Discover The Best Attractions In Manchester England

Skyline of the beautiful Manchester CityManchester, England is one of the larger cities in England, but when it is in direct competition with London for the tourist money it is going to be impossible to get the tourist at times. However, if you are an avid traveler then you will want to see everything you can find and this means even taking a trip to Manchester to get to see some of the major attractions is well worth the time you have to spend away from London. What else is great is the fact the train you take to get to Manchester will take you through some of the best places that you can go see on the train from industrial regions to the beautiful countryside. Once you arrive in Manchester, though, you need to know about some of the great attractions that are in the town and what you are going to be able to see and do. Hence, why we have listed the top attractions in Manchester for you to enjoy.

How Did We Narrow Down Our List Of Attractions In Manchester

The attractions were quiet a few in the Manchester area. However, we know that you will have single travelers, couples, and families that are traveling. With that in mind we did try to find at least one attraction that would be attentive for each group, which is why the list may seem a little short. However, we will tell you the list is not comprehensive of all the attractions you can find in Manchester as we are planning on doing more reviews of the attractions, but those will have to wait because we want you to have a list that is going to make it easier for you to find the right place to go and see.

Museum Of Science And Industry

Manchester Museum of Science and IndustryWhen you are in Manchester, you will quickly realize is one of the centers of industry for the country. However, what else you will like is the fact this has been immortalized in the Museum of Science and Industry. This is a trip that is going to allow everyone to have a great time, but also makes it easier for everyone to enjoy the trip because they can finally see everything that is going on and how industry has changed over time. What is really nice is the museum is free most of the time, so you do not have to worry about finding the money to bring the entire family to the location.

What is really great about the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is the fact that it is going to allow you to explore the changes, but they have great talks that help you make sense of these changes. You may think you can easily follow along with what is going on, but you will find that sometimes it is such a small change you do not know until it has been pointed out to you. So you will like the fact this is a very educational tour for the entire family. When you do go, make sure you stay for the cotton mill presentation because it is something you will never forget.

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Etihad Stadium

The Stunning Etihad StadiumEthihad Stadium is a place you will want to go to for various events that are held in town. The location has plenty for you to do and enjoy. However, the place does have tours of the famed Manchester City football club as well. So this is going to provide the family hours of enjoyment and this is going to make it easier for you to have a good trip and learn the history. The downside is when it is outside of the sports event times you may find it as a challenge to get into the location. So make sure you check to see what kind of tours are available for you to go on when you are in the region or if you could end up having some issues in finding the right place to go and visit.

On a side note because of the targeted terrorist attacks in Manchester, that led to the #ManchesterStrong tag going around on Twitter, you will notice any of the events you attend are going to have a high level of security. However, this is a good thing because it will allow you to know you are safer in the region and this will make it easier for you to have a great trip and know you will have a chance to come back from the location you were visiting.

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Manchester Three Rivers 

Now this place is more for the adults only because it is a distillery, but it is definitely a place you are going to enjoy because it is a producer of some of the best spirits you can find. What is great is the fact you are able to learn about all the different types of gin that you can find, but also know the drinks are going to give you something that you are really going to enjoy. Throw in the fact the staff is going to take time to educate you about anything that is being done in the processes and it will be easy for you to see this is a great place for you to go and visit, but also know you will have a great time from the education you get in the process of making the gin down to what you are going to enjoy drinking in a little bit.

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Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Garden

Manchester Park - Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical GardenFletcher Moss Park & Botanical Garden is a place you are going to love. It allows you to get outside when the weather in Manchester is cooperative, but it also makes it easier for you to enjoy the beautiful park and the plants that are in the garden as well. This is a park that is amazing and it is definitely a park you will like because you are going to be able to enjoy the beauty that is present in the park. So you will really like the fact this is a park that has the botanical gardens as well because you have a chance to explore the herbs that are not common to the area, but also get a chance to explore some of the other items you normally would have never seen before. Overall, this is a great attraction and as long as it is not raining outside it is going to be a place you will want to make sure you go out and visit because it allows for the entire family to enjoy the outdoors, but it also makes it easier for couples to take a stroll along the paths hand in hand.

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Other Attractions Are Present In Manchester

While this is just the tip of the iceberg of attractions in Manchester, you will notice that we tried to keep them oriented to things the entire family can do. Yes, I know the distillery is not so much kid friendly, but it is a place you can unwind. However, this is just the start of the attractions and we are sure to add on more on an individual basis, but those are going to be more in depth in the reviews and it will easily lead to you being able to plan out your vacation to Manchester, without having to worry about trying to figure out what exactly you can or cannot do while you are on your vacation.

Important Links To Further Your Education

Learn more about Manchester on our Manchester Travel page.

Discover more about England by checking out the England travel page.

Want to learn more about Europe? Check out the Europe travel page.


By Ian