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Highlights in Manchester
- The festive spirit
- Mouthwatering Manchester flavours
- Exploring tours of the city
- Iconic football tour
- Excellent afternoon tea
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The area and getting around
This city in the northwest of England has got a rich industrial heritage and it is known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Nowadays there is a combination of politics, art, sport and science that makes it diverse, youthful and bursting with character. In and around Manchester boroughs you will find lots of museums, shops and eclectic restaurants.A gateway to the north
The surroundings of Greater Manchester are a combination of stunning green areas and waterways, quaint market cities and traditional pubs. The city centre is easily navigated on foot in about 20 minutes and the city is bike-friendly, so you can also use that option. Navigating Manchester is very easy thanks to the great transport links with its fleet of buses, trams and trains. Manchester is also a great place to start your journey to the North of the country. It is the perfect gateway to Lake District, Liverpool or Edinburgh.
Travellers and activities
Manchester offers great eating choices with a wide array of international but also traditional options around the city. In 1998 Phil Jones wanted to show that Manchester is more than English breakfast, Sunday roast, meat pies and gravy so he created the Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Since then, the dining scene has been transformed and the Festival has grown as an influential and exciting event. Names such as Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver or Michel Roux have been involved in it. There are different venues across the city where the festival takes place. Experience this culinary event and indulge yourself to the best flavours of the city!Manchester for Christmas lovers
The festive season always has something that captivates us. Is that time of the year, right? Christmas markets flood the cities all over the country where beautifully festooned stalls and chalets are spread across the centre. The Christmas spirit is over the place with tempting gifts, clothes, crafted Yuletide presents or mouthwatering international food. Try a traditional bratwurst, delicious goulash, tasty paella or a great hog roast. Get into the atmosphere and follow the Christmas market trail.
Manchester is where Rolls met Royce. Henry Royce made his first car in 1904 and soon after, that same year, was introduced to Charles Rolls. And then, the legend began.
Top 5 travel tips in Manchester
A perfect introduction to Manchester is a guided walking tour of the city to know all about its past, its present and its future. Every day at 11am, outside the Central Library, the qualified guides will surprise the tourists and will guarantee a full coverage of the science, the industry and history of the city. If you prefer to go on wheels, you can get on the hop-on hop-off bus and take a 90 minute tour around the city’s key sights including the National Football Museum, Manchester United Football Club, Town Hall and many others.2. Take a day trip to stunning places
Manchester’s location is very convenient and also a good base to get to many other interesting places in the UK. Take a day trip to Peak or Lake District and enjoy scenic views and great walks in the beautiful countryside. Visit Liverpool and its waterfront or the famous Albert Docks and the Cavern. Yorkshire, Cheshire and Wales can also be visited for the day. Choose your destination and get ready for a fun day out. Many tours include guides, boat trips or free entry to top attractions.3. A historical arty day in the city
If you are into arts and history, the city has got great galleries and museums full of superb collections, exciting exhibitions and great paintings featuring some of the best artists. Visit the Science and Industry Museum or the People’s History Museum. Whitworth Gallery features a fine collection of watercolours, a great selection of textiles and galleries dedicated to Rembrand or David Hockney, amongst others.4. An outstanding English tradition
In the trendy Northern Quarter you will find a superb tea room with a touch of Georgian and Edwardian elegance. We are talking about Rosylee. The Michelin-trained team craft a modern cuisine blended with Georgian style, under the directions of Simon Rimmer. Try some beer-battered haddock or steak suet pudding from their a la carte menu or enjoy the classical afternoon tea menu with a great selection of teas and cakes. It’s time to indulge yourself!5. Feel like a football star
If you are a football fan you cannot leave Manchester without visiting the incredible pitch at Old Trafford, given the moniker of “The theatre of dreams”. Besides the matches, you can enjoy an excellent Manchester United museum tour. The Etihad Stadium offers a behind-the-scenes tour visiting the impressive 75.000 capacity stadium, a walk down the tunnel up to playing field, a seat in the stands, a quick stop in the changing rooms and a peek at the player’s lounge. And then, watch your favourite goals thanks to the latest call-up system. Even if you are not a big football fan this stadium is going to impress you for sure. Get ready for it!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Manchester
By looking at its annual average price of £156.43, Manchester is not a city that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.
Travellers who want to save as much as possible should travel to Manchester in January, February, and March the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £136.51, £139.85, and £143.75 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in Manchester, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, May, December and November with average prices per night of £172.75, £171.37, and £167.88, respectively.
When visiting Manchester, we recommend you to think ahead, as 62% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Manchester are July (the average amount of properties that are available reached 43.5% of the total in 2020), May (43.2%), and August (41.8%).
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Manchester are, in order, March (with 30.75% of available rentals), February (31.2%), and September (34.75%).
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