There is more to the United Kingdom than just London. About 160 miles from London is the city of Manchester, a gorgeous town filled with stunning architecture, chic restaurants and cafes, arts and culture and history.
Day One – Explore the
In the past, the Salford Quays were not a part of town to
visit. However, with the birth of The Lowry, the area has been revitalized and
now is a major attraction in Manchester.
Carve out a good couple of hours to wander through the Imperial War Museum
North, an emotional museum that brings to life the pain, loss and realities of
conflict. For Manchester United fans, or just sports fans in general, be sure
to visit Old Trafford, the home one of the most famous sports teams in the
world. Then, head over to The Lowry at Pier 8 to explore the art galleries.
Enjoy dinner there and then grab tickets to a show in one of the two main
theaters at the center.
Day Two – Take a Step
Back in Time
There is no shortage of history in Manchester, and the numerous museums in town
provide an extensive and fascinating look at the city’s past and present.
First, head to the Museum of Science and Industry (be sure to plan on spending
quite a bit of time here, as it is expansive), then explore the ancient
artifacts and more at Manchester
Museum. Stop over at The
People’s Museum to learn about how Manchester
came to be what it is today.
Day Three –
Appreciate the Beauty
Manchester is a hidden gem of beauty. From its architecture to its galleries and outdoor
attractions, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the gorgeous city.
For indoor activities, the Manchester
is a great option. It houses more than a quarter of a million pieces of art.
Then, for exploring the intricate gothic architecture, check out Manchester
Cathedral and John Ryland’s University Library; considered to be one of the
world’s most beautiful libraries.Don't miss the modern architecture dotted around the city, as well!