From world-famous football teams to mind-blowing technology, Manchester is one exciting place to visit. Since the Industrial Revolution, it’s developed into what is arguably the North’s most dynamic and vibrant city. Whether you’re looking for a city centre flat or a self-catering townhouse, we’ve got some amazing Manchester holiday rentals to choose from.
The city experienced its economic boom in the 19th century so its streets are packed with impressive examples of Victorian architecture. The soaring clock tower of Manchester Town Hall and the magnificent John Rylands Library (both inside and out) are highlights not to be missed. Head to Salford to see the city's modern and historic personalities side by side: MediaCityUK is a hub for TV production and the reinvented dockyards host the Imperial War Museum North.
The streets of Manchester are home to a plethora of trendy drinking holes. Try Deansgate for stylish establishments, the Deansgate arches for chain pubs or the Northern Quarter for bars with a more bohemian vibe. Don’t forget the famous Curry Mile; a seemingly endless street of curry houses serving up popular British Indian cuisine. If it’s Chinese food you’re craving, you’re in luck: Manchester’s Chinatown is reportedly the largest in Europe.
As the stomping ground of 90s Brit Pop sensations Oasis, Manchester has a cool, rock 'n' roll edge which can be appreciated from its many music venues.
Manchester's industrial heritage is woven into its bricks and mortar. Head to the Museum of Science and Industry in the Castlefield area to learn about the city's achievements in these fields. Entry is free and the hands-on exhibits allow visitors to see science in action so it's ideal for a fun family day out. As you explore the miles of canals and mills, you'll get a sense of the city as it once was in the 19th century. Don’t miss the People’s History Museum: there couldn't be a better location for a museum which highlights the link between people and politics.
Say Old Trafford and the world knows what you mean. This magnificent stadium is home to one of the world’s most famous football teams. Make sure you take a tour when you’re in town or you’ll have missed out on a huge part of this city’s character.