Nicknamed the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, Manchester is an ever modernising city which offers visitors superb museums, nightlife and sports teams. Arrive in Manchester in one hour from Edinburgh and begin your trip in one of the UK’s best city break destinations in no time.
Manchester is known for its vibrant and spirited soul so is a perfect destination for a long weekend away. The city boasts an excellent and varied nightlife scene from easy going and trendy bars to the fun-loving Canal Street to some of the best live music venues in the country. What’s more with the Manchester Arndale, Trafford Centre, Exchange Square and Market Street all offering a fantastic selection of shops, you will find it hard to resist a little retail therapy while on your trip.
You may struggle to narrow down Manchester’s seemingly endless list of fantastic museums but a few of the very best include the internationally renowned Manchester Gallery and The Museum of Science and Industry which spans 250 years of innovation from the city. Many tourists fall in love with The John Rylands Library which is perhaps the most beautiful building in the entire city. Moreover if you want to learn more about Manchester’s favourite sport then a trip to the National Football Museum will be right up your street.
Leave the city and venture outside into the beautiful surrounding counties. Visit Lancashire’s iconic northern towns of Blackpool, Preston and more or enjoy a fantastic country stay visit in Cheshire where you can visit the beautiful stately homes, gardens and market towns. Moreover with the incredible Peak District National Park just over half an hour from the airport, you can be enjoying its nature, beauty, dramatic landscapes and its scattering of quaint villages in no time.