Manchester for culture, shopping and architecture
Historically, in the 19th Century, Manchester was an industrial powerhouse, only to become what is today a hugely diversified urban area known for everything from music and sport to renowned cultural venues and impressive architectural sites. After London, Manchester is the United Kingdom’s second most populous city, and with decades of diversification in industry as well as a rejuvenation of many central city sites, Manchester has emerged as an influential world city and a major business, tourist and cultural centre.
One of the biggest attractions is the sporting franchise Manchester United. This well-known football team continues to be one of the most popular teams in the world and area residents are passionate supporters. Manchester is equally supportive of the arts as can be seen in the remarkable museums and performance venues found throughout the city. Consider a Manchester Holiday and experience all the fun and excitement that this entertainment mecca has to offer.
No matter what your interest, you will be sure to find many great attractions in Manchester. Take a walk through the city centre where you will discover renowned museums from the Manchester Museum of Natural History, the illuminating Museum of Transport and the palatial looking Manchester Art Gallery.
Don’t miss the stunning Gothic masterpiece otherwise known as Manchester Town Hall, considered to be one of the finest Gothic examples in the country. Another noted building is the Royal Exchange. Completed in 1921, this stately building is home to the Royal Exchange Theatre and a popular shopping centre.
Manchester is known for its nightlife too where every type of music can be enjoyed. From big clubs and fun filled pubs to intimate lounges, the music and bar scene is as varied as you’ll find anywhere.
Getting to Manchester is a breeze, with direct flights from around the globe it’s as easy as a one stop connection from Australia. Consider a stop over in Asia or the Middle East before you continue on your journey or how about an around the world trip with Manchester as one of your exciting destinations along the way.