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City Centre Ferris Wheel, Manchester

Stay at a hotel in Manchester to explore civic Victorian grandeur and futuristic ship canal terraces.

Historic Manchester

Head out of your Manchester hotel for lavish Victorian copycat architecture, like the neo-Gothic Town Hall and Pantheon-style Central Library. Hark back to the industrial era as you walk past canal warehouses and locks in Lower Deansgate and Castlefield.

Art and museums in Manchester

The Manchester Ship Canal has had an arts and culture face-lift. Shard-shaped blocks and towers contain Blitz stories in the Imperial War Museum North while the steely Lowry arts centre is home to skinny “matchstick men”. Meet Leonardo da Vinci in 3D at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Quirky things to do in Manchester

Carve up real powder on the slopes at the Chill Factore snow centre. Manchester’s own skyscraper, the mirrored Beetham Tower on Deansgate, soars to 171m with views of Blackpool Tower. Anything goes in the Northern Quarter bars. Sombrero-wearing staff slam tequilas in minuscule Rodeo, while Odd Bar lives up to its name with its way-out gallery.

Events in Manchester

Theatres and galleries open for 18 days of avant-garde arts and music at Manchester International Festival in July. Manchester Jazz Festival clicks its fingers at concert halls and bars. You won’t get much sleep in your Manchester hotel when it’s party time at rainbow-coloured Manchester Pride.

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Attractions in Manchester:

Manchester City FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Manchester United FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Wigan Athletic FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Tolling the Devil's Knell

Opening times:
The last bell tolls at midnight Dec 2012 - Dec 2013 (annual)

Fernando Torres celebrates scoring. © Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC 2012/13

Opening times:
25 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

What's on in Manchester:

Christmas Markets. © Manchester City Council
Christmas Markets

Dates Open:
17/11/2014 to 21/12/2014
17/11/2015 to 21/12/2015

Naomi James Moonstone Silver Flower Brooch, courtesy of Articulate Communication
Dazzle - Manchester

Dates Open:
21/11/2014 to 01/01/2015
21/11/2015 to 01/01/2016

Caravan and Motorhome Show

Dates Open:
19/01/2015 to 22/01/2015

Holiday & Travel Show

Dates Open:
06/01/2015 to 08/01/2015

Manchester Camerata's New Year's Eve Gala Concert

Dates Open:
31/12/2014 to 31/12/2014

Cheers! Photo by Bree Hogg, © Whatsonwhen
National Winter Ales Festival

Dates Open:
18/01/2015 to 21/01/2015


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