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Things To Do In Manchester

Planning A Trip To Manchester? Here's our list of top things to do in Manchester

A major city in England’s northwest region, Manchester comes with a rich industrial heritage, with its background in textiles that dates back to the 18th century, as is evident from the evident exhibits at the Interactive Museum of Science & Industry. Renowned for the industrial revolution, Manchester holds a proud past in science, arts, sports, music and politics, combining its rich legacy with its progressive objectives. Brimming with a youthful and diverse culture, it is one of the most wondrous places in the UK known for extending a warm welcome to all visitors.


Rich with a unique and elegant assortment of eateries, bars, museums, galleries, shops, hotels and accommodation, in addition to the neighboring Greater Manchester township that offers a series of quaint market settlements, scenic green spaces, waterways and traditional pubs, Manchester is also packed with a full-house calendar of events & festivals right from the pioneering Manchester International Festival to the captivating Christmas Market. Here’s a list of things to do, when you are visiting Manchester.

Food & Drink Festival

Food & Drink Festival:  Things To Do In Manchester
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Conceived and built on by Phil Jones in 1998, the Manchester Food & Drink Festival’s become a well-established event that’s acclaimed nationally and is a means of showing off the city to the rest of the nation that there’s more to Manchester than just its meat pies and gravy! In the last 21 events that span the event’s calendar, Manchester’s dining scenario has witnessed remarkable progress and is one of the most exciting & influential events that takes places in different venues across the city and the Festival Hub, Cathedral Gardens.

Walking Trails

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There are nearly 19 wondrous walking trails across the Manchester City that allow you to enjoy its scenic sites and long beautiful walks. Right from the iconic Wigan Pier zigzagging through the Douglas Valley, the beautiful canal-side trail presents a blend of rich & attractive natural industrial culture. Then there’s the ancient track around Ramsbottom, a circular trail that reveals the rich spirit and intimate association between a community and its landscape, combined with a trip aboard the restored East Lancashire Steam Rail. The other trails to be explored include Wigan Pier to Arley Hall, Worsley Village, Last Drop Village complex high above the Bolton over the Towers & Turrets, Hawkshaw & Affetside, The South Pennine Water Trail, Historic Houses on the Highest Hill and more.


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The Junkyard Golf Club is home to some of the craziest golf activities, drinks and bad wisecracks! With 3 mashed up 9-hole golf courses, people can enjoy putting through all the odd holes like the UFC bear cages, UV slides, hip hop farm and a treehouse bar. Right from Bozo, one of the most wondrous shows that’s all about circus freaks, dark fairgrounds and twisted clowns to Pablo, putt your way through a building site, a themed treehouse on a rock band, a forest bathroom on a popular youth music icon, past a bear wrestling cage through a deep cave, in addition to an ocean that is oil-soaked.

Adventurous Escapades

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Unleash your inner beast and live life on the edge with one of UK’s no.1 tree top adventures with captivating scenery, hours of fun and exciting adventures and epic zip wires at Rivington’s Go Ape. Then there’s the Breakout-Town Hall, a live escape room game that you can enjoy with a group of friends or family, locked in for about an hour or so, solving a series of puzzles, tasks, riddles and games. You can also go a step ahead and experience an exciting gaming experience with the Cops & Robbers Game reliving some live real-life street fantasies using GPS smartphones and location-based technology through a virtual city challenge or explore the 1.3-mile self-guided treasure trail venturing through sneaky clues on ancient buildings, statues and quirky features.

Serene Spa Sessions

Serene Spa Sessions:  Things To Do In Manchester
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Enjoy the tranquility and refreshing sessions of Spa at the Spa Satori with the highest level of healthcare and wellness treatments in Manchester, the Jade Spa with its vintage oriental offerings and beautifully crafted interiors that innovatively capture the traditions, mystery and culture of the Oriental, or Spa at the Midland.

Cycling Trails

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With a variety of bike trails in Manchester, get out on your two wheels and journey across some of the best cycling routes with a combination of fresh air and scenic locations, right from the Sale Water Park with parklands and countryside, lake, meadows and woodlands to South Pennine with a series of cycling & mountain bike routes, to the Mersey Valley Urmston Meadows, Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre and the the Trans Pennine Trail.

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