester: A Guide to Recent Architecture” by David Hands, Sarah Parker and Keith Collie is a guide book useful for those people interested in the buildings which make Manchester unique.
- “City Life Guide to Manchester” by Jonathan Schofield is an urban travel guide focusing on the city’s nightlife.
- “Frommer’s England 2008” by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince is a guide useful for those who are making Manchester a single stop on a trip throughout England.
Visitors to Manchester can also check out the following websites:
ManchesterConfidential.com (the city's only fully comprehensive magazine with food, drink, news, comment, art, architecture and satire)
Travel Pictorial - Country or Natural Wonder
Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world. You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library (lending or reference ).
Travel Guide(s) - Country, Region or City
Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s) you like the best.
- DK Eyewitness Travel Guide(s)
- Insight / Discovery Channel Travel Guide(s)
- Lonely Planet Guide(s)
- AA Explorer, AA Key or AA Spiral Guide(s)
- Note: You will find about thirteen (13+) other publishing companies travel guides in bookstores.
Travel Books - Children or Junior
Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.
Travel DVD or Video Viewing
- These are a few ideas for finding Travel DVD's in your local area.
- Local Video Rental Store
- Local Library - Travel Video or DVD
- Any large music store will have a range of travel DVD's or Video's on sale.
- Travel Video Store has an excellent internet site.
- BBC Video series website section
- Pilot Travel Guide series
- National Geographic Travel DVD or Video Series
- Escorted Tour Companies DVD or Video's e.g. Rick Steves'
- National Tourist Bureaus MAY have a introduction Video or DVD on offer or Photo Gallery on their Internet site